12 Christmas trees with real bling

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One for each day of Christmas, these cities go all out for the Festive Season

We have searched around the world and scoured cities like New York and Macau to find you 12 Christmas trees which really stand out from the crowd.

New York - Christmas trees with real bling
New York. Photo by Tishman Speyer/Photographer Gregory Scaffidi
New York - Christmas trees with real bling
New York. Photo by ☣JMK|photography☣
New York - Christmas trees with real bling
New York. Photo by Gary Burke.
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New York (USA) – Rockefeller Center

The world’s most famous Christmas tree. (Our featured image is by Nada Photography.)

Gubbio - Christmas trees with real bling
Gubbio. Photo by Simone & Pino Berettoni
Gubbio - Christmas trees with real bling
Gubbio. Photo by Galep Iccar
Gubbio - Christmas trees with real bling
Gubbio. Photo by Girovago

Gubbio (Italy) – Mount Ingino

The world’s largest Christmas tree is situated on the slopes of Mount Ingino – 2,130ft tall, it’s comprised of 3,000 multi-coloured lights connected by more than 5 miles of cable.

Paris - Christmas trees with real bling
Paris. Photo by Benh LIEU SONG
Paris - Christmas trees with real bling
Paris. Photo by spacejulien

Paris (France) – Galeries Lafayette

The legendary department store on Boulevard Haussmann doesn’t scrimp on decorations. Galeries Lafayette also features in our Top 10 shopping experiences worldwide.

Rio de Janeiro - Christmas trees with real bling
Rio de Janeiro. Photo by Leandro’s World Tour
Rio de Janeiro - Christmas trees with real bling
Rio de Janeiro. Photo by Leandro’s World Tour

Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) – Rodrigo de Freitas

World’s largest floating Christmas tree on the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon.

London - Christmas trees with real bling
London. Photo by Lego
London - Christmas trees with real bling
London. Photo by Lego

London (England) – St Pancras Station

A one-off (2011) 40ft-high tree made entirely of Lego pieces – 600,000 of them.

Innsbruck - Christmas trees with real bling
Innsbruck. Photo courtesy of www.visittirol.co.uk
Innsbruck - Christmas trees with real bling
Innsbruck. Photo courtesy of www.visittirol.co.uk

Innsbruck (Austria) – Christmas Market on Marktplatz

This tree sparkles with 90,000 Swarovski crystals.

Beijing - Christmas trees with real bling
Beijing. Photo by Elizabeth Phung
Beijing - Christmas trees with real bling
Beijing. Photo by 1world1eye
Beijing - Christmas trees with real bling
Beijing. Photo by vic_sf49

Beijing (China) – various

Beijing’s many shopping malls appear to locked in some sort of Christmas tree arms race (the third image is from the Bird’s Nest, the city’s Olympic Stadium).

Sao Paulo - Christmas trees with real bling
Sao Paulo. Photo by Denise Mayumi
Sao Paulo - Christmas trees with real bling
Sao Paulo. Photo by Denise Mayumi

Sao Paulo (Brazil) – Parque do Ibirapuera

An 85ft high Christmas tree adorned with LEDs.

Madrid - Christmas trees with real bling
Madrid. Photo by Jorge Dalmau y Pablo Dalmau Photo
Madrid - Christmas trees with real bling
Madrid. Photo by Alex E. Proimos

Madrid (Spain) – Puerta del Sol Square

Every year a brand new design of tree graces this, one of the capital’s busiest squares.

Santa Monica - Christmas trees with real bling
Santa Monica. Photo by Matt McK
Santa Monica - Christmas trees with real bling
Santa Monica. Photo by missmaya
Santa Monica - Christmas trees with real bling
Santa Monica. Photo by kshibano

Santa Monica (USA) – Edgemar Mall

This 33-foot tall tree is made of 86 metal shopping carts.

Macau - Christmas trees with real bling
Macau. Photo by Melinda ^..^

Macau – Senado Square

The square features a different brightly lit tree every year.

Dortmund - Christmas trees with real bling
Dortmund. Photo by stephanrudolph
Dortmund - Christmas trees with real bling
Dortmund. Photo by erix!
Dortmund - Christmas trees with real bling
Dortmund. Photo by sputnik-

Dortmund (Germany) – Hansaplatz

Branches taken from 1,700 Norwegian spruces are fastened onto a 150-ft high giant metal frame, before being wrapped in 40,000 lights.

Kaunas (Lithuania) – Rotušės aikštė

Made of 40,000 recycled plastic bottles, this emerald beauty by artist Jolanta Smidtiene stands 40 ft tall.

If you liked these, see our colourful Top 10 Christmas Lights Displays.

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12 Christmas trees with real bling was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Brett Ackroyd
Author: Brett Ackroyd (631 posts)

Brett hopes to one day reach the shores of far-flung Tristan da Cunha, the most remote of all the inhabited archipelagos on Earth…as to what he’ll do when he gets there, he hasn’t a clue. Over the last 10 years, London, New York, Cape Town and Pondicherry have all proudly been referred to as home. Now it’s Copenhagen’s turn, where he lends his travel expertise to momondo.com.