Famous Christmas trees around the world
December is one of the nicest months of the year because of the magical Christmas. No matter where you are, the cities around the world are taking on bright and colorful Christmas clothes. The markets are up, shop windows have great displays, people are happier and nicer and everyone is in a festive mood. And, when all this is covered in a beautiful white snow coat, what more could you ask for? Well, there is something that’s missing, isn’t it? The symbol of Christmas is missing, the Christmas tree. We gathered here some of the most famous and beautiful Christmas trees around the world. Don’t miss them in case you are visiting these cities on December.
CHRISTMAS TREE IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER, NEW YORK CITY
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a symbol of the holidays in New York City. We have talked about this amazing tree in a previous article but it’s definitely worth mentioning it again. The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree was first revealed on Wednesday, December 4. Tens of thousands of people crowded the sidewalks for the event and hundreds of millions watched it live across the globe. The Tree will remain lit and can be viewed until 11pm on January 7th, 2014. This is New York’s most famous Christmas symbol for sure and if you happen to be there for the holidays make sure you don’t miss it. We didn’t, and here you go, a wonderful tree surrounded by some singing angels. I guess most of us have seen the tree in “Home alone” movie, part one.
CHRISTMAS TREE ON MONTE INGINO IN ITALY
The world’s largest display of a Christmas tree in Monte Ingino is a pretty spectacular sight indeed. First, this is not exactly a Christmas tree; it’s a lighting illumination in the shape of a Christmas tree that is installed annually on the slopes of Mount Ingino. Composed of about 500 lights and connected by 40,000 feet of wire, the ‘tree’ is a modern marvel for this ancient city.
TOKYO CHRISTMAS TREE
This tree is worth 2 million dollars, making it the world’s most expensive Christmas tree. You can see it at Ginza Tanaka jewelry store in Tokyo. The magnificent tree is eight feet tall and has 60 heart shapes and 100 ribbons all made of pure gold. This is Tokyo’s version of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree and has attracted many curious tourists from around the world.
CHRISTMAS TREE IN PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
The Christmas tree in Prague is shipped in from Krkonose Mountains and brought to Old Town Square for display. The blaze of light of this beautiful tree is definitely the highlight of Prague on Christmas. It attracts thousands of tourists and it looks absolutely amazing set against the city’s dark and gothic skyline. The tree is, of course, just the cherry on top of the amazing square, all decorated in its winter clothes waiting patiently for the tourists.
CHRISTMAS TREE IN RED SQUARE, MOSCOW
Last, but not least, the amazing Christmas tree in Moscow, Russia. Moscow celebrates Christmas a little later, on Jan. 7, according to the Russian Orthodox calendar. For weeks beforehand, the city is alive with festivities in anticipation for Father Frost’s arrival on his magical troika with the Snow Maiden. He and his helper deliver gifts under the New Year tree, or yolka, a Russian word for Christmas tree.
The ones we mentioned are just a few Christmas trees from around the world. There are so many more out there and we can not be but delighted about this very old tradition of decorating an evergreen tree for the day when Jesus Christ was born. People war traditionally decorating the tree with apple and nuts or some other foods and illuminating it with candle lights. They say that the first Christmas tree might have been decorated in the 16th century or earlier. In fact the use of evergreen trees symbolizes eternal life. Stay with us for more about Christmas and New Year’s Eve.