All across the world, cities have been lit up by the flickering lights of Christmas decorations. Here is a list of the most famous Christmas trees set up each year through the globe!
The Holiday season is made of family reunions, relaxing evenings in front of a fire, great food and… Christmas trees! Here we go with the Best Christmas Trees 2014 list:
The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
Erected every year since 1933, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree has become one of the symbols of the holiday season in New York. In recent times, the lighting has been broadcasted live nationwide.
The Vatican Christmas Tree
The Vatican Christmas Tree is one of the most famous Christmas trees in Europe. Each year, the Pope accepts a tree from a different country or region, which is considered a great honor. It is installed in Saint Peter’s Square, together with a life-size nativity scene.
Monte Ingino’s Christmas Tree
The largest Christmas tree in the world is not really a tree… Every year, this huge holiday display of over 1000 lights cover the whole side of a mountain. In 2014, the light were switched on remotely by Pope Francis through a tablet computer!
Trafalgar’s Square Christmas Tree
Every year, the city of Oslo donates a Christmas tree to the people of Britain. This tradition dates back to 1947, when Norway gave this gift for the first time to thank its ally’s support during WWII. At the base of the tree, there is always a plaque remembering the help Britain gave to Norway during the war.
Murano’s Glass Chritmas Tree
The Island of Murano is well known across the world for its mastery of the art of shaping and coloring glass. They certainly do show their glasswork skills when decorating for Christmas: master glass blower Simone Cenedese created the world’s largest and most famous glass Christmas tree to brighten up Venice.
Did you know about any of the most famous Christmas trees I put on the list? Does your city put up its very own tree? Let me know in the comments below!