Christmas Trees Around the World

Christmas Trees Around the World

Just in case you didn’t know, WE LOVE CHRISTMAS!

Wooden Soldier tree decorations at Tivoli Gardens at Christmas - Christmas Market Copenhagen, Denmark, shopping Tivoli Gardens at Christmas - Christmas Market Copenhagen, Denmark

Have a look at these amazing Christmas Trees around the world. They might give you some inspiration for your trees this year!  Feel free to post us links to photographs of your trees.

 

{Note: Some of this post came in a chain mail I received years ago and adapted/added to for your reading. We’re be happy to credit the source if anyone knows it}

1 Times Square, the Big Apple turns on its holiday charm with the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center

Travel Photographer - Justin Krause Photography - Destination Wedding Photography by Justin and Emily

Before the ball drops in Times Square, the Big Apple turns on its holiday charm with the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center.

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I need to get back to NYC in general as I love it! But at Christmas there’s no place like it! (Another photo as Rockafella Center looks amazing!)

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2 Capitol Building Christmas tree in Washington, D.C.

Below, the Capitol Christmas tree in Washington, D.C., is decorated with 3,000 ornaments that are the handiwork of U.S. schoolchildren. Encircling evergreens in the ‘Pathway of Peace’ represent the 50 U.S. states.

2 Capitol Christmas tree in Washington, D.C

(Another photo because it’s THAT cool!)

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Capitol Christmas tree in Washington, D.C.

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3 world’s largest Christmas tree display rises up the slopes of Monte Ingino, Italy

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The world’s largest Christmas tree display rises up the slopes of Monte Ingino outside of Gubbio, in Italy’s Umbria region. Composed of about 500 lights connected by 40,000 feet of wire, the ‘tree’ is a modern marvel for an ancient city.

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4 Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka

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A Christmas tree befitting of Tokyo’s night time neon display is projected onto the exterior of the Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka.

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5 Prague’s Old Town Square

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Illuminating the Gothic facades of Prague’s Old Town Square, and casting its glow over the manger display of the famous Christmas market, is a grand tree cut in the Sumava mountains in the southern Czech Republic.

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6 Venice ’s Murano Island tallest glass tree in the world

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Venice ’s Murano Island renowned throughout the world for its quality glasswork is home to the tallest glass tree in the world. Sculpted by master glass blower Simone Cenedese, the artistic Christmas tree is a modern reflection of the holiday season.

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7 Moscow celebrates Christmas according to the Russian Orthodox calendar on Jan. 7

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Moscow celebrates Christmas according to the Russian Orthodox calendar on Jan. 7. For weeks beforehand, the city is alive with festivities in anticipation of 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, which is traditionally a fir.

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8 (as far as I’m aware) The largest Christmas tree in Europe (more than 230 feet tall) can be found in the Prado Comio in Lisbon, Portugal

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The largest Christmas tree in Europe (more than 230 feet tall) can be found in the Prado Comio in Lisbon, Portugal. Thousands of lights adorn the tree, adding to the special enchantment of the city during the holiday season.

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9 Stunning, tiny chapel and it’s Christmas tree in Germany’s Karwendel Mountains

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‘Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree’: Even in its humblest attire, aglow beside a tiny chapel in Germany’s Karwendel mountains, a Christmas tree is a wondrous sight.

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10 Christmas tree in Galeries Lafayette in Paris, France

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Ooh la la Galeries Lafayette! In Paris, even the Christmas trees are chic. With its monumental, baroque dome, plus 10 stories of lights and high fashion, it’s no surprise this show-stopping department store draws more visitors than the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower.

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11 St. Peter’s Square in Rome hosts a larger-than-life nativity scene in front of the obelisk

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In addition to the Vatican’s heavenly evergreen, St. Peter’s Square in Rome hosts a larger-than-life nativity scene in front of the obelisk.

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12 Christmas Tree at Puerta del Sol in Madrid, Spain

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The Christmas tree that greets revellers at the Puerta del Sol is dressed for a party. Madrid’s two-week celebration makes millionaires along with merrymakers. On Dec. 22, a lucky citizen will win El Gordo (the fat one), the world’s biggest lottery.

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13 Christmas tree in London’s Trafalgar Square

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As a token of gratitude for Britain’s aid during World War II, the Christmas tree in London’s Trafalgar Square has been the annual gift of the people of Norway since 1947.

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14 Christmas Tree in front of Romer Frankfurt’s city hall, Frankfurt, Germany

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Drink a glass of gluhwein from the holiday market at the Romer, Frankfurt’s city hall since 1405 and enjoy a taste of Christmas past.

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15  Simple colours against a stark background –  3 Christmas trees, location unknown.

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Against a backdrop of tall, shadowy firs, a rainbow trio of Christmas trees lights up the night (location unknown).

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16 Universal Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, USA
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The U.S. Marine Corps., Santa Claus and the 80th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade Help “5 Towers” on CityWalk Ring in the Holiday Season with Hundreds of Thousands of Glistening Lights and a Gigantic Christmas Tree to Benefit “Toys for Tots”.

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 17 Evening Christmas sparkle at Disneyland Paris
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Christmas at Disneyland California. If you haven’t been before…GO !  I can’t wait to take Matilda!

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18. Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark

BIG Tree, Tivoli Gardens at Christmas - Christmas Market Copenhagen, Denmark Travel Photographer - Justin Krause Photography - Destination Wedding Photography by Justin and Emily

Tivoli Garden in Copenhagen, Denmark is transformed into a Christmas wonderland! Go there, it’s like Disney just went Christmas balmy but forgot Mickey. Absolutely magic! Check out the blog post for our Copenhagen trip in December 2015.

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19 Bath Christmas Market, Bath, Somerset, England
Christmas Tree at Bath Abbey and Roman Baths - Travel and Wedding Photography by Justin and Emily Krause 2013 wedding portrait studio in Bridgwater Somerset

The Christmas Tree outside Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths in Somerset UK

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