It wouldn't be Christmas without a tree. No matter how old you are or what hemisphere you live in, the Christmas tree is the ultimate Yule-time tradition! Check out some of the world's best...
Los Angeles, California
If you’re in need of some Christmas cheer in lieu of snow, check out the amazing display at The Grove! The largest Christmas tree in Los Angeles, the annual lighting ceremony features performances from some of the biggest names in music and ends in a dazzling finale of fireworks and snowflakes.
La Grand Place
Christmas comes but twice a year in Belgium: once on St. Nicholas' Day, December 6; and again on Christmas Day. The Grand Place, with its beautiful baroque Town Hall, is the site of the city's official Christmas tree.
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St Pancras Station
Arguably the best Christmas tree in London, the 12.2m tree at St Pancras Station is made entirely of Lego! There are more than 1000 Lego baubles attached to its 172 branches, and according to Lego it is the tallest tree ever made using the toy bricks.
The most recognisable symbol of Germany, the Brandenburg Gate is the backdrop for Berlin’s main Christmas tree. Traditionally the tree is donated by a small community in Norway and is decorated with stars, angels, red apples and several hundred lights.
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Floating Christmas Tree
Rodrigo de Freitas Lake, Rio de Janeiro
Rodrigo de Freitas Lake lays claim to the world's largest floating Christmas tree. Weighing 542 tonnes, this 85m wonder is adorned with 3.3 million miniature bulbs and has become one of the city's main tourist attractions.