Christmas Trees From Around The World

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Tis the season and there are celebrations of Christmas all over the world. Here are a sampling of some of the trees that are displayed around the world.


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.














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.













 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.







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. 


 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




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





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.




A Christmas tree befitting Tokyo's nighttime neon display is projected onto the exterior of the Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka.







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.






The Christmas tree that greets revelers 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.












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







What ever your Christmas traditions amy be or the type of tree that may or may not be put up, it's a worldwide tradition that appears to be non-secular. Merry Christmas


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Ann Allen Hoover
RE/MAX Advantage South - Hoover, AL
CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL

Ed, I sure have enjoyed looking at all these Christmas trees and lights.....Merry Christmas!

Dec 13, 2009 05:28 AM #1
Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker (503) 810-7192 | Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time - Portland, OR
Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results

Thanks for putting this together for us.  Very entertaining to see the Christmas Trees from around the world (saved me a TON on airfare . . . I'll just look at the photos!)

Dec 13, 2009 05:36 AM #2
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor


Other than my own tree my favorites are  DC, White House and Rockafellar Center in NYC.  This year there seem to light displays everywhere.  Thanks for sharing a few others that I had not seen before.


Dec 13, 2009 05:42 AM #3
Melinda (Mel) Peterson
Real Estate Cafe LLC - Bend, OR
Curator of Happy Endings

My goodness Ed, those pictures are absolutely spectacular and beautiful.

Dec 13, 2009 06:20 AM #4
Donna Bigda
RE/MAX Alliance - Branford, CT
Greater New Haven CT Real Estate

Ed - What a joy it is to see such a beautiful display of Christmas Trees.  I love the one on the mountain in Italy.  Bello!...bello!

Dec 13, 2009 08:04 AM #5
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

ED..What a Parade of wonderous Trees ......Thanks


Dec 13, 2009 09:30 AM #6
Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!

Beautiful Ed, just absolutely beautiful! Each one was my favourite til I clicked on the next one!.  Kinda makes ours look like Charlie Brown's!! LOL! Thanks so much for posting them, never thought of checking something like that out!

Dec 13, 2009 10:04 AM #7
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ed, ALRIGHT Portugal has the tallest Christmas tree :)

All of the trees are amazing!!!

Dec 13, 2009 12:16 PM #8
Ken Speer
Alpha Global Associates - Phoenix, AZ

Ed, beautiful trees and a wonderful addition to the Christmas season.  Thanks.

Dec 13, 2009 03:47 PM #9
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Thanks all for taking the time to stop and comment, George I thought you'd appreciate the tallest tree.

This email was sent to me with some additional information that I will share in another post, as we get closer to Christmas.

Dec 13, 2009 11:55 PM #10
Ilyce Glink
Think Glink Media - Chicago, IL
Best-selling author, award-winning TV/radio host.

Thanks for posting these. The beautiful trees are a nice distraction on a Monday morning.

Dec 14, 2009 03:18 AM #11
Carra & Shae Riley
Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd - Westminster, CO


What a beautiful bunch of trees! Very impressive. Thanks for sharing them. They motivate me to get my lights up!

Dec 14, 2009 10:30 AM #12
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

It is an older blog, but today is a Christmas night in many countries:) 

Happy Christmas!

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