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12 of the world's most spectacular Christmas trees

November 26, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Made from macaroons, Lego and handbags, some of these trees are far from fir.

Christmas trees don't have to be traditional to look spectacular.

How about a Christmas tree made from Lego?

1. Vilnius Christmas tree (Lithuania)

The well-preserved old town in the Lithuanian capital looks like just the sort of place that needs a Christmas tree.

Vilnius Christmas Tree, Cathedral Square, Vilnius, Lithuania

2. Lego Christmas tree (Legoland Malaysia)

Asia's tallest Christmas tree is in Malaysia, but even more striking than its height is that it's made from Lego.

It's not a tree, either?

3. Rockefeller Center Christmas tree (New York)

Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York; +1 212 588 8601

4. Galeries Lafayette Christmas tree (Paris)

At 20-meters tall, the world's highest in-store Christmas tree is an intricate, horology-themed affair standing in France's chicest department store, Galeries Lafayette.

5. Floating Christmas tree (Rio de Janeiro)

Rio advertizes its superlative seasonal contribution as "the world's largest floating Christmas tree. "

Turns out it may be the world's only notable floating Christmas tree, save those dumped in various water supplies when the celebrations are over.

More than 100,000 people turned out to see the 85-meter, 540-ton behemoth lit up for the first time in the waters off Rio. Bradesco Seguros Christmas Tree, Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon, Rio de Janeiro

6. National Christmas tree (Washington, D. C. )

Last year, the Obamas were criticized for decorating their home with an apparently excessive 54 Christmas trees.

Barack Obama was tasked with switching on the 10-meter Colorado blue spruce known as the National Christmas Tree, which stands outside the White House gates in President's Park South.

National Christmas Tree, 17th and D Streets NW, Washington, D. C. ; +1 202 354 6460

7. Brandenburg Gate Christmas tree (Berlin)

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, Norway has given the German capital a Christmas tree every year as a sign of peace and solidarity with the reunified country.

Brandenburg Gate Christmas tree, Pariser Platz, Berlin

8. Macaroon Christmas tree, Ritz-Carlton (Charlotte, North Carolina)

The Christmas tree at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina, is edible: it's made from 8,000 colorful macaroons.

Opera Christmas tree, Grand Hotel de Bordeaux & Spa (Bordeaux, France)

Decorated with elaborate opera costumes, yards of lace and hundreds of crystals, the Christmas tree at the Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux & Spa is the fruit of a collaboration with L'Opera National de Bordeaux.

Fendi Christmas tree, Hotel de Russie (Rome)

A creation of the Italian fashion house Fendi, the Christmas tree at Rome's Hotel de Russie is unsurprisingly hung all over with the brand's acrylic glass "bag bug" handbags.

Recycled bottle Christmas tree (London)

Humble in origin but still impressive, the Christmas tree outside Ealing Town Hall in London was crafted from 900 plastic bottles collected by local school children.

Recycled bottle Christmas tree, Ealing Town Hall, London; +44 20 8825 5000

Have you seen Christmas trees more spectacular than these?

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