Tuesday, 22 December 2015

The Largest, Coolest, Strangest, Christmas Trees in the World

Christmas is almost upon us and everywhere you look there are beautiful Christmas trees of all shapes and sizes. Which got us to thinking, who has the largest Christmas tree in the world? After a google search we found our answer plus so much more. Here are our results: 

If you love Lego then you will love this 10-meter high Christmas tree in London’s St. Pancras station made entirely of LEGO J

Rio Brazil has the world’s largest floating Christmas tree. Standing at 85-meter (278-foot) tall this metal cone weighs 542 tons and is illuminated by 3.3 million Christmas lights. It has been one of Rio's top Christmas attractions since 1996, is surrounded by 105 kilometers (65 miles) of lighted hoses that produce special effects, projecting images in the sky that are visible for miles.

This futuristic looking tree located in Mexico City set the world record in 2009 for being the tallest artificial Christmas tree.

In Baia Mare, Romania, at the initiative of Alexandra Muresan an 11th grade student, over 1200 students and teachers of "Vasile Lucaciu" National College dressed in green and red gathered in the Revolution Square to break the Guinness World Record for the largest human Christmas tree. Not only did they set a new record but also collected funds for clothing and toys for orphans. 

Check out Britain’s tallest Christmas tree located at Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet in Ellesmere Port, South Wirral. The tree was designed by Thomason’s Guildford team of civil and structural engineers. The tree stands at 27.5 meters (90ft) tall, and 10 meters (32ft) across, and is decorated with nine kilometers of white fairy lights made from 100,000 LED bulbs, 1,000 football-sized red baubles and another 20,000 smaller ones. Everything is held together with half a ton of nuts and bolts.

Last but not least the largest Christmas tree, drum roll please, the Mount Ingino Christmas Tree! The tree is 650 metres (2,130 ft) high and 350 m wide at its base and consists of 3000 multi-colored lights and 8.5 kilometres of electrical cable, placed all the way up the slopes of Monte Ingino, which towers above the city. The illumination can be seen up to 50 kilometres (30 miles) away.

Whether your Christmas tree is large or small we at the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo hope that it lights up your home giving you and family and very happy and merry holiday season! 

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