15 Most Beautiful Christmas Trees in the World

Going green, Peachy — By on December 10, 2009 at 6:23 am

Its the holiday season!  What better way to celebrate than to take a tour of the most beautiful Christmas Trees in the world?  We’ve collected 15 of the most gorgeous, most noteworthy photographs of glittering, sparkling unique trees and holiday decorations to light up even the darkest winter night.

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The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

The Capitol Christmas tree in Washington, D.C., is decorated with ornaments created by U.S. schoolchildren. Encircling evergreens in the ‘Pathway of Peace’ represent the 50 U.S. states.  Because this year’s tree comes from Arizona:

Schoolchildren throughout Arizona made nearly 6,000 ornaments to be placed on the iconic symbol often called “The People’s Tree.”  Another 4,000 handcrafted ornaments were made to accompany the 80 companion trees places throughout the United States Capitol Complex.  Students were encouraged to craft their ornaments from recycled materials and to consider the environmental impact of their finished designs.

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The biggest Christmas tree display in the world rises up the slopes of Monte Ingino near Gubbio, in Italy’s Umbria region.   Each year, on December 7 (Immaculate Conception Eve) the Christmas tree is lit up!  This amazing display rises from the last stone houses of Gubbio up to the basilica of S. Ubaldo, the patron saint of the town.  More than 500 lights, connected by 40,000 feet of wire comprise this amazing display.

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A display like this one makes me want to book a trip to Tokyo right now!  Check out the amazing neon lights on the outside of the Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka!  Even among the many lights of the City, this Christmas Tree stands out.

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Oh, how I wish to visit Prague someday!  The Old Town Square includes gorgeous Gothic architecture, and during December each year, holy manger displays can be found in the famous Christmas markets.

The Prague Christmas markets run daily throughout December. They take place at the Old Town Square & Wenceslas Square, with smaller ones operating at Havelske Trziste & Namesti Republiky. All are within 10 minutes walking distance of each other.

The tree shown above is from the Sumava Mountains in the southern Czech Republic.

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Venice ‘s Murano Island, renowned world-wide for its quality glasswork, is home to the tallest glass tree in the world.  This artistic Christmas tree was sculpted by master glass blower Simone Cenedese, and is a modern reflection of the holiday season.

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While most of the world is a mere 2 weeks away from Christmas, Moscow doesn’t celebrate Christmas until January 7, according to the Russian Orthodox calendar. Still, the City is in full preparation mode for the arrival of Father Frost on his magical troika with the Snow Maiden.  Instead of a Christmas Tree, you’ll find a New Year tree, or yolka, under which Father Frost places goodies and gifts!

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If you want to see the largest Christmas tree in Europe, you’ll have to visit the Praça do Comércio in Lisbon, Portugal.  The tree extends more than 230-feet into the sky and boasts thousands of lights.  I’m serious – you have to see this tree to believe it!  And if you want a bird’s-eye view, check out the live webcam on top of the tree from SAPO.

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I think that this Christmas tree is one of the most special of them all.  How can you not consider the true meaning of the season when viewing this display next to a tiny chapel in Germany’s Karwendel mountains?

(plus, I have images of gingerbread baking inside and Hansel and Gretel escaping….)

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Ahhh….. Paris!  What a perfect place to celebrate Christmas – the style, the art, the je ne sais quoi that is France!  This Christmas Tree inside the Galeries Lafayette is – in every sense of the word – awesome.  Can you believe that more people visit the department store than the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower?  Non?  Quelle horror!

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For the ultimate in a Christmas experience, you have to visit St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican.  Anyone who is a Christian, or interested in theology in general, should make a pilgrimage to this holy city-state. This time of year, you get a “two for one”!  Not only can you view the Vatican’s heavenly evergreen, but you’ll also be able to enjoy a larger-than-life nativity scene in front of the obelisk.

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Now here is a Christmas celebration worth attending!  In Madrid, Spain, you may win the El Gordo (the fat one) on December 22!  The world’s biggest lottery is announced in less than 2 weeks.  You’ll want to be at the Puerta del Sol to be a lucky winner!

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Another great metropolis in which to celebrate the season is London!  Who can resist the Christmas Tree in Trafalgar Square, which is an annual gift to Great Britain for its aid during WWII from the people of Norway?

Each year since 1947, a Christmas tree has been given to the people of London from the people of Norway in gratitude for Britain’s support for Norway during World War II. For many Londoners the Christmas tree and carol singing in Trafalgar Square signal the countdown to Christmas.

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The simple holiday displays are often the most meaningful.  Here at the holiday market in Romer, Frankfurt’s City Hall, you can raise a glass of gluhwein (mulled wine) and give a toast to Christmas’s past, present and future!

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Perhaps you’ll agree that the most meaningful Christmas tree displays are those that are unexpected.  One of my friends on Facebook recently posted that she had been running along a river trail and came upon a few fir trees that were decorated for the season… out in the middle of nowhere!  Similarly, this photo of a trio of Christmas tree is from an unknown location.

Perhaps you can recreate the special feeling in your hometown?

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Perhaps my favorite photo of this series of this one from the Arlington National Cemetery, outside Washington, D.C.  The wreaths that are placed at the headstones each year – more than 5,000 – are donated by the Worcester Wreath Co. of Harrington, Maine.

The owner, Merrill Worcester, not only provides the wreaths, but covers the trucking expense as well. He’s done this since 1992.  Groups of Maine school kids combine an educational trip to D.C. to help out. Perhaps even more amazing is the fact that Harrington is in one of the poorest parts of the state.  The Christmas spirit is indeed alive and well!

Rest easy, sleep well my brothers

Know the line has held, your job is done.

Rest easy, sleep well.

Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held.

Peace, peace, and farewell…

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34 Comments

  1. Joanna says:

    A spectacular collection! Thanks!

  2. Stephanie says:

    I’m thinking its time for a trip – what do you think Joana? :)

  3. Holy Cow! (as we say in Vermont). Who’d a thunk you could do so much with a Christmas tree?

  4. Stephanie says:

    LOL – that is classic! Thanks Glenn :)

  5. Alison Kerr says:

    Great photos. I’d never have thought of gathering these even though I can’t resist a decorated tree!

  6. Stephanie says:

    Thanks Alison – they are so incredibly beautiful! My favorite might be the trio of trees in the woods though.

  7. Bevan Bird says:

    I like the three coloured trees in the snowy field too, Stephanie. That’s a really magical scene.

  8. Sarah says:

    WOW! I miss so much portugal, the lisbon christmas tree is so beautiful. i remember to see it when they put it for the first time. . . good memories. the other ones are cutes as well

  9. Velvet says:

    I just did a google search for “the most beautiful Christmas photo” and your page came up. I am so glad it did. What a wonderful reminder that Christmas lights up the entire world, in just about every corner, from the remote to the metropolitan. Indeed, the last picture is a bittersweet reminder of all who have sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy in this country. I can hardly read through the ending stanzas of the farewell without weeping.
    Many blessings to you this Holiday season. – JustVelvet at Blogger.

  10. Stephanie says:

    Thanks and Merry Christmas, JustVelvet – I’m glad you enjoyed the Christmas photos. I agree that the last picture is very moving and a poignant reminder of all the sacrifices some have made. Blessings to you as well, Stephanie

  11. Fitsum Admasu says:

    My name is fitsum Admasu from Ethiopia. I can creating Designes they are not seened before. I search always . Today I have entered to Google and typed Beautiful Christmas trees and gifts and Gave me this pictures Sweet pictures i ever seen . I am glad to see it . Thank You JustVelvet Merry Christmas and Happy new year for you.

  12. Myra says:

    Am deperatly waiting for Chirstmas ………

  13. alex says:

    i love the beatiful christmass trees, it best reavels how natures is also potent with the awareness of our king, they are all lovely, pls i wud like to include some of these fantastic christmas tres in my book on christmas. pls reply. thanks & well done

  14. david frank says:

    All I want for my birthday (11/12/64) is a christmas tree, I was five in 1969, when recieved my first tree for my bedroom with my two brothers. (they were thrilled to say the least)
    The Gift to Great Britian for its aid to Norway in Trafalgar Square from WWII has a wonderful story for todays generation.
    An on going Memorial Day for the Christmas Season.

  15. Beautiful selection of Christmas trees around the world!
    I would just like to add another one that – I believe – shouldn’t be out of any list: it’s the giant Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon (‘Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas’, in Portuguese) Xmas tree, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    According to the Guinness Book of Records, it is the largest (or the tallest, I’m not sure now) floating Christmas tree in the world, with 85 meters tall (278.87 feet tall), weighting 530 tons.

  16. I forgot to add the website, so you can see videos and pictures of the Rodrigo de Freitas Christmas tree, in Rio de Janeiro:
    http://www.arvorenatalbradescoseguros.com.br/

    Merry Xmas and a happy New Year to you all!

  17. ayesha butt says:

    i am not a christian but my best freind is christian if she is resding the comments so i wish her a very happy christmas

  18. swetha says:

    superbb collection

  19. soleil says:

    where is this place anyway it looks really pretty oh and is it really far from new jersey just asking

  20. faran says:

    marvellous pics & a beautiful creativity of GOD!

  21. Fariba says:

    My name is fariba, I was born date: 3/may/1967 in Tehran-Iran. I am love Chritmas.

  22. grace says:

    i like the us capitol christmas tree

  23. David Gill says:

    i like all trees

  24. Siah says:

    So pretty I wish I could decorate a tree like that

  25. tufail bhatti says:

    all the pics are so lovely and nice ,,,i wish that next year i will be an able to introduce the world biggest and lovely christmas tree in my countery(pakistan),,,,the lord jesus christ will support me that,,,,,,hallelujah

  26. Absolutely beautiful Thank You

  27. Charlene says:

    Just amazing…thanks for sharing

  28. It,s so nice to see some of the most beautiful christmas trees arround the world…seldom do we realize how the world around us decorates such a beautiful season..Mery Christmas to all of you….

  29. Saed Hawa says:

    Thanks for the Xmas tree display amazing.

    But how come New York’s Xmas tree is notinyour list, I am sorry but I think your list is incomplete. New York’s Xmas tree is the finest Christmas landmark is going green in the spirit …

    Saed Hawa … Saudi Arabia

  30. reyjun says:

    it is so amazing………… i was amaze because of the beautiful decoration,every christmas list their was very comprimising,i’m glad that all the people is creative to make christmas tree!!! i smell the spirit of christmas!!!!!!>_<

  31. Aloysius Momin says:

    wow ! Spectacular indeed.

  32. jems meyer edam says:

    nice pictures…………… missing it again

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