Famous Christmas Trees
The Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree has been donated to London by Oslo ever y year since 1947, as a gift of gratitude for the support Britain gave Nor way in WWII. It’s on display ever y year from the beginning of December to 6 Januar y. It’s usually around 60m high and 60 years old. The Vatican’s festive tree is usually known as the St Peter’s Square Tree and is accompanied by a life -size nativity scene of 17 statues donated by various churches across Italy. Last year, the tree was a special gift from the Archdiocese of Elk in Poland. The Rockefeller Centre Christmas Tree in New York is illuminated in a public ceremony in late November or early December. The first tree was set up there by workers during the Great Depression and decorated with old tin cans; today, it twinkles with more than 25,000 lights.