Fa­mous Christ­mas Trees

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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.

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