Floating Tree, Rio
Crowned with a star and epic fireworks display, the 279 foot tall Christmas tree in Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil floats in a myriad of lights at its inauguration ceremony in late November. Guinness was present to crown the display for the 19th time as the world's tallest floating. Lit by 3.1 million lights, the tree will brighten Rio until New Years.
Upside Down Tree, Paris
At (negative) 82 feet tall, this brilliant multicolored tree is hung from the stain glass ceiling of a mall in Paris, France. Visitors, along with the tree, can hang around or shop till they drop between November 27th and New Years.
Human Christmas Tree, Honduras
In 2014, citizens of Honduras gathered in appropriately colored shirts en masse to break the world record for world's largest human Christmas tree at the Presidential House in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. In just six minutes and 28 seconds, 2,945 persons broke the record previously set by Argentina in 2013.
Candy Christmas Tree, Singapore
Layered in the style of a massive wedding cake, large platters hold seemingly endless amounts of artistic and tasty delicacies. Here, Tennis legend Andre Agassi takes part in the opening ceremony on Dec. 1, 2014.
Many Colored Tree, Madrid
Colon Square was illuminated by thousands of synced computer controlled lights on November 30th. Decorators programmed the tree to display hundreds of unique color patterns through the days before Christmas and New Years.
Classic Christmas Tree With A Twist, US Capitol
This giant 88 foot tall white spruce tree was lit with a special twist in Washington DC on December 2, 2014. This year, kids around America can tap into software that allows them to program their own light shows for the tree.
Recycled Tree, Estonia
This Christmas in Rakvere, Estonia, nothing has gone to waste. Students of Rakvere Professional School collected waste wood from local mills and built a tree over 30 feet tall.
Giant Lego Christmas Tree, Sydney
Many thousands of blocks went into this blocky tree complete with Santa, surfboard, and giant candy canes. If this were to come as a set, it would likely take a decently sized truck to ship to just one lucky kid.
Another Giant Lego Tree, London
Legoland Resort just west of London England crowned its 26 foot tall tree with a seven pound star to complete its 300,000 block, four week building process.
The Glow Of Berlin, Germany
One woman's selfie will look to be washed in the dazzling colors of Germany's Christmas tree at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. Opened on November 25th, thousands of lights and glowing crystal balls will adorn the tree until just after Christmas.
Streetside Christmas Tree, Seoul
A 69 foot tall Christmas tree does not look out of place among the high rises in urban Seoul, South Korea. City Hall Plaza lit the tree to the flow of traffic on November 29th, 2014.
Angels Singing Silver Bells, Lithuania
Crisp white "snowflakes" seem to float while angels glide in unison at the center of a bursting Cathedral Square, Vilnius, Lithuania.
Regal Tree, Nashville
One man appears to look on in awe at the soft glow of Nashville's Capitol Christmas tree lit on December 1. A reflective mirror of water dreamily recasts the effect as a sign of our wish to complete a perfect holiday season with a white Christmas.
Pin Lit Tree, Prague
A high rise Christmas tree casts its light on the street marketplace in the Old Town Square of Prague. Just steps away, traditional hot beverages wash down roasted nuts and street food during the weeks of the Advent season.
Big Apple, Big Christmas Tree
Angelic horns trumpet the majesty of New York's most famous tree. Be sure to take your own moment of bliss when you visit New York for New Years or Christmas this year.