Around the World


Ian Kirk, Staff Writer

It’s that time of the year again. Christmas songs, colder weather (not around here), Christmas trees full of lights and ornaments, presents, and the Holiday spirit. As December 25th draws nearer, (December 12th for Hanukkah, and December 26th for Kwanzaa), people around the world gear up for another wonderful Holiday full of love and family. A great focal point for this time of the year is Christmas tree lightings. They bring people together to see the beauty of the Holiday spirit, while demonstrating beautiful lights and decorations. Popping up all over the world, these magical festivities are great to see! Here is a top 10 list of the best Christmas tree lightings around the world!


10- City of Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting/ Christkindlmarket

Location: Millennium Park/ Daley Plaza

Date: November 17th/ November 17th-December 24th

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9- Massachusetts State House Lighting

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Date: November 28th

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8- Moscow

Location: Moscow, Russia

Date: Christmas Season


7- Quebec City (Not an official Christmas tree lighting, but a great environment)

Location: Quebec, Canada

Date: Christmas Season


6- U.S Capitol Christmas Tree (U.S. Capitol)

Location: U.S. Capitol, West Lawn

Date: Wednesday, December 6th


5- Christmas Tree at Trafalgar Square

Location: London, England

Date: December 7th


4- Eiffel Tower

Location: Paris, France

Date: Christmas season


3- St. Peters Christmas Tree

Location: The Vatican, Vatican City

Date: December 7th



2- Rockefeller Center

Location: Rockefeller Center, NYC

Date: November 29th, 2017


1- National Christmas tree (White House)

Location: Washington D.C, District of Columbia

Date: Monday, December 4th