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The Biggest Christmas Tree in the World

Wondering where you can catch a glimpse of the biggest Christmas tree in the world? Look no further…

Gubbio in Perugia entered the Guiness World Records in 1991 for having the largest Christmas tree in the world, directly translated from the Italian L'Albero di Natale più grande del mondo. Although the tree is not your usual evergreen conifer, the tree is made up of over 3000 multi coloured lights and takes over 2000 hours to create, formed at the base of Mount Ingino.

The tradition dates back to 1981 when the people of Gubbio decided to celebrate Christmas in a ‘different’ way. The idea of the Christmas tree stemmed from this decision, and since then the 650m decoration has made an appearance on the 7th of December.

Famous figures attend the lighting of the Christmas tree. In 2011, Pope Bendict XVI took the honour and in 2013 Don Francesco Soddu undertook the procession.

The tree will stay lit until 10th January, be sure to catch a glimpse of the Christmas spectacle this year!

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