Rio lights up world’s tallest floating Christmas Tree

Posted: December 18, 2013 in travel & tourism

As the world gears up to celebrate Christmas and New Year, the countdown to celebrate these splendid events has already started with the traditional dazzling colourful beautification, lights and fireworks which are the highlights of decorations during Christmas.

To this end the city of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, has lit up the world’s tallest floating Christmas tree in Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon.

The tree was lit Saturday night during an event that featured lights, music and fireworks, drawing thousands of people to the lagoon despite the steady rain.

The Christmas tree, which is being illuminated by 3.3 million lights, was officially certified by Guinness World Records as the largest of its kind in the world. The 542-tonne tree continues a tradition that dates to 1996 and has become a major attraction for tourists visiting Rio de Janeiro during the Christmas holidays.

The tree, which will be lighted every night until January 6, will be moved over the next few weeks to two other locations on the lagoon so it can viewed from different parts of the city.

This festive season visit Rio to witness this spectacular floating Christmas tree.

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