Launch of the World’s Biggest Floating Christmas Tree

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t2In the South American city of Rio de Janeiro to an audience of thousands, the world’s biggest floating Christmas tree has been unveiled. So, yes, in Rio you could say the festive season is well and truly underway!

The 280 feet tall and 500 tonne man-made metal monument has taken ten years to build. It hovers on a pier in the middle of a lake and contains 3.1 million lights!

Many tourists from all over the world were at Rio for the official opening, which was followed by a fantastic firework display.

Spectators commented: “That was amazing!” and “I loved it!”

The structure will be transported all over the world to different places on show. It’s going to be lit every night until 6th January when it can start to be moved across the sea to a new destination

The colossal tree also received a place in the Guinness World Records because of the size, weight, and amount of decorations! It was certified officially and will be in the next book!

The question is: where will the Christmas tree go next?


Olivia, Year 7

Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar, Alford

2 Responses to Launch of the World’s Biggest Floating Christmas Tree

  1. Sophie December 3, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    Great article! I wonder what WILL happen to the tree….!?

  2. Beck December 6, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    I can’t wait to here more!