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Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree!

16. December 2009 by Michelle 0 Comments

While there are many different aspects of the holiday season that people anticipate the most, one of the most enjoyable traditions is decorating the Christmas tree.

 

Many cities in Russia erect giant trees that are quite remarkable. This week the Saratov region constructed their “Forest Beauty” in Theatre Square. What makes this 50 foot (15 meter) tall Christmas tree extra special is that it is constructed from many smaller, real live trees. Also, the giant pine is rotated by remote control every day, from 4pm to 10pm, at a speed of 2.5 revolutions per minute.

 

Saratov’s fantastic forest beauty is covered with nearly 2 miles (3 kilometers) of multi-colored garland and over 500 various ornaments. The millions of sparkling light bulbs can be seen all across the region at night. The entire Theatre Square is a magical wonderland filled with Christmas spirit.

 

Enjoy these photos of the Saratov region, as well as other Russian cities with amazing Christmas trees.