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  Age on Sunday   04 Dec 2016  ‘Santa’bulous tree tops

‘Santa’bulous tree tops

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Dec 4, 2016, 12:10 am IST
Updated : Dec 4, 2016, 7:35 am IST

Check out the most expensive X’Mas trees in the world and what makes them so special.

Washington D.C — Capitol Christmas Tree.
 Washington D.C — Capitol Christmas Tree.

Christmas is the time to be jolly and get together with the family to celebrate the festive spirit. Doing up the X’mas tree is always a fun activity. Turning a dull tree into a glittering visual delight is pure joy.  Let’s have a look at the most expensive Christmas trees around the world...

Washington D.C — Capitol Christmas Tree

 

Washington D.C — Capitol Christmas Tree

This is a real tree unlike the other fake expensive ones. Its display began in 1964 and every year, the tree is cut, transported and replanted. It is rumoured to cost more than $1 million.

Ginza Tanaka Jewelry Shop — Tabletop tree.

Ginza Tanaka Jewelry Shop — Tabletop tree

Designed by jewellery designer Ginza Tanaka, in Shinsaibasi, Osaka, Japan, this tree was enhanced with 240 rare and priceless gems. Valued at $1.6 million, it was decorated with 24 carat gold and further enhanced with pearls and diamonds that were of a total weight of 46 pounds.

Takashimaya Department Store — Preserved Rose Mini Christmas tree

Takashimaya Department Store — Preserved Rose Mini Christmas tree

This tree is perfect for the saying ‘big surprises come in small packages.’ Decorated with flowers, the tree is made expensive, thanks to the 400 precious diamonds that shine on it. The value of this Christmas tree was estimated to be $1.8 million.

 

The Emirates Palace Hotel,  Abu Dhabi

The Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi

A seven-star hotel in Abu Dhabi, the Emirates Palace hotel, houses the most expensive tree in the world. Valued at more $11 million, the 13-metre fake evergreen tree is located in the hotel’s lobby. Decorated with silver and gold bows, ball-shaped ornaments and small white lights, the tree is adorned with necklaces, earrings and other jewellery draped over its branches.

Swarovski Crystal-LED Prelit Christmas tree, Hong Kong

Swarovski Crystal-LED Prelit Christmas tree, Hong Kong

At around 90 feet, this is one of the tallest X’mas trees. Installed as part of the Hong Kong Winterfest, this conifer is adorned with 40,000 Swarovski crystals. An outdoor LED tree, this tree is a treat to the eyes. The exact value of this precious tree is unknown.

 

Tags: x’mas, christmas tree, abu dhabi