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The Most Beautiful Christmas Trees in the US to Check out This Season

Whether you’re looking for the best holiday town or just some creative inspiration this twinkling season, cities across the United States are lighting up with beautiful displays of Christmas trees to best showcase the yuletide spirit.

Usually recognized for their heights, lights and history, these festively illuminated trees across the U.S. are so much more than just decorative displays of the holiday though. Regarded as a symbol of unity and an abundance of blessings, Christmas trees encompass the value of life and our connection to one another.

With so many cities lighting up and hosting special events that include activities, music and delicious cocoa all-month long, it’s worth a road trip with family or friends to take in these marvelous displays to revel in the joy of the season.

World Tree of Hope

San Francisco, CA

Featured in the rotunda of the San Francisco City Hall every holiday season for the past decade, the “World Tree of Hope” measures at 25 feet and is covered with more than 12,000 hand-folded origami cranes with messages and wishes from children, adults, celebrities and leaders from around the world thanks to the humanitarian agency, Rainbow World Fund. Best of all, you can read or submit your own wishes too!

100 Ft. Christmas Tree

Delray Beach, FL

Who said Christmas trees must be accompanied by snow? Featuring sun and sand, the 100 Ft. Christmas Tree on Delray Beach not only towers tall, but also features more than 15,000 LED lights. Taking roughly a month to assemble, the tremendous and mega stunning display offers onlookers and tourists seasonal décor with historical vignettes, a miniature Santa’s village, Christmas train displays, animated penguins, parades and a holiday carousel. Not to mention, plenty of seasonal snacks as you listen to music and ice skate around the brightly lit tree.

Dallas Galleria Christmas Tree

Dallas, TX

This glittering Texas jewel is housed inside the Dallas Galleria mall and is one of the tallest indoor trees in the United States. Covered with a little more than 10,000 ornaments and 250,000 lights, this 95-foot Christmas tree sits in the middle of the mall’s wintery wonderland skating rink, so onlookers can enjoy images of the season as they shop for the holidays.

National Christmas Tree 

Washington, D.C.

If one tree could encompass what it means to be American, it’s this one. Intertwined with the history of the U.S. and dating back to 1923, thousands of Americans have gathered at the National Christmas Tree to celebrate the holiday through peace and war. Each year, the ceremony kicks off with music and a speech by the President, speaking on the importance of peace. Moreover, smaller trees that represent each state, five territories, and the District of Columbia surround the tree.

Perkasie Borough Christmas Tree

Perkasie, PA

You might not have ever heard of it, but this Christmas tree in the Philadelphia suburb of Bucks County is the nation’s oldest outdoor community tree lighting in the United States. Since 1909, residents line the streets to watch the ceremony every year as the evening welcomes a slew of holiday activities like, old-fashioned horse and carriage rides, music and free rides on the Perkasie Carousel. Not to mention, jolly old Saint Nick making his way into town on a fire truck and lighting up the beautiful historic tree.


Circle of Lights Tree

Indianapolis, IN

Since 1962, thousands of spectators have gathered in downtown Indianapolis to see one of the more unique holiday displays in the Midwest. While there is no actual tree, the city decorates its famous 242-foot Soldiers and Sailors Monument with lights and strands of garland for a tradition that has become a beautiful centerpiece for the holidays in Indiana. Accenting its yuletide charm, toy soldiers and sailors guard the monument with peppermint sticks, while an estimated 56,000 twinkle lights help illuminate sidewalks.

The Capitol Tree in Downtown

Nashville, TN

Christmas is a magical time in Nashville, thanks to its honkytonk neon lights. But one place to see the holiday in all its charm is outside the Tennessee State Capitol with a gorgeous, glowing Christmas tree that is truly wonderful. Cut down in Hermitage, the Capitol Tree stands at 35 feet tall and 24 feet wide, glistening with festively hued holiday decorations amid warm white LED lights.


The Coeur d’Alene Resort Tree

Coeur d’Alene, ID

Said to be the “World’s Tallest Living Christmas Tree,” this festive Grand fir found at the famed Coeur d’Alene Resort is 161 feet tall and is a magnificent centerpiece to continuous holiday fun at the Idaho oasis. In addition to lighting up this breathtaking tree and gazing upon its 10-foot tall star topper, the resort offers guests and families a street parade, live music and plenty of fireworks over a million lights.


Grove Christmas Tree

Los Angeles, CA

California might never have a “White Christmas,” but they sure know how to celebrate and showcase their finest. Attracting more than 90,000 visitors a day during the holidays and nestled in The Grove at Farmer’s Market, the white fir Grove Christmas Tree is one of the nation’s tallest at 100 feet and decorated in more than 10,000 lights and 15,000 ornaments. Touted one of the biggest tree lightings in the country — it’s a scene draws out huge crowds with tons of music, fun and miraculously, the season’s ‘first’ snowfall.


Rockefeller Christmas Tree

New York City, NY

Considered one of the most famous and beloved tourist attractions in the United States, the Rockefeller Christmas Tree is a hallmark of the holidays in New York City. Measuring at least 65 feet tall and 35 feet wide, the Rockefeller Christmas Tree helps ushers in the season with glistening lights and charm that just exemplify sheer sophistication. And of course, winter in New York wouldn’t be complete without enjoying The Rink and skating at the base of the iconic tree.

What are some Christmas trees in the U.S. you think we should check out? Let us know in the comments below.

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