Mexico: World’s largest Christmas tree erected
The largest Christmas tree in the world has been built in Mexico City, it is 110.35 meters tall, and made it into the Guinness Book of Records.
The artificial Christmas tree structure made of steel wires was erected on Reforma Avenue in Mexico City-setting the new world record for the Tallest artificial Christmas tree.
It’s covered in 1.2 million light bulbs and a mere 80 kilometres of cable.
Guinness Records Representative, Carlos Martinez, said: “Today, we took all the official measurements which show a height of 110 metres and 35 centimetres. This is a new record for the world’s biggest Christmas tree.”
The new record exceeds by 24 centimeters (9.5 inches) the Christmas tree in Aracaju, Brazil, the city that had held the record since 2007 with a tree 110.11 meters (361.25 feet) high.
The lighting of the gigantic tree was carried out at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, marking the beginning of the Christmas festivities in the Mexican capital, where some 19 million people live.
Mexico City Mayor Marcelo Ebrard headed the tree-lighting ceremony, during which the Shola Cantorum orchestra and the Mariachi Gama Mil band played Christmas music.