What is xmas without a unique xmas tree? Not much I could say, but times are changing and we believe cutting thousands of trees to put them in our squares and dining rooms is not the right thing to do. Here we show our selection of the most nice, fun and quite ecological 7 unique xmas trees!

World unique xmas trees: our top 7

At number 7: Unique Xmas tree at Puerta del sol, Madrid, 2010.

The most famous Xmas tree in Spain, tall up to 12 floors. You can walk inside and explore it. Now the cover of this unique xmas tree has been changed, but the structure is the same.

Puerta del Sol, Madrid - picture by Barcex

Puerta del Sol, Madrid – picture by Barcex, Common Creative License

Christmas Lights in Plaza de la Puerta del Sol, picture by RozSheffield, Common creative License

Christmas Lights in Plaza de la Puerta del Sol, picture by RozSheffield, Common Creative License

 

At number 6: Lego unique xmas tree, London, 2011. 

If you see it from far it looks like a normal tree. But when you get closer the magic of this piece by piece wonderful structure is revealing itself.

Unique xmas tree in St.Pancras, London. Picture by  Barry. Common creative license.

Unique xmas tree in St.Pancras, London. Picture by Barry. Common creative license.

Lego Christmas tree branches. St Pancras International Station, London, UK. Picture by Jodi, Common creative license.

 

At number 5: Godzilla unique xmas tree ! It will conquer the world, year 2000, Tokyo.

When you think you are safe, here is appearing Godzilla in a form you’d never think about, ruining the best (sure?) period of the year.

Luckily or unluckily this creature belongs only to Japanese xmas.

PS. We do not know in what material the tree has been done, so it is a little except on the “ecological” aspect of this post…but at least a real tree did not die for this. If Godzilla did not destroy it before, of course.

Godzilla unique xmas tree - picture taken from http://www.hayata3.com/omake.html

Godzilla unique xmas tree – picture taken from http://www.hayata3.com/omake.html

 

4th place,almost podium: Pacman xmas tree, Madrid, 2007

Originally in Nuevos Ministerios this unique xmas tree is probably the funniest ever done. How many in their 30’s like me, would like to have their xmas presents under this 80’s nostalgia icon?

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Árbol Pacman picture by Alberto Alvarez-Perea, Common Creative License

 

Bronze Medal: Xmas 3, Bruxelles, 2012

A 24 meter high electronic Christmas tree of steel with wood, and a screen. For 4 euros, visitors could have climbed the monument to have a panoramic view of 360° of the square. The proceeds of these visits were given to an organization to helps homeless. At night the ‘Xmas 3’ was the centre of a sound and light show on the Grand-Place.

Polyhedron picture by Simon Aughton, Common Creative License

Polyhedron picture by Simon Aughton, Common Creative License

Town Hall picture by Sarowen, Common Creative License

Town Hall picture by Sarowen, Common Creative License

 

Second place: Plastic Bottle Christmas Tree, Kaunas, Lithuania, 2011

This 13 metres tall unique xmas tree was created by artist Jolanta Smidtiene. It represents the best example of a eco-friendly xmas tree since was done of 32,000 recycled green plastic bottles and zip ties with 40,000 lights. You could have also gone inside of it.

Picture labeled for free use by Google Images

Picture labeled for free use by Google Images

Picture labeled for free use by Google Images

Picture labeled for free use by Google Images

Picture labeled for free use by Google Images

Picture labeled for free use by Google Images

Picture labeled for free use by Google Images

Picture labeled for free use by Google Images

 

Gold Metal: World largest Xmas Tree, Gubbio, Italy

On Mount Ingino the people of Gubbio built a 650-meters high Christmas tree with more than 250 green points of light, 300 multi-colored lights and a 1.000 m² star on top of the tree. From 1991 it entered in the Guinness Book of World Records as “The World’s Largest Christmas Tree

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Picture labeled for free use by Google Images

L’albero di natale a Gubbio, picture by Gianluigi Bettin, Common Creative License

 

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