Switching On The Lights

If you’ve been following my posts (here, here and here) showing the building of the Worlds Biggest Christmas Tree, here in Mexico City, then I’m sure you’ve been eagerly awaiting a photo to show the final result. I have something even better though. A video of the ceremony, with the lights being switched on. Thousands, if not tens of thousands, turned up to witness the event, which was broadcast live on television. Probably with better video quality that I’m giving you, but such is life.

The vital statistics of the tree – it’s 295 ft tall, 114 ft wide, with 72 kilometres worth of small lights, 2 kilometres of neon lighting and 600 strobe lights. Which kicks the previous record set in Brazil into last year. Or into 2007, to be more precise. On one of my previous posts someone commented that the red, white and blue colours of the tree looked a bit like an American company’s branding, and he was spot on. The fact that it is now ringed with Pepsi barriers suggests so anyway. Coca Cola isn’t being entirely outdone though – they’ve whacjed up 50 Christmas Trees in Chapultepec Park. I guess I’ll have to go check them out next. Anyway, enjoy the video.

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