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This is what Christmas trees look like across Canada

Nothing says it's the most wonderful time of year quite like a Christmas tree. There's no beating the festive atmosphere a glowing Christmas tree provides, so it's no wonder cities across the country are showing off their decorated spruces, pines and firs. 

Here are some of the most impressive Christmas trees from cities across Canada. 


The tallest Christmas tree in Canada stands in the Toronto Eaton Centre at 108 feet tall. Thousands of people gather in the downtown mall every year to watch the massive tree light up in bright red lights powered by LED technology.


The Vancouver Christmas Market is home to the beautiful walk-in Christmas tree. Those who attend the market can actually walk inside the tree, which is covered in 36,000 twinkling lights and topped with a sparkly gold star. 


The Spruce Meadows Christmas Market is home to a whole bunch of Christmas trees lit up in blue, red and green.  Starting on the evening of December 8, those who attend the market can actually take a guided light tour through The Christmas Lights at Spruce Meadows in order to experience what it's like to be surrounded by glistening trees.


Edmonton's Christmas tree sits right in the middle of Churchill Square. The huge white spruce tree weighs 6,200 pounds, stands 23-metres tall and is covered with over 8,000 sparkling LED lights.


The Ottawa Christmas Market is home to one of the city's most beautiful trees. Each year, the official Lansdowne Tree Lighting marks the beginning of December and the official start to the holiday season. The lit-up tree remains in the market as a must-see holiday attraction until the season comes to an end. 

Quebec City 

The sparkling tree that sits at Place Royale in Quebec City looks like it's straight out of a movie. Nothing says Christmas quite like cobblestone streets, a European-style church and a red and gold tree. 


One of Halifax's most glistening trees sits right at the city's Grand Parade historical landmark. City dwellers gather every year to watch the tree light up for the first time while fireworks erupt in the background. 

Saint John

The 32nd annual Mayor and Council Christmas Tree Lighting is set for December 2, but the tree at Loyalist Plaza is already standing tall. Full of ornaments and festive-looking, all the tree needs is to be colourfully lit in order to fully kick off the holiday season. Carolers and Santa Claus will also be on site for the annual celebratory ceremony. 


While the official Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Hamilton isn't until December 6, photos of the tree's installation can already be found online. The festive tree covered in colourful ornaments sits in downtown Hamilton's Gore Park next to the city's open air Christmas Market. 


Each year, the Western Development Museum holds the Festival of Trees during the month of November. During the festival, Christmas trees and wreaths are put on display all along the main street of the museum's Boomtown. Each tree in the festival is decorated by individuals and organizations from around Saskatoon.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez

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