The tradition of using small candles to light up the Christmas tree dates back to at least the middle of the XVIIth century. However, it took two centuries for the tradition to become widely established first in Germany and soon spreading to Eastern Europe.
Candles for the tree were glued with melted wax to a tree branch or attached by pins. Around 1890, candleholders were first used for Christmas candles. Between 1902 and 1914, small lanterns and glass balls to hold the candles started to be used.
Palácio Avenida. Christmas in the enchanted palace is a spectacular public concert in this beautifully lit HSBC historic bank building in downtown Curitba, Brazil, with children in costumes singing out of every window
In the lake of Adventkranz, Velden, Worthersee.
Colosseum of Rome.
Place Ville Marie
In 1882, the first Christmas tree was lit by the use of electricity. Edward Johnson lighted up a Christmas tree in New York City with eighty small electric light bulb. It should be noted that Edward Johnson created the first string of electric Christmas lights that were then mass produced around 1890. By 1900, department stores started using the new Christmas lights for their Christmas displays.
Edward Johnson was one of Thomas Edison’s muckers, an inventor who worked under the direction of Edison. Johnson became vice-president of Edison’s electric company.
Tree made entirely of Swarovski.
in July and this year has spent £3,000 on them.
Last Christmas his electricity bill was £700 and the house had to have an upgraded electricity supply installed to cope with the additional power needed. Donations from visitors to his home have in the past raised over £2,000 for a local hospice
One of the largest homes in Boston with 250,000 lights. Homeowner Luberto hopes the lights will serve as a reminder to some 47,000 people who drive by his home each day that Christmas should be celebrated in style
House covered in Christmas lights in Mandaluyong City, eastern Manila.It has now become a tourist attraction
200,000 Christmas lights in Richmond, Virginia
Partecita park in Gothenburg with more than 4,000,000 lights
Tree design was the one inspired by Japanese cut glass technique, Kiriko
Rio de Janeiro Brazil.
Shiodome, Tokyo Japan.
Christmas tree with 55m and a hundred illuminated balls in Parque do Ibirapuera -