Amazing Christmas Decorations from Around the World

Posted by on July 10, 2011

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

Boston, MA

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.

The house of Alex Goodwind in Melksham, England. Goodwind starts planning his lights
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



Albert Sadacca was fifteen in 1917, when he first got the idea to make safety Christmas lights for Christmas trees. A tragic fire in New York City involving Christmas tree candles inspired Albert to invent electric Christmas lights. The Sadacca family sold ornamental novelty items including novelty lights. Albert adapted some of the products into safe electric lights for Christmas trees. The first year only one hundred strings of white lights sold. The second year Sadacca used brightly colored bulbs and a multi-million dollar business took-off. Later, a company started by Albert Sadacca (and his two brothers Henri and Leon) called NOMA Electric Company became the largest Christmas lighting company in the world.

Rio de Janeiro Brazil.

Shiodome, Tokyo Japan.


Christmas tree with 55m and a hundred illuminated balls in Parque do Ibirapuera -
Sao Paulo.SP.Brazil

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