The Most Extravagant And Creative Christmas Trees Of 2015

From trees made out of toys to trees that had to travel thousands of miles, here are 20 examples of holiday ingenuity.

The Christmas tree experienced a burst of popularity in 1848, when Britain's Queen Victoria and Prince Albert decorated a tree as part of their holiday celebrations at Windsor Castle. Since then, the Christmas tree has become a common sight in homes and city centers around the world, serving as cheery and bright reminders that the life can flourish -- even during the cold, dark nights of winter.

Here are some of the most creative Christmas trees of 2015.

Taipei, Taiwan
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At 118 feet high, this LED tree is the largest public Christmas decoration in Taiwan. In the month leading up to the holiday, it features a light show every half hour after sundown.
London, England
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About 2,000 soft toys were used to create this Disney-themed Christmas tree in London's St. Pancras International Station.
Byblos, Lebanon
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A Christmas tree stands in the world's oldest port.
Quezon City, The Philippines
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SM North, the fifth-largest mall in the world, unveiled its 50-foot Christmas tree on Nov. 6.
Melbourne, Australia
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Over half a million Lego bricks were used to create this Christmas tree in Federation Square.
Prague, Czech Republic
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This dazzling tree is situated by the Christmas market in Old Town Square.
Turin, Italy
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A Christmas tree in Piazza Castello.
Washington, D.C.
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This year's tree, a 90-year-old Lutz Spruce standing 74 feet tall and weighing 6,400 pounds, was harvested from the Chugach National Forest in Alaska and transported 4,400 miles to Washington, where it was erected on the west side of the U.S. Capitol building.
Washington, D.C.
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The National Christmas Tree at The Ellipse.
Warsaw, Poland
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This Christmas tree was lit in Warsaw's old city square near the royal castle the day before the Feast of St. Nicholas. The holiday is both religious in nature and a time for the saint -- better known to some as Santa Claus -- to visit children.
Paris, France
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A giant Christmas tree stands in the middle of Galeries Lafayette department store.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Claridge's Hotel, London, England
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England
Le Royal Monceau hotel, Paris, France

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