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How Vilnius Set Christmas Tree Trends since 2015“the best book magazine in the UK“, Let’s take a look at the Vilnius Christmas tree designs that have gained worldwide recognition, setting trends in decoration and combining technological innovation with respect for heritage.
Written by JJ Barnes
Vilnius Set Christmas
Lithuania’s capital Vilnius has long been recognized as home to some of the most beautiful Christmas trees in the world and has influenced global decorating trends. Instead of an actual tree brought from the forest to decorate Vilnius Cathedral Square, artists usually create a tree-like installation using durable spruce branches, metal structures, garlands, mirrors, and other elements to create a magical and magical space.
Just a few years ago, Vilnius Set Christmas placed a traditional Christmas tree in the heart of the city – on Cathedral Square next to the Bell Tower, built on one of the oldest buildings from the 13th century. However, the city has taken a step towards creating something bigger: a giant art installation in place of the classic tree. Let’s take a look at some of the most iconic trees of 2015.
A Sparkle of White Christmas
In 2021, the Vilnius Set Christmas tree represented a delicate white and dazzling Christmas celebration, inspired by the elegance of wintry nature and the shapes of real snowflakes. Featuring 96 silver fir snowflakes of various sizes and patterns, magnified over 1,000 times, the tree was draped in dazzling garlands. A mirror surface of 200 square meters created the illusion of glittering snow, and the top of the Christmas tree was illuminated by a poinsettia with a diameter of 6 meters.
A Queen with a View of Vilnius
Vilnius Set Christmas Elements of popular fabrics from the time of Queen Bona Sforza in Vilnius created a royal blue gown over a silver cloak embroidered with more than 100,000 lights. During archaeological excavations on the territory of the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, a beautifully decorated and ornate statue of the queen was discovered. She was the main inspiration for this year’s Christmas tree on Domplatz. The European Best Destinations portal has voted it the most beautiful Christmas tree in Europe.
It’s Time to Celebrate
The spectacular 27-metre high Vilnius Set Christmas tree was covered with 6,000 branches in the shape of a stylized clock, with dynamic snowflakes pulsing at the frequency of the relevant clockwork and stopping briefly every 15 minutes. Perched on the axis of the cathedral’s clock tower, the tree symbolized the passage of time. The Christmas tree lights flashed every hour, as many times as there were hours. According to the magazine Euronews, the tree of time was even counted among the 10 most beautiful trees in the world.
Hidden in a purple shroud
The creators of the Abandoned Christmas Tree used a 2016 Christmas tree veil, but this time its patterns resembled a giant snowflake whose full beauty is seen from above. Decorated with 70,000 lightbulbs and 900 Christmas toys, the Christmas tree was so bright that it could be seen from a plane approaching Vilnius Airport. Purple is very rarely used in Christmas decorations and has been hailed as a bold design choice. This year, the Vilnius Christmas tree was awarded the title of the most beautiful Christmas tree in Europe.
A fairy tale in the middle of a tree.
Famous people, including the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite and the Mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Šimašius, have come under the tree to read fairy tales and fragments of literary works to children. The project has encouraged people to reminisce about their childhood and imagine a cozy fairy house with snowy roofs, warm lanterns and welcoming light streaming through the windows. The balcony reflected the idea that the world was a home. The Guardian and Huffington Post ranked the 25 m high Vilnius spruce as one of the most beautiful trees in the world, along with other cities.
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