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2013.12.05 10:20

Essential Travel magazine places Vilnius among top 10 Christmas displays in the world

DELFI|The Lithuania Tribune2013.12.05 10:20

The online magazine ‘Essential Travel’, one of the UK’s leading independent online travel essentials providers, rates Vilnius among ‘Top 10 Christmas Displays In The World’.

 The online magazine ‘Essential Travel’, one of the UK’s leading independent online travel essentials providers, rates Vilnius among ‘Top 10 Christmas Displays In The World’.

While looking for world’s favourite Christmas decorative displays, Essential Travel overviewed a number of destinations that are famous for visually capturing the special Christmas spirit.

The geography of the most picturesque Christmas displays range from the US, Colombia and Brazil, to Japan, Philippines, Australia, Malta, and the UK.

“Lithuania’s capital city twinkles during Christmas time with delicate white and gold fairy lights strung across streets and cascading down building fronts in the Town Hall Square. Cathedral Square hosts the Vilnius Christmas tree, voted both the most beautiful and biggest of its kind in all the Baltic States,” writes the online magazine.

“This isn’t, however, the tallest ‘Christmas tree’ in Lithuania. Celebrated with festive fireworks, each year the Vilnius TV Tower – 1, 071 feet tall – is festooned with garlands of lights six miles long to resemble the icon most representative of the season, apart from Father Christmas himself.”

“Speaking of Father Christmas, he wouldn’t miss this event and neither would his elves. They man the Christmas train that transports locals and visitors to every charming corner of the city,” Essential Travel describes Vilnius’ Christmas festivities.

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