Most Christmas trees measure anywhere from 6 to 12 feet in height, and the latter would be exceptionally large.
On Thursday, a Christmas tree was set up in Saint Peter’s square of the Vatican that put its competitors to shame. According to the Agence France Presse, it is a staggering 25 meters (around 82 feet) tall, weighs 7.2 tons, and is 45-years-old.
That is even larger than the famed tree on display in Rockefeller Center this year, which is a 76-foot Norway Spruce.
The Vatican’s Christmas tree – which came from Germany – is nearly as tall as the monumental obelisk in Saint Peter’s Square.
“We are proud to be bringing a Christmas tree from the centre of Europe to the centre of Christianity in Rome,” the Bishop of Regensburg, Rudolf Voderholzer, remarked.
Watch video of the exciting event, courtesy of the Agence France Presse: