Taller than Rockefeller: Vancouver's official Christmas Tree is a beacon in the night (PHOTOS)

Dec 5 2017, 7:14 pm

Vancouver has a new official Christmas Tree in the heart of the city centre, and it’s brighter and taller than ever.

Ever since the brand new tree was lit up for the first time on Friday night at the newly redesigned West Georgia Plaza at the Vancouver Art Gallery, it has become quite the attraction for those looking for a holiday-themed photo opportunity.

This new tree is much taller than the old 50-ft tree, which is now retired. It stands at a height of 80 ft, including a 5-ft-tall star, making it taller than this year’s 75-ft-tall Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center in New York City.

It is also the tallest purpose-designed, artificial Christmas Tree in BC.

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While the tree might not be as impressive during the daytime, it is a beacon during the evening and overnight hours when thousands of bright, colourful lights illuminate the tree.

Here are some photos:

Christmas is a time when everyone gets Santamental ❄️

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O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree 🎄 #vancity #BC #christmas

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#vancouverdowntown #christmastree #christmas2017

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Vancouver’s Tree . . . . . . . . #vancouver #vanchristmas #tree

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‘‘Tis the season🎄🎄 . . . . #bigchristmastree #vancouverartgallery

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