Most Expensive Christmas Trees In The World

Abu Dhabi Christmas tree :

Emirates Palace hotel, the luxury Abu Dhabi hotel, has unveiled what is thought to be the world’s most expensive Christmas tree, valued at more than $11m.

The 13-metre fake evergreen tree is located in the hotel’s lobby, and is decorated with silver and gold bows, ball-shaped ornaments and small white lights.

However, the record value of the tree is due to the necklaces, earrings and other jewellery draped over its branches.

While the tree alone is worth a mere $10,000, the jewellery adds more than $11m to the value.

The bracelets, necklaces and watches which adorn the 13m (43-foot) tree contain 181 diamonds, pearls, emeralds, sapphires and other precious stones.

The tree sits in the sumptuous lobby of the 302-room hotel, which is reportedly decorated with gold leaf.

Previous publicity-seeking efforts by the hotel include the creation of a $1m Valentine’s Day package and the installation of what was said to be the world’s first gold vending machine.

Ginza Tanaka 24k gold Christmas Tree, 2008 US $1.6 million:

This golden tree is adorned with 240 jewels—diamonds and strings of pearls included—and weighs in at 46 pounds total. That’s a far cry from Soo Kee Jewellery’s 7,000-pound, 20-foot Christmas tree. The gold tree was on display at the Ginza Tanaka jewelry shop in Shinsaibashi, Osaka throughout the 2008 holiday season.

Pre-Lit Frasier Fir Artificial Christmas Tree:

Value: $1,700 USD

This pre lit artificial Christmas tree is adorned with 1350 colourful, mini lights. This artificial Fir tree boasts an ability for individual lights to be removed from their sockets without effecting any of the other Christmas tree lights.

Washington D.C. – Capitol Christmas Tree

Value:  >$1 Million USD

The tradition of standing a tall Fir tree on the West front of The Capitol in Washington, D.C. began in 1964. Every year the outdoor Christmas tree is cut, transported, and replanted. Rumours speculate that the cost of such an operation is well over $1 Million thus making thisoutdoor Christmas decor one of the most expensive in the world.