Between colorful lights and fireworks, Mexico City was awarded a new world record. The World’s largest Christmas tree, which from today and through January 9, 2010 will remain on display on Paseo de la Reforma, La Palma Roundabout.
The height of 110 meters and 35 centimeters, a base diameter of 35 meters and a weight of 330 tons, made this Christmas night in to the largest Christmas tree, record that formerly had Brazil.
After the Choir Ensemble of the Ministry of Culture of the Federal District executed some carols, the tree lighting was provided by the Head of Government of the Capital, Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon, who with his wife Mariagna Pratts, invited families gathered to enjoy the holiday celebrations in the company of their loved ones.
Meanwhile, Carlos Martinez, for Guiness World Records, handed the certificate to Mexico City as the house of the largest Christmas tree in the world.
This tree will stay to enjoy the capital’s national and foreign visitors for 36 days at this site in Mexico City; it has 72 kilometers of series of micro-lamps, 80,000 meters of electrical cables and 600 strobe lights; its placement generated 800 jobs.
During the event also attended Jose Luis Ortiz, marketing vice president for Pepsico, company sponsor of this attraction that is part of the City Government program of “The Magic of Christmas”.
“The Magic of Christmas” also provides the traditional ice rink in the capital’s main square and a series of activities in Paseo de la Reforma and the Historical Center, such as exhibitions, giant piñatas, pastorals, ballet, theater and two concerts. The most important concert is the one to be held on December 19 in the column of the Angel of Independence, with the Tenor Placido Domingo.