The National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony took place in Washington DC on Thursday evening, with the Obama family doing the honours. From the Norwegian spruce in London to the Lego tree in Melbourne, here’s a selection of the best.
A Christmas tree is lit up in front of the Basilica of St Stephen in Budapest, Hungary:
The Obama family, including Michelle’s mother Marian Robinson, and the actor Reese Witherspoon officiate at the tree lighting ceremony in Washington:
Huge crowds turned out for the lighting of the national Christmas tree in Vilnius, Lithuania:
The lighting of the tree at the Rockefeller Center was a typically extravagant affair:
The tree at the Christmas market in Krakow, Poland:
Christmas tree constructed of 121 old windows that come from local old houses as it is illuminated in Rakvere, Estonia: