Erecting a Christmas tree is not just a tradition for millions of households in Europe, but for cities too. In many, it is an extravagant centrepiece which towers over a square, a dazzling festive attraction for shoppers and visitors which overlooks the Christmas market.
Hundreds of fairy lights, baubles, and giant decorations typically adorn the biggest Christmas conifers in any given public space, but in some cities the designers have gone a step further.
How does your local Christmas tree showpiece compare to the best across Europe? Find out in our gallery below: