Light Up, Light Up: beautiful Christmas trees from around the world
Trees have been used for centuries at a time of celebration. Worshipped in pagan times, they were a symbol of eternal life in ancient Egypt. The tradition of erecting a tree to celebrate Christmas has its origins in Germany, but trees have come to symbolise the end of year and celebrations around the world.
Lonely Planet Travel News takes a look at some of the beautiful and diverse Christmas trees on display in cities around the world.