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I made a calendar with the posts lined up for the rest of the year before my long weekend in London. So far, 2 of those posts have fallen through either due to my current schedule or the weather in London not cooperating. Last year Mallory and I went to New York City for New Years, and the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree was so big I couldn’t imagine there were any Christmas trees bigger. A little reminiscing and an hour of research later I found that it is actually not even in the top 5! I was amazed at where the biggest Christmas trees in the US were located!

15. Lansing, Michigan

The Michigan State Christmas Tree in Lansing - via Steve Carmody

The Michigan State Christmas Tree in Lansing – via Steve Carmody

The State Christmas Tree in Lansing Michigan comes in at number 15. The 66 foot Blue Spruce comes from the upper peninsula in Michigan, and is donated free of charge each year.

14. Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Tree Lighting via cityofchicago.org

Chicago Tree Lighting via cityofchicago.org

Chicago’s 69 foot Norway Spruce from Wauconda, IL is the 14th largest Christmas Tree in the US. The tree is set up in Millennium Park and can be viewed until at least the 1st of January.

13. Orlando, Florida

You will find no shortage of trees or decorations at Walt Disney World in Orlando. It has been said that there is more than 11 miles of garland around the park. The largest tree at Disney world is the 70ft tree at the Contemporary Resort.

12. Houston, Texas

Houston's Christmas Tree via 365thingsinhouston.com

Houston’s Christmas Tree via 365thingsinhouston.com

Everything is bigger in Texas! The first Texas city with a huge Christmas Tree is Houston. Every year Houston has a Mayor’s Holiday Celebration, which includes music, Santa, and of course the tree lighting. Houston’s tree is a 70 ft. white fir from Northern California.

11. Portland, Oregon

Last Friday they lit the 75 ft tall tree in Portland’s Pioneer Square. This beautiful tree will have more than 14,000 lights can be view at Portland’s living room until early January.

10. San Francisco, California

I was debating on whether or not this tree should make the list. It is a Christmas Tree, but it isn’t real. This 80 foot tree is set up in Union Square and features 33,000 lights and more than 1,000 ornaments.

9. Washington, DC

The Capitol Christmas tree in Washington, DC via YouTube

The Capitol Christmas tree in Washington, DC via YouTube

Our nation’s capital always has a magnificent tree, and this year may be one of the best. The Capitol Christmas Tree traveled 4,000 miles all the way from Idaho to DC. Our nation’s Christmas tree this year is an 80 foot Engelmann Spruce that will drink more than 20 gallons of water per day.

8. Toledo, Ohio

The Toledo Zoo Norway Spruce via toledoblade.com

The Toledo Zoo Norway Spruce via toledoblade.com

In recent years the Toledo Zoo has put on an incredible holiday celebration. “The Lights Before Christmas” runs November 14- December 31. You can get in for $17 for adults and $14 for children over 2. Their 85 foot Norway Spruce rivals even the Rockefeller Center Tree!

7. Boston, Massachusetts

The Boston Common Christmas Tree via thevoiceofdowntownboston.com

The Boston Common Christmas Tree via thevoiceofdowntownboston.com

This 87 foot Norway Spruce cost more than $200,000 and came from Nova Scotia, Canada. The tree can be found in the Boston Common.

6. New York City, New York

The Rockefeller Center tree last year

The Rockefeller Center tree last year

Probably the most famous Christmas tree in the world is the Rockefeller Center tree. This year’s tree is a 94 foot Norway Spruce from Oneonta, New York, and gets lit today! If you have some where to be in New York tomorrow evening avoid this area at all costs!

5. Dallas, Texas

Galleria Dallas Christmas Tree

Galleria Dallas Christmas Tree

The biggest Christmas tree in Texas is also the biggest indoor Christmas tree in the US! This 95 foot White fir is in the Galleria Mall and has a huge skating rink around it. It’s pretty unbelievable they have a 4 story tree inside!

4. Kansas City, Missouri

The Mayor's Christmas Tree in Kansas City, MO via sportingkc.com

The Mayor’s Christmas Tree in Kansas City, MO via sportingkc.com

The top 5 biggest Christmas trees in the US are all monsters. The Mayor’s Christmas tree at the Crown Center in downtown Kansas City, MO is 100 feet tall.  The tree is a symbol of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund, which is dedicated to assisting the city’s less fortunate.

3. Delray Beach, Florida

100ft Christmas Tree in Delray Beach, FL via livingfla.com

100ft Christmas Tree in Delray Beach, FL via livingfla.com

Delray Beach has a special name for their city Christmas Tree, 100 ft Christmas Tree. For the past 20 years, Delray Beach draws thousands of visitors to see their huge 100 foot Christmas Tree featuring 12,000 ornaments and more than 15,000 LED lights!

2. Los Angeles, California

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The Grove Christmas Tree

Los Angeles is the only city with two trees in the top 15 biggest Christmas Trees in the US list, and they both are tied for the second biggest! The pair of 100 ft trees will be featured at The Grove and The Americana at Brand. Seth MacFarlane hosted the annual lighting of the tree at The Grove featuring music from Katherine McPhee and Meghan Trainor.

1. Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Coeur d'Alene Christmas tree via cdacruises

Coeur d’Alene Christmas tree via cdacruises

I bet you didn’t think one of the country’s biggest Christmas Trees, let alone the biggest would be found in Idaho! This 161 foot Grand Fir is the only tree on the list that is also still growing! At 10 feet, the star on the top of the tree is larger than most of the Christmas trees in your homes.

 

How big is the tree in your home town? Should it make the list? Let me know in the comments below!

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The average household Christmas tree is about 6.5 feet tall. These are much bigger. Click for a list of the 15 biggest Christmas trees in the US. Find out which US cities have the biggest Christmas Trees.

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