Christmas tree lighting ceremonies took place in Vilnius and Kaunas

On Saturday, Christmas tree lighting ceremonies took place in Vilnius and Kaunas. 
 
An interactive Christmas tree-merry-go-round has been set up in Kaunas, while lightbulb garlands of Vilnius Christmas tree have wreathed the entire Christmas town around it.  
 
50 thousand lightbulbs of the Christmas tree mantle have illuminated the Christmas town at Vilnius Cathedral Square. The Christmas tree itself is 27 metres high, yet its entire composition is 50 metres wide.    
 
Fifty festively decorated Christmas town houses surround the Christmas tree in Vilnius. Throughout the festive season, citizens and guests will be able to try delicacies, get some gifts, and see friends and family here. For the first time, guests from Germany have presented a unique “gingerbread” house.
        
In Kaunas, a 16-metre Christmas tree has been set up at the Town Hall Square, with around forty small live spruces forming its upper part. The lower part features a slowly rotating platform with twelve wooden horses for children, and chairs, benches and other wooden objects around for adults, mounted on the platform, too.         
 
The merry-go-round in the Christmas tree will be constantly rotating. Its capacity should be around one hundred people, and it will complete a round in approximately 20 minutes. The Christmas tree composition also includes 12 small houses that will offer entertainment and festive delicacies.
La Compagnie des Quidams, a professional street theatre company from France, has presented a performance during the Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Kaunas.    
 
Vilnius Christmas tree attracted international attention last year: it was included into several lists of the most beautiful Christmas trees around the world, while the municipality says it “pioneers the Christmas tree fashions”. And each year, Kaunas Christmas tree amazes with novel solutions.    

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