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  Monday, December 7, 2009

 Largest Floating Christmas Tree-Rio de Janeiro sets world record

 RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Thousands of people turned out in Rio de Janeiro for the lighting of the 85-meter (278-foot) floating Christmas tree, adorned with 2.9 million lights and 1,600 Christmas ornaments, which required 52 kilometers (32 miles) of cables to light-setting the world record for the Largest Floating Christmas Tree.

   Photo: The largest floating Christmas tree in the world gathered together thousands of people in Rio. PRNewsFoto / Bradesco Seguros e Previdencia (enlarge photo)

The Largest Floating Christmas Tree has its own sound system, playing Christmas music recorded in Italy until Three Kings’ Day on Jan. 6.

   The Largest Floating Christmas Tree stands 28 stories tall and sparkles with a light show containing 11 sequential patterns of 2.9 million mini bulbs, more than 82 miles of lights and 1,600 strobe lights.

   In order to help reduce CO2 emissions, it is powered by 7 biodiesel generators. The massive tree is constructed out of 530 tons of steel sitting on 11 pontoons.

   A 40-member youth choir and the 56-member Barra Mansa symphonic band provided the background music for Saturday’s lighting ceremony.

   The traditional inauguration of the Largest Floating Christmas Tree was sponsored by Bradesco Seguros e Previdencia.

    A concert, featuring master of ceremonies Jose Mayer and singer Simone, officially inaugurated the Christmas celebrations Saturday in the city, which will conclude the holiday season with a big party on New Year’s Eve.

    The host city for the 2016 Olympic Games will offer a huge concert and fireworks on Dec. 31, with residents and visitors ringing in 2010 on Copacabana, Ipanema, Botafogo and Leblon beaches. 
   Related world records:
  Tallest living Christmas tree-Coeur d'Alene sets world record

  Tallest artificial Christmas tree-Mexico City sets world record  

  Smallest 'snowman' - National Physics Laboratory sets world record
  Most Santas skating in a Conga Line-Warwick Castle sets world record

  Most expensive Christmas bauble-Hallmark Jewellers sets world record

  Biggest fireworks show on the barge-Fireworks do Brasil sets world record

  Biggest New Year Party-world record set by Rio de Janeiro
   Largest Santa Claus ice sculpture-world record set by Chinese sculptors

Monday, December 7, 2009

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       Tallest living Christmas tree-Coeur d'Alene

  Smallest 'snowman'-National Physics Laboratory

         Biggest New Year Party-Rio de Janeiro

      Most Santas in a Conga Line-Warwick Castle

 Longest Letter to Santa Claus- the Romanian Post


              Largest Santa Claus ice sculpture      


      Largest Gathering Of Santa Clauses-Porto

Longest time inside an inflatable snowglobe