A spectacular Christmas tree at the centre of the world’s most beautiful square
This year’s Christmas tree, the highlight of Winter Wonders, is being provided to Brussels City Hall by the Wallonia Region and is PEFC certified (*).
The tree is a common spruce (picea abies) from the Osthertogenwald estate in Eupen and stands at over seventy feet.
The forest is PEFC certified and so managed in line with the organization’s principles, maintaining the balance between its economic, ecological and social purposes.
After being felled on 16 November, the Christmas tree will be taken to Brussels in a special convoy and put into position on Grand-Place on 17 November, alongside the life-size Nativity scene.
It will be decorated with a stunning display of sparkling fairy lights for the holiday season. It will then take pride of place within the sound and light show that visitors can enjoy from 24 November onwards, following the launch of Winter Wonders.
(*) PEFC is a nongovernmental organization active in sustainable forest management whose certification ensures that the tree comes from sustainably managed forests.