Ukraine's main Christmas tree located at Kyiv's St. Sophia Square has entered the top five most beautiful Christmas trees in Europe, according to Brussels-based travel organization European Best Destinations.
The top five also included Christmas trees in Vilnius, Prague, Strasbourg, and Cologne, Kyiv City State Administration's press service reported, referring to European Best Destinations.
This year's Christmas tree in Ukraine is over 20 meters in height. It has about 1,000 various Christmas decorations, which are flickering in the light of illumination – this year it was specially ordered to match the color of the domes of Kyiv's St. Sophia Cathedral, and four kilometers of colorful garlands.
Large figures of toy nutcrackers and heroes from the animated series about Cossacks are guarding the Christmas tree.
The organizers offer to "plunge" into the fabulous New Year story about the Nutcracker. Four kingdoms with ancient dolls, hundreds of bright lights, and decorations are arranged at Kyiv's St. Sophia Square with a special Christmas express running between the kingdoms.