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Impressive Christmas Tree Lighting in Thessaloniki (video)

The Christmas tree in Thessaloniki ‘s main square Aristotelous was lit on Wednesday evening, thousands of people had flocked to the city center to attend the festive ceremony.

The lighting was accompanied by fireworks and a live music concert with Christmas carols and other popular songs.

The 18 meters-long tree originated from Taxiarchis area in Halkidiki peninsula.

Another 250 Christmas trees have been installed in the area form the shore to the Ancient Agora square.

Together with the tree lighting, street and neighborhood decorative lights were also turned on.

A total of  50,000 LED lights are on the tree and another 500,000 line the street the downtown of the city in northern Greece.

According to local media voria.gr, a group of people raised a banner to protest the cutting of trees.

The banner was reading: “Trees belong to Earth. Don’t cut more trees.”

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