A four-and-a-half tonne Christmas tree will decorate the Grand Place
The Brussels Christmas tree will be up and decorated as of Thursday, November 22nd. The spruce which is 67 years old and approximately 22 meters high has been offered to the City of Brussels by the Wallonia Region.
The 4.7 tonne tree was chosen based on several criteria, such as: it had to be at least 20 meters high and located near a road which would make the transportation more feasible. As it comes from a PEFS certified forest, forest of the western Hertogenwald in Membach, that means it has been managed sustainably.
This year the Christmas Tree will be decorated using the colors of the Finland flag, which will be the guest of honor of this 18th edition of the Winter Pleasures (Plaisirs d’Hiver).
The tree will be placed on the Grand Place on Thursday morning at 06.00.