(RNN) – Christmas trees are everywhere. Plenty of families have them in their living rooms, just waiting for Santa to drop presents underneath. Lots of businesses have at least one decked-out conifer, or a plastic version of one.
Maybe you saw a big one downtown as you were wrapping up your holiday shopping.
Many cities put spectacular Christmas trees in public spaces for onlookers to admire – not just around the U.S., but around the world.
The attached video and slideshow is a sampling of some of the biggest and brightest this year.