3 Christmas ‘giants’ in the islands

30-foot Christmas tree at the Multipurpose Center in Susupe

CAN you imagine Christmas without Christmas trees?

Each year in December, Christmas trees with brilliant twinkling lights and other ornaments are installed in homes, parks, stores, schools and offices.

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30-foot Christmas tree at the Paseo de Marianas in Garapan, Saipan

On Saipan and Tinian, the three tallest Christmas trees can be found at the multi-purpose center in Susupe, at the Paseo De Marianas in Garapan and at the Tinian Dynasty.

At 41 feet, the Christmas tree at Tinian Dynasty should be the CNMI’s tallest. It is made of multi-colored blinking lights topped by a “star.”

Christmas tree at the Tinian Dynasty Hotel & Casino gate towering at 41 feet

The Christmas tree outsider the multi-purpose center is 30 feet high and was lit up a day after Thanksgiving. The tree comes with a nativity scene and is an annual project of the First Lady’s Vision Foundation.

At Paseo de Marianas, the 30-foot Christmas tree glitters with ornaments from recycled materials, and near it are the 9-foot trees decorated by elementary schools that competed in the recently held Christmas tree decoration contest.

In daytime, these Christmas trees look ordinary, but in the evening they turn into something magical — and festive.

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