Christmas tree under the dome of the Queen Victoria Building, Sydney
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A Christmas spectacle. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
If you’re a Sydneysider, visiting the Queen Victoria Building’s Christmas tree is an annual tradition. Standing at 24 metres, it works its way up all three floors of the building, almost touching the centre dome. During the festive season, many tourists and locals flock to catch a glimpse or take a quick selfie from the QVB’s multiple balconies.
For 2019 the tree has been given extra special sparkle - decked out with 100,000 crystal ornaments flown from Austria, courtesy of Swarovski. That’s in addition to 65,000 twinkling lights, and 6,400 rosebuds. Oh, and you can’t forget the crystal gilded star at the top either. Creating this absolute monolith took a team of more than 100 people dedicating a staggering 10,000 hours of work, but we're sure glad they took their time!