Brussels' controversial Christmas tree in action
1 December 2012 Last updated at 10:21 GMT
Thousands of people have signed a petition against an abstract light installation replacing the traditional Christmas tree in Brussels city centre.
More than 11,000 signatures have been gathered in the online petition and a Facebook page attacking the new feature has been launched.
Critics accuse officials of opting for the installation for fear of offending non-Christians, especially Muslims.
But the mayor's office said it was part of a theme this year of "light".