World's biggest floating Christmas tree lit in Brazil

  • 4 December 2012

A massive floating Christmas tree has been lit in the harbour of city, Rio de Janeiro.

The tree is listed as the biggest in the world by the Guinness book of world records.

It has 3.1 million light bulbs, is 85-metres high and weighs 542 tonnes.

There was an amazing six minute firework display when it was lit up as the start of the festive celebrations in the Brazilian city.

More than 100,000 people came to watch the show.

One of the spectators, Marcia Braune, said:

"It was the first time that I saw the lighting of this tree and I think it was really beautiful... I cried, I thought it was wonderful."