Since 1981, the “Comitato Albero di Natale più Grande del Mondo”, made up of volunteers, has created, on the slopes of Mount Ingino, what has now become one of the symbols of Gubbio: the Largest Christmas Tree in the World. A light installation, composed of lighting fixtures of various types and colors, which creates the enormous figure of a Christmas tree, surmounted by a comet star. The tree, in 1991, entered the Guinness World Record as the Largest Christmas Tree in the World. The tree has a base of 450 linear meters and a height of over 750 linear meters (just under thirty football fields), and uses about 7,500 meters of cables to connect all the light points. Its roots are “resting” on the walls of the medieval city while, on top, there is the great comet, next to the basilica of the Patron Saint Ubaldo. The star has an area of about 1,000 square meters.
But Christmas in Gubbio never ceases to surprise. The city, from November to January, is transformed and becomes the “City of Christmas”. Incredible attractions and events make it a magical place, where young and old can enjoy the wonders of Christmas.
At the foot of the Largest Christmas Tree in the World, for more than ten years now, the event Gubbio è Natale, with the ChristmasLand’s attraction, has become an eagerly awaited event that attracts a large number of visitors from all over Italy.