The 9 Biggest, Brightest Christmas Trees In America

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, which means it’s time for Christmas tree lightings galore.The most famous tree in the country, the 74-foot Norway Spruce at Rockefeller centre, went up last night. But even more wonderful trees have been erected on the other side of the country.

Using data from Gizmodo, we’ve ranked the biggest and the brightest trees in America.

#9 Anchorage, Ala.

Height: 30 ft

LEDs: 3,000

Weight: 0.57 tons

Type: White Spruce

Our ranking was based on indexed data for height and LEDs, with weight as a tiebreaker, with data was compiled by Gizmodo.

#8 Houston, Texas

Height: 70 ft

LEDs: 5,000

Weight: 2.5 tons

Type: White Fir

Miles of wire: 1

Our ranking was based on indexed data for height and LEDs, with weight as a tiebreaker, with data was compiled by Gizmodo.

#7 Chicago, Ill.

Height: 70 ft

LEDs: 7,000

Weight: 5.6 tons

Type: Fir

Our ranking was based on indexed data for height and LEDs, with weight as a tiebreaker, with data was compiled by Gizmodo.

#6 Washington, D.C.

Height: 41.5 ft

LEDs: 81,104

Type: Colorado Blue Spruce

Miles of wire: 4.3

Our ranking was based on indexed data for height and LEDs, with weight as a tiebreaker, with data was compiled by Gizmodo.

#5 Salt Lake City, Utah

Height: 48 ft

LEDs: 98,000

Weight: 4.9 tons

Type: Pine

Miles of wire: 7.6

Our ranking was based on indexed data for height and LEDs, with weight as a tiebreaker, with data was compiled by Gizmodo.

#4 Los Angeles, Calif.

Height: 100 ft

LEDs: 10,000

Type: White Fir

Our ranking was based on indexed data for height and LEDs, with weight as a tiebreaker, with data was compiled by Gizmodo.

#3 New York City

Height: 74 ft

LEDs: 30,000

Weight: 12 tons

Type: Norway Spruce

Miles of wire: 5

Our ranking was based on indexed data for height and LEDs, with weight as a tiebreaker, with data was compiled by Gizmodo.

#2 San Francisco, Calif.

Height: 80 ft

LEDs: 20,000

Weight: 15 tons

Type: White Fir

Miles of wire: 5.6

Our ranking was based on indexed data for height and LEDs, with weight as a tiebreaker, with data was compiled by Gizmodo.

#1 Phoenix, Ariz.

Height: 110 ft

LEDs: 50,000

Weight: 12 tons

Type: White Fir

Miles of wire: 2

Our ranking was based on indexed data for height and LEDs, with weight as a tiebreaker, with data was compiled by Gizmodo.

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