The biggest Christmas tree in the world at will light up tonight in Gubbio, Italy.
Every December 7 since 1981, the city in Umbria has lit the tree on the slopes of the Mt Ingino.
The tree has a base of 450m and extends up the slope for more than 750m. The lights can been up to 50km away.
Its roots are hidden in the city walls and it reaches the basilica of the patron saint St. Ubaldo on top of the mountain.
Each light in the tree has been adopted for a donation and dedicated to whoever the donor wishes. This year has seen several marriage proposals.
In 2011 the lights were switched on remotely via tablet by Pope Benedict XVI, and again remotely by Pope Francis in 2014.
The tree will remain lit until January 10.
You may also like
Travel Story: Lisbon's lifeblood an intimate setting
Fine weather and affordability have contributed to the Portuguese capital's soaring popularity in recent years.
Arrivals & Departures: The Movie Show's David and Margaret to reunite for film cruise
Our television screens haven't been the same since David Stratton and Margaret Pomeranz retired their movie-reviewing double act, but they're back for a special Film Festival at Sea.
Travel Story: Bowled over by Bulgaria's simple charms... eventually
A greedy taxi driver and drab city views give way to a better vibe and far prettier scenes on a train ride into the Bulgarian countryside.