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A Huge Christmas Tree Made With 70 Tiny Terrariums Has Arrived In King’s Cross

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King’s Cross is putting their own spin on Christmas this year.

King’s Cross is notorious for going against the grain during the holidays (who can forget Granary Square’s 2016 Christmas tree?) and 2020 is no different. Today, King’s Cross launched their ‘traditionally untraditional’ Christmas, featuring a huge festive terrarium tree in Coal Drops Yard. It’s safe to say that it will definitely be a stretch from the conventional Christmas tree, but who’s to say we can’t shake things up once in a while?

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Terrarium tree
Photo: David Parry/PA Wire

In the spirit of going green, this 28ft tree is made out of 70 different terrariums, each containing their own living gardens. It may not sound all that festive at first reading, but it’s also decorated with over 150 mirrored baubles and illuminated from below, creating a beautiful glow over the yard. Sounds pretty Christmassy to me. Once the festivities are over and the terrariums have grown, they’ll be transformed into new tree designs and re-homed!

Terrarium tree
Photo: David Parry/PA Wire

Just a stone’s throw away is yet another unorthodox tree. Granary Square has been transformed into its own forest-like space, with plenty to explore and a striking electric Nemeton tree to feast your eyes on. This sculpture has several inspirations, including the conventional festive tree, fairy tale forests, and modern architecture. The combination of both traditional and futuristic details has created something simply spectacular indeed.

Terrarium tree
Photo: David Parry/PA Wire

Also newly-installed at King’s Cross is a multi-coloured interactive tree. Battle Bridge Place is home to the coolest interactive hangout, which allowz passers by to control the dynamic lights with their steps and movements. The sensors will activate the tree, creating a beautifully bright festive experience for all to enjoy. Fun!

Terrarium tree
Photo: David Parry/PA Wire

In other Christmassy news, this year’s Oxford Street Christmas lights are honouring the heroes of 2020.

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