PHOTOS: Estonian town of Viljandi builds a Christmas tree out of old streetlights

The Estonian town of Viljandi has erected a unique Christmas tree, built from 77 streetlights that used to light the streets of the town for 40 years.

The streetlights were collected at the end of 2018 and arranged into an eight-metre (26-foot) Christmas tree. The idea came from the town’s water company, Viljandi Veevärk (Viljandi Water Works) that also financed the project.

The idea of innovative Christmas trees comes from Rakvere, another Estonian town that for four years in a row erected unique Christmas trees – like the one made from wood in 2017 and the one made from cogwheels the year before. In 2018, however, Rakvere chose a traditional fir as its tree.

Photos by Kenno Soo.

The Viljandi Christmas tree. Photo by Kenno Soo.

The Viljandi Christmas tree. Photo by Kenno Soo.

The Viljandi Christmas tree. Photo by Kenno Soo.

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Cover: The Viljandi Christmas tree is made of 77 streetlights. Photo by Kenno Soo. You can also follow him on Instagram.

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