The 79th annual lighting of the Worldâ€™s Largest Christmas Tree in
Wilmington NC was held Thursday night at 6pm at Wilmingtonâ€™s Hilton
Park. The massive oak tree covered with spanish mossÂ is believed to be
more than 400 years old and covered with 5,250 bulbs. It was first lit
in 1928 with over 500 multicolored lights The tree lighting event was
also celebrated by the arrival of Mr.&Mrs. Santa.Â For the first
time, the ornaments were hand made by local school students.The worldâ€™s largest living Christmas tree is lit nightly and available
for viewing between now and Christmas at 407 Hilton St. Wilmington, NC.