Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Sunday, November 29th
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Crown Princess Mary participated in the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony held at the Copenhagen City Hall Square. Crown Princess Mary was invited to attend this celebration because this year is the 100th time a Christmas tree is standing right there on the same spot.

Christmas is all about traditions, bringing families together, history and having a good time. Like Christmas is the royal family also all about tradition and history so what could be better than bringing these two together? The Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Copenhagen City Hall Square have been a tradition since 1914, except from two years during the second world war, has a new Christmas tree spread warmth and Christmas spirit at the City Hall Square every year since. I found these really amazing pictures of the City Hall Square in Copenhagen from the last hundreds years which shows not just a Christmas tree but 100 years of history. What these picture have in common are all the people who've been gathered to celebrate Christmas since 1914. On Sunday Mary arrived at 3:45 pm. along with Frank Jensen, Mayor of Copenhagen, to attend the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. It was cold and windy, not something to enjoy. Later in the evening a storm hit Denmark. Despite really bad weather hundreds of Danes were gathered to attend the lighting ceremony all dressed in warm coats, hats and gloves. As the star of the day Mary was ready to participate in the ceremony and in front of her and the City Hall, a 24 meters high and 60 years tree was decorated soon to be lightened up by electrical candles. The tree was found in Grib Skov. After a countdown Mary pushed the button and what everybody had wait for, happened. The Christmas tree lit up and was being showered in faux snow delivered by a snowblower manned by Santa on a crane the same hight as the tree. Something we have seen before. She was then photographed on the little stage in front of the tree with Mayor of Copenhagen Frank Jensen and all the kids dressed like gnomes in red and white. Along with Santa and Frank Jensen, Mary wished some of the attended people a merry christmas.

As I mentioned before the weather was really not as good as we could have expected. I wouldn't mind getting a little snow but the storm yesterday was useful at all. Like everybody participants Mary chose clothes to keep her warm in the wind. For the third time she wore her bright red Diane von Furstenberg coat, a really nice colour coat which I think was great to see it again. Neither is it the first time she wear longer coats with wide leg trousers which she also did at the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Well really I do not have an opinion on this, Mary got long legs and can wear this combination but I would love to have seen it without the coat. Because I think the grey knitted turtleneck and the black trousers was good-looking. I do not criticize that she's wearing her red coat because like no one else Mary can wear a coloured coat. And I love that she does use them but with a pair of tight trousers I think I would have liked a bit more. For instance, when she wore her red Prada coat and black tight trousers at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014. Mary accessorized yesterdays outfit with black leather gloves and heeled ankle boot from Gianvito Rossi featuring the pointed toe. With the classic Mary-hairstyle and the round diamond earrings she celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Coat: Diane von Furstenberg Mikhaila Red Wool Coat $250 (pre-owned)
Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Suede Pointed-Toe Ankle Bootie, Gray


  1. I am getting in the Christmas spririt just seeing this pictures!

    1. Me too! This is a great way to celebrate Christmas and its traditions :)