Here’s your chance to walk through a practical forest of Christmas trees.
This year, San Jose, California’s Christmas in the Park festivities in Plaza de César Chávez, located in downtown, includes a very special attempt at breaking a Guiness World Record for most Christmas trees assembled in one place.
The city has lit up the park with 600 trees in their attempt. At the moment, the record is held by the Hallmark Channel, who illuminated 559 trees in New York City in 2015. San Jose has not yet been given the new title by Guinness, so they can only call their Christmas in the Park trees an “attempt.”
In the middle of the park is San Jose’s pièce de résistance, a 60-foot tree in the middle of the plaza. The other trees, however, are standard sized and donated by local businesses and non-profits. Each tree is decorated according to a specific theme chosen by its donator.
Trees are decorated in themes like "The Grinch," "Star Wars," "The Lego Batman Movie," Charlie Brown, Count Dracula, and even with a more controversial Satanic goat head.
You can also see the trees up close and personal in San Jose through Jan. 7, 2018.