The China Post
Date: November 25, 2016
By: The China Post news staff
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Regent Taipei lit its central court Christmas tree yesterday in Taipei. It is the largest
Christmas tree throughout all of Taiwan’s five-star hotels and the tree-lighting ceremony is a 24-year-old Taipei tradition, according to a press release from the hotel.
Guests at the ceremony included Republic of El Salvador Ambassador Marta Chang De Tsien and President of Taiwan China Travel Service Chou Ching-hsiung, who participated in Regent Taipei’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony with FIH Regent Group Chairman Steven Pan and Regent Taipei GM Melvin Yang.
Standing at a soaring 42 feet, Regent Taipei’s Christmas tree is over three floors high and is decorated with 27,000 dazzling LED lights, 1,700 ribbon bows, 2,000 gold and silver ornament balls, 1,500 gold pinecones and 1,500 red poinsettias — a total of over NT$1 million in Christmas decorations, according to the hotel.
Regent Taipei’s Christmas tree is an annual favorite, and many guests visit every Christmas to take a picture with Regent’s beautiful tree, as a record of happy times and yearly growth, the hotel stated.
This is the Regent Taipei’s 24st annual tree lighting ceremony. On Nov. 24, delightful Christmas carols from the Taipei European School Choir will serenade visitors, and Santa Claus will also be in the crowd, the hotel said. [SOURCE]