First Christmas Tree

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Every one knows that Santa Claus comes from Finlad... but the First Christmas Tree (New Years Tree)  was decorated in Riga!

Chritmas tree plaque

In the plaque in 8 languages is engraved: "The First New Years Tree in Riga in 1510"  

More info at www.firstchristmastree.com

Location: Old Town, Town Hall Square next to the Blackhead's House

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