Discover the Best Christmas Tree Displays


Larger than life indoor local Christmas tree displays are so stunning in size and ornamentation that viewing these beautiful Christmas trees is a hugely popular holiday tradition. As my holiday gift to you, I present this handy list of the most impressive local indoor Christmas tree displays.

One of the few outdoor trees that can easily be viewed from the comfort of an indoor mall is the Christmas tree at Crown Center next to the ice skating rink. The crowning glory of the open air courtyard can be viewed from both the lower and upper level through the wall of glass facing that lets you take the whole scene in. While checking out the view at Crown Center shops, be sure to check out the giant wreath hanging on the glass wall facing the street.

When you are done shopping at Crown Center, escape the hustle and bustle of shopping and talk a short walk down the street to the Hallmark Visitors Center. There you will find the an original and eclectic collection of life size Christmas trees designed by the creative minds at Hallmark. Expect to see unexpected materials with some Christmas trees carved out of wood, a quilt formed into the shape of a 3 dimensional tree, as well as traditional holiday decorations on the trees. A tour of the Hallmark Visitors Center provides about an hour of fun for the whole family.

A must see attraction for kids and anyone who is a kid at heart is the miniature train exhibit at Union Station. Before catching a ride on the toy train express, take a moment to take in your surroundings. Union Station is an architectural wonder that demands a majestic tree decorated with an expert touch to work. Their majestic beauty soars towards the high ceilings adorned in an assortment of picture perfect decorations. The colorful showpiece is a popular spot for visitors to snap photos as a memento of their visit.

Some holiday trees shine bright all over. The Johnson County Museum All Electric House features an exhibit of fabulously fake aluminum trees decorated in all their retro glory. From furnishings to holiday decor, the Dreaming of a Retro Xmas exhibit showcases 1950's style, right down to the presents under the tree. An entertaining guided tour highlights interesting design features of this modest yet stylish historic home.

The packed parking lot at Oak Park Mall proves that the experience of shopping in store to find the perfect gift is more fun than online shopping for many shoppers. When you are ready to take a break from bargain hunting, take in the view of the massive holiday tree in the middle of this popular shopping mall. Oak Park Mall takes holiday decorating to new heights with a holiday tree that can be viewed from second floor in front of Dillards on the south side. This towering Christmas tree is decorated with larger than life snowflakes and brightly colored ornaments lend a festive touch.


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