Christmas arrived in full effect here in Guatemala City on Saturday night with the lighting of a massively insane Christmas tree, located in the central plaza of the city, Plaza Obelisco.

It is a huge celebration as you can see in the video below from 2011 (one of the better videos I could find and featuring great bird’s-eye views) and it is capped off with a thunderous fireworks display that we could hear and feel from our house. To say it sounded like a raging battle might be a bit of an understatement. After finding this video, we are kind of wishing we had tried to make it, but at least we will have a chance next year.

Inauguración Árbol Gallo 2011 from NqV TV on Vimeo.