• Posted:Thursday, December 31, 2009
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Paris Eiffel Tower to resemble a Christmas tree
Hey-ho, it's that time of year again, where people the globe over are asking the same old question: "What are you doing for New Year's Eve?" If, by some stroke of luck, you're staying in a Paris hostel however, you will be able to answer with: "I'm staring at the Eiffel Tower, which has been decked out to resemble a massive Christmas tree."

According to Bernard Schmitt, who came up with the idea for this interesting show, there won't just be lights involved, but tinsel as well, which sounds pretty cool indeed. And Agence France Presse observed that those heading to the city for the event might like to get there at 23:30 local time to be ready for the 12-minute display.

Apparently, it's the culmination of two months' worth of similar light shows, put on to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the tower, which uses lots (over 400!) of LED spotlights and the first sequence will come just before a 20-minute performance of electro-pop and classical music.

The news source noted that the Eiffel Tower, now renowned the world over, was originally considered an eyesore by French citizens. Now, however, it is generally thought of as a must-see by all tourists who head to Paris. If you're not spending your new year's celebrations here but wish you could have a look at the spectacle, log on to www.31decembreaparis.com and you'll be able to have a butcher's.

And in other Eiffel Tower-related news, the structure was recently voted as the world's favourite landmark, pipping the Taj Mahal and St Peter's Basilica to the post, Andrha Cafe reports.

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