The first recorded use of a tree in a Christmas celebration festival was in the Baltic Capital Riga Latvia in the year 1510.
Legend or not is still a debate; but, the Old German single male merchants from the House of Blackheads in Riga's City Hall square have documented their Christmas and New Years celebration in their chronicles.
The facts written in the Old German language are housed in the Latvian State archives in Riga.
Tourism Company Patricia Tourist Office has made extensive research and operates an Internet site summarizing the History of The First Christmas Tree.
Come and check out the Winter holiday spirit in Riga this year.