officially the festive season, so you can scroll through gazillions
of Christmas images all the while listening to the cheesiest of
Christmas songs – completely guilt-free! Make yourself a cup of
warm cocoa sprinkled with cinnamon and marshmallows and get into your
festive mood by viewing some of the most spectacular Christmas light
displays all over the world. In my opinion it’s the most cheerful
and exciting part of the whole celebration, and I’m not talking
about a few more lights on the city Christmas Tree, I’m talking
about whole streets and districts putting up spectacular light
displays of various shapes, colours, and themes. Here are 10 of the
best Christmas light displays from around the world.
Each year the
Kobe town of Japan lights up with thousands of carefully designed
lights to commemorate the Great Hanshin earthquake of 1995. The theme
of the light show changes every time.
Christmas Tree in Vilnius, Lithuania, was made out of 70,000 bulbs,
give or take, composing a sight so bright it could be seen from the
planes landing in the city. Visitors could also enjoy a festive
market, a special Christmas train run by elves, and 3D light show
projected onto the Vilnius Cathedral.
is a grand shopping mall located amidst the skyscrapers of Tokyo.
Each year it presents an exciting light show, surprising the visitors
with unique themes. The theme for 2020 is Arabian Nights and some
live performances would be held as well.
Village de Noël
in Nice is a real French Wonderland that offers a variety of festive
treats to anyone looking to get into a Christmas mood. Apart from a
huge market with around 60 chalets you will find an ice skating rink,
and more twinkling lights than you’ve ever seen on the Promenade du
Paillon near Place Masséna.
installations in Salerno, Italy, are among the must-see Christmas
decorations of 2020. The fascinating LED replication of the starry
night sky is accompanied by light animals and a huge 60-foot Ferris
wheel that allows you to enjoy the spectacular show from up above.
You don’t have
to be in a cold and snowy environment to celebrate Christmas –
Manila’s Christmas light display in the Ayala Triangle Gardens is
proof of that! Each year the place is decorated with millions of
lights dancing to the beat of Christmas songs. It’s a sight like no
light installations at London’s Kew Gardens are a sight all
Christmas-lovers should enjoy at least once in their lifetime. The
light show is rich with laser projections and various 3D light
Tivoli Gardens of Copenhagen draw thousands of visitors from all over
the world each year. Both locals and tourists enjoy strolling the
well-lit streets and lanes with the magnificent Tivoli Castle
sparkling at night. During the festive season the Tivoli Lake is
illuminated by frequent fireworks that turn the whole place into a
The city of
Amsterdam is always innovative when it comes to Christmas light
decorations. This year the Amsterdam Light Festival has gathered 20
artists from 16 countries all across the globe to create light
installations in various parts of the city. It might be the most
thrilling and creative Christmas light display ever!
Head to Santa Fe to enjoy one of the most endearing Christmas traditions that involve strolling down the well-lit streets of the famous Canyon Road Farolito Walk. Unlike most Christmas light displays, this one doesn’t involve electric lights – instead, it features hundreds of farolitos (paper bags filled with sand and topped with a candle). It’s a sight you’ll never forget!