For Christmas, the best streets’ scenario is a magical experience embedded in this season spirit. Between the Christmas songs that are sung in the streets, it’s impossible to not be rendered to the world best Christmas lights displays.
Asia has been a stage of the magic of Christmas lights displays in recent years. Every evening from November 20 to January 2, Orchard Road and Marina Bay in Singapore are lit up in full-on seasonal splendour with its Christmas in the Tropics light display. Singapore’s famous shopping district celebrates with twinkling street lights, dressed-up shop windows, concerts, musicals, and exhibitions. They reinvent ways to bring you some winter wonderland feeling with all the LED lights and fairy lights.
In Toronto, the annual Cavalcade of Lights marks the official start of the holiday season with music, skating, dancing and a whole heap of Toronto Christmas lights. The Cavalcade was created in 1967 to showcase Toronto’s newly constructed City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square. The festive usually falls on the final weekend of November when the Square and a giant Christmas tree are illuminated by more than 300,000 energy-efficient LED lights that shine from dusk until 11pm, November 17 to January 1.
3. Paris, France
There’s a mean to Paris be the so-called City of Lights: you’d expect Paris to shine at Christmas and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. During the day, you’ll come across the usual bustle of tourists at the iconic sites, but night time is when the magic really happens. With the sparkling Eiffel Tower, glitzy Champs-Élysées, and starry streets, the city feels like a real-life fairy tale…
The Paris Christmas lights are pure magic and look at those fairy lights on the trees!
4. Medellin, Colombia
Christmas in Medellin, Colombia, is a time of families coming together to celebrate and enjoy the simple pleasure of looking at amazing decorations. In December, the city’s thoroughfares, roads, and parks are covered in thousands of fairy lights, with the most impressive displays found in Avenue la Playa and the Medellín River. Every year thousands flock to the Medellin River to gaze at the million dollar displays, sample delicious food and enjoy street performances. Colorful Christmas lights displays is the option for this hot city and country!
Seasonal illuminations around Christmas time have become a popular attraction in cities across Japan and none is more beautiful than the Kobe Luminarie. After the Kobe earthquake of 1995,Italy donated thousands of hand-painted bulbs to the city and these were transformed into an intricate, gothic-style luminaire designed by Valerio Festi and Hirokazu Imaoka. The tradition continues, and every year from December 1-12, around four million locals and tourists alike come to celebrate Japan’s enduring resilience near Higashi-Yuenchi Park. All over the world the options are fairy lights or LED lights, works perfectly!
6. Baltimore, Maryland
For 11 months out of the year, 34th Street in Baltimore is like any other street in North America, but in the month of December, something truly magical takes place. Now in its 62nd year, the “Christmas Street” light display sees thousands of visitors descend on this unassuming neighbourhood to view some of the most fantastic, and quirky, lights in North America. Each house on the block is decorated in the owner’s unique style and some homes include toy trains on rooftops and hubcap Christmas trees.
7. Vilnius, Lithuania
For the Christmas season, Lithuania’s capital city Vilnius gets covered in colourful garlands of electric lights and the country’s largest ‘Christmas tree’ (the Vilnius television tower under a vale of lights) is lit up. In the Old Town Christmas Markets, taste festive treats and mulled wine;, and then see if you can spot Santa or listen to carols in one of the city’s many churches. For a dazzling performance like no other, check out the popular Magic Christmas display. This state of the production sees the city’s cathedral transformed into a colourful storyboard with a “4D” projection of light, sound, and even scent. Doesn’t it look like a winter wonderland?
8. Vienna, Austria
If experiencing a traditional European Christmas is on your list, it doesn’t get better than celebrating Weihnachten in Vienna, Austria. From mid-November 10 of Vienna’s city squares are transformed into beautiful Christmas Markets decorated with bushy trees and strings of twinkling fairy lights hanging from every available surface. Top this off with stalls selling crafts, gifts, local produce, season foods and festive drinks and you’ve got enough Christmas spirit to cheer even the biggest Grinch.
9. Berlin, Germany
Germany is the home of Christmas Lights so it’s no wonder the country’s capital really shines during the holiday season. When the sun goes down on Berlin, the city’s historic buildings, streets and every available tree branch are lit up with colourful projections and row upon row of fairy lights. Berlin’s illuminations are such a draw that visitors with a passion for photography can sign up for special guided tours of the lights. Within the city squares and boulevards nearly 60 different Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Markets) provide even more glistening sights along with all the shopping, food and Glühwein (mulled wine) you’d expect from a Christmas market. You’ll find some of the best illuminations at the 368m Fernsehtur (TV Tower), Alexanderplatz Market, Opera Palace, National Opera and the famous Brandenburg Gate and Charlottenburg Palace. For those people who love Santa, this is the perfect winter wonderland and the fairy lights will accentuate the magic of Christmas.
10. Disney, Los Angeles, California USA
The happiest place on earth gets even merrier over the holiday season as Disneyland is transformed into an extravagant winter wonderland right in the heart of California. Classic rides such as It’s A Small World and the Haunted Mansion are given luminous festive makeovers while Main Street is decked out in the all the best Christmas trimmings. The best Christmas lights you have ever seen, for sure!
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