Christmas Around the World

From Finland's Santa Claus Village to Australia's Bondi Beach party, see how other countries celebrate Christmas.

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Rockefeller Plaza

Rockefeller Plaza

Thousands of people converge on Rockefeller Plaza to visit and snap photos of the awe-inspiring beauty of this 80-foot-tall Christmas tree, meticulously decorated with 45,000 LED lights. 960 1280

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Sixth Avenue Decorations

Sixth Avenue Decorations

See New York City come alive with holiday spirit and go Christmas crazy with some of the biggest and brightest light displays, including this one on Sixth Avenue. 960 1280

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Empire State Building

Empire State Building

From high above, Manhattan’s skyline glows even brighter with the Empire State Building shining bright with red and green lights. 960 1280

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Radio City Music Hall

Radio City Music Hall

Kick off your NYC holiday tour here! We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the Rockettes 86th anniversary than to see the women kick up their heels at their annual Christmas show at Radio City Music Hall. 960 1280

Romer Pedron  

Bloomingdale's

Bloomingdale's

Located at 1000 3rd Avenue, on the Upper East Side, Bloomingdale’s department store chooses classic white lights to illuminate their storefront during the holidays. 960 1280

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Macy's Believe Campaign

Macy's Believe Campaign

As part of its 6th annual “Believe” campaign, Macy’s is encouraging kids all across the country to drop off a letter to Santa at their local Macy’s Santa mailbox. For each stamped letter dropped in the letterbox through Christmas Eve, Macy’s will donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, to help grant wishes to children who have life-threatening diseases. 960 1280

Romer Pedron  

Christmas tree in Waitangi Park in Wellington, New Zealand

Christmas tree in Waitangi Park in Wellington, New Zealand

Is it just us or is this Christmas tree in Waitangi Park in Wellington, New Zealand, one of the tallest displays you've even seen? 960 1280

Aidan on flickr  

Holiday display on 34th street in Baltimore

Holiday display on 34th street in Baltimore

The Grinch, Frosty and some toy soldiers are all celebrating the holidays on 34th Street in Baltimore. 960 1280

Kathleen Conklin, flickr  

Christmas Light Tour in VA

Christmas Light Tour in VA

Is there even a house under all that? 960 1280

Katie Dwyer  

San Antonio Texas Riverwalk

San Antonio Texas Riverwalk

Make your spirits bright with a walk down the San Antonio Riverwalk. 960 1280

Rod Eubanks, flickr  

decorations at London's Peter Jones store

decorations at London's Peter Jones store

Get a bird's-eye view of the decorations at London's Peter Jones store. 960 1280

Monica Arellano-Ongpin, flickr  

Holiday lights in San Carlos, CA

Holiday lights in San Carlos, CA

This house in San Carlos, CA, has got to have a huge electric bill. 960 1280

Ed Bierman, flickr  

Christmas Tree in Union Square San Francisco

Christmas Tree in Union Square San Francisco

A beautiful Christmas tree towers over the Macy's store in San Francisco's Union Square. 960 1280

Jenny Pascual  

Christmas display on Orchard Road in Singapore

Christmas display on Orchard Road in Singapore

This Christmas display on Orchard Road in Singapore sends out holiday wishes to all. 960 1280

Eustaquio Santimano, flickr  

Kermit and Miss Piggy holiday display

Kermit and Miss Piggy holiday display

Here's one thing that Kermit and Miss Piggy agree on: Christmas rules on Alameda Island's Christmas Tree Lane. 960 1280

  

Christmas display at mid valley

Christmas display at mid valley

It's a candy wonderland! 960 1280

Shirley, flickr  

Trees lit up at the Lincoln Zoo in Chicago

Trees lit up at the Lincoln Zoo in Chicago

The trees of the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago are illuminated with a rainbow of colors. 960 1280

  

Christmas in Knightsbridge

Christmas in Knightsbridge

That is one big tree for a balcony. Guess that's how they celebrate Christmas in Knightsbridge! 960 1280

gorfor, flickr  

Holiday decorations in Bucharest, Romania

Holiday decorations in Bucharest, Romania

Holiday decorations in Bucharest ... we are sensing a trend with Christmas trees on balconies and roofs. 960 1280

Nicu Buculei, flickr  

Detailed Christmas decorations

Detailed Christmas decorations

Santa, his reindeer and elves make a pit stop at this house. 960 1280

Casey Fleser, flickr  

Santa roof decoration

Santa roof decoration

After a little rest, Santa and the gang are off again. Rudolph leads the way with his shiny nose. 960 1280

Ed Bierman, flickr  

Steve Di Schiavi's decorated house

Steve Di Schiavi's decorated house

The Dead Files' detective Steve Di Schiavi shares his decorated house with us. 960 1280

  

Decorated house in Wilmington DE

Decorated house in Wilmington DE

Here's another house that must have a high electric bill. Hope power is cheap in Wilmington, DE. 960 1280

Allee Sangiolo  

light up house in VA

light up house in VA

Wait, wait, you missed a spot. Get some more lights out here! 960 1280

Katie Dwyer