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

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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

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The bedazzled Rockefeller Christmas Tree in New York City is draped with 5 miles of LED lights and topped with a sparkling Swarovski crystal star. 960 1280

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Revisit classic Christmas scenes while exploring the Enchanted Garden of Lights in Chattanooga, TN. 960 1280

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Baltimore recreates its very own 'Miracle on 34th Street' as neighbors decorate their homes in the quirky Hampden neighborhood. 960 1280

It may be a lot warmer than the North Pole, but Newport Beach has no shortage of holiday spirit during the annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. 960 1280

Mark and Kathy Hyatt celebrate the holidays with an outrageous display of holiday lights decorating their home in Fort Lauderdale, known as the Hyatt House. 960 1280

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Johnson City, TX, is alight with holiday spirit, and in the center of the festivities is the Blanco County Courthouse draped with 100,000 twinkling lights. 960 1280

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Residents throughout Brooklyn's neighborhoods take their holiday décor seriously, illustrated by this Bay Ridge home complete with an oversized Santa and wooden soldiers. 960 1280

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Even the Grinch would have a hard time avoiding the contagious holiday spirit in Dyker Heights, an Italian-American neighborhood in Brooklyn. 960 1280

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Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO, always puts on a spectacular show, especially during the holiday season. 960 1280

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Neighbors are used to the holiday hoopla at Dick Norton's home in Burbank, CA, including a merry-go-round and train station. 960 1280

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Celebrate Christmas underground on a 30-minute drive along the 17-mile lighted pathway deep under the Earth at Louisville MEGA Cavern. 960 1280

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Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland brings a Christmas light spectacle to cities around the country, including Nashville, TN, with a light show set to favorite holiday tunes. 960 1280

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