Best Holiday Attractions 2014

Celebrate the holidays in these festive spots around the globe.

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Ring in the season in the most festive locales around the world. From synchronized light shows to catching a glimpse of Santa Claus himself, these spots are known for spreading holiday cheer and transforming neighborhoods into winter wonderlands.

We enlisted a panel of travel experts — including Travel Channel TV host Samantha Brown; Amie O’Shaughnessy, founder of the family travel blog Ciao Bambino!; and Mickela Mallozzi, creator and host of the travel dance series Bare Feet — to share their recommendations for Travel’s Best Holiday Attractions 2014.

This year’s list includes visiting Santa on his home turf in Finland's Santa Claus Village, taking in Brooklyn's over-the-top Dyker Heights lights, and touring a town that celebrates Christmas 365 days of the year, Santa Claus, IN.

Warning: This list will give you the sudden urge to break out in your favorite holiday song.

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