Christmas light displays that twinkle in the night have a certain allure. Everyone has a unique Christmas custom, whether you celebrated the holiday by decorating your home with brilliant lights or spent your childhood going to stunning light displays around your neighborhood. Here is a list of places with the five best Christmas lights around the world:
Oxford Street, England
With softly glowing star Christmas lights gleaming above the old streets, one of London’s most well-known streets is transformed into a sparkling joy. The streets have more than a million LED-lit places in Mayfair, Piccadilly, and other nearby areas. This year, there are 27 LED light curtains, totalling 222,000 individual bulbs, strung along the length of Oxford Street, giving it a sparkling new appearance.
Rockefeller Centre, New York
The 77-foot-tall Norway spruce at Rockefeller Centre, a must-see for every Christmas enthusiast, is draped in a whopping five miles of cable and 45,000 lights. More than 500,000 visitors pass by the tree every day as they make their way to the renowned ice rink. The first tree was lit in 1933.
Canyon Road Farolito Walk, New Mexico
The Canyon Road Farolito Walk is an annual event in Santa Fe that has farolitos (paper bags filled with sand and topped with votive candles) lining the sidewalks and adobe building walls. Luminarias, which are little wood fires, can also be seen scattered along the roadway.
Luci d’Artista, Italy
Salerno’s streets and public areas are illuminated for the annual Luci d’Artista festival of light installations and holiday events. This year’s displays feature a night sky made of LEDs, a lit-up zoo, and lemon tree-shaped lights honouring the nearby Amalfi Coast. The 60-foot ferris wheel is another must-see tourist attraction.
Amsterdam Light Festival, Netherlands
The Amsterdam Light Festival, which features light displays created by international artists, started on 10 December. The topic for this year, “When Nature Calls,” weaves together a narrative about light art, the city, and its past. To account for social distance, the reduced performance will be presented as a theatrical walking experience rather than the traditional boat viewing.