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7 Can’t-Miss Holiday Light Shows

by Holly Riddle

Dec 2, 2019
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  • Nothing’s quite as festive as holiday lights, but some light displays are more magical than others. Here are seven spots around the world putting on spectacular holiday light shows to the delight of locals and travelers alike. © Sihasakprachum | Dreamstime.com
  • The Amsterdam Light Festival runs December through mid-January, so travelers benefit from plenty of time to see the spectacle. International artists create breathtaking art installations and light displays that cover the city center. © Stef De Rijk | Dreamstime.com
  • Tivoli Gardens offers more than Christmas lights this holiday season. The Copenhagen landmark warms chilly hearts and hands with an array of holiday activities and celebrations, from fireworks shows to ice-skating. © Emanuele Leoni | Dreamstime.com
  • Catch this festival before it’s gone. The Lyon Fête des Lumières only takes place through early December and features light installations made from thousands of candles and lights, depicting a mix of traditional Christmas and more contemporary themes. © Eddygaleotti | Dreamstime.com
  • The Vancouver Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden is a winter wonderland of 1 million lights. The festival extends through the New Year and incorporates choreographed light shows into each night’s programming. © Oleg Mayorov | Dreamstime.com
  • Outranking Vancouver with more than 27 million lights, Medellín charms revelers with larger-than-life light displays at its annual Christmas Lighting Festival, a tradition since the 1960s. © Sevenkingdom | Dreamstime.com
  • For a different kind of holiday light show, head to one of three baseball parks around the country. In each, Enchant Christmas sets up shop as the world’s largest Christmas mazes through the month of December. Visit Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.; Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida; or T-Mobile Park in Seattle. © Aldo Garcia | Dreamstime.com
  • In Tokyo, Winter Illuminations lasts late fall until February, with popular light installations all over the city, each neighborhood trying to create something more extravagant than the last. Travelers easily spend an entire trip to Tokyo looking at lights in the festive atmosphere. © Cowardlion | Dreamstime.com


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