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15 Breathtaking Christmas Displays from Around the World

Los Angeles, California

When it comes to Christmas lights, Disneyland rivals its cousin in the east. Sleeping Beauty’s castle sparkles with snow caps and drips with icicles. Parades and pyrotechnics amaze onlookers daily at the happiest place in California!

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Singapore

A Christmas in the Tropics display beautifies Singapore’s Marina Bay and Orchard Road shopping districts for the final six weeks of every year. 

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Paradise, Pennsylvania

The National Christmas Center’s display is open all year. About an hour from Philadelphia, the Amish country museum features 15 exhibits that are all about Christmas. With toys galore and too many Santas to count, this treasure is sure to get the most stubborn Grinch in the Christmas spirit!

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Kobe, Japan

Japan’s Kobe Luminarie’s magnificent light display honors victims of the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake. The 200,000 hand-painted lights were donated by the Italian government and have been lighting up the month of December ever since!

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Gramado, Brazil

The two-month long Natal Luz (Christmas of Light) celebration in this small Brazilian town features puppets, parades, symphonies, operas, light shows, and more!

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Salerno, Italy

Thousands of people visit Salerno, about 40 minutes outside of Naples, every year to see the Luci d’Artista (Artistic Lights). The city’s entire Old Town section is aglow with displays, such as Cinderella’s carriage, Captain Hook’s ship, and the solar system. 

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New Orleans, Louisiana

Celebration in the Oaks has been lighting 25 acres of City Park for 30 years. Take a spin on the famous carousel and ride the train through twinkling displays, including the Cajun Night Before Christmas.

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Fairbanks, Alaska

While "breathtaking" might not be the correct adjective to describe this display, "totally classic" is! 

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Toronto, Canada

For nearly 50 years, the Cavalcade of Lights at Nathan Phillips Square has ushered in the holiday season. With more than 525,000 energy-efficient LED lights and a towering Christmas tree, it’s a beautiful sight to behold!

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Orlando, Florida

The Osborne Family may not hold it's Dancing Light display at Disney Hollywood Studios, but that hasn't stopped Disney from celebrating the holiday season. They now have the Flurry of Fun which has shows, enchanting "snows", decor, and even Toy Story Land. It's a celebration you can't miss.

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Baltimore, Maryland

In December, 34th Street becomes Christmas Street. Every house joins in on the fun! Bike rim snowmen, a big red crab, and a hubcap Christmas tree are all crowd favorites.

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Vilnius, Lithuania

When the holiday season is nigh, Old Town Vilnius’ Cathedral Square is transformed into Christmas Town Market. Every nook and cranny is decked out in twinkling lights, but the famous tree steals the show! 

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Melbourne, Florida

Carloads of excited visitors drive through the Space Coast Lightfest beginning each November after Santa flips the switch. More than 3 million lights adorn holiday displays, including a 200-foot tunnel. On special nights, you can trade your car in for a hayride, pedicab, or shimmering stroll along the illuminated mile. 

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Newport Beach, California

From tiny canoes to massive yachts, more than 100 boats adorned with lights and decked out in their holiday finest line up to participate in the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade each December. An Orange County tradition since 1908, millions of spectators show up for this five-night event. 

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Olympia Heights, Florida

Santa’s Enchanted Forest has it all: a super-tall Christmas tree with its own light show, entertaining shows, delicious food, carnival games, and more than 100 rides! Magical displays on every corner attract thrill seekers during the two months it’s open each year. 

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