The most magical time of the year is here! With streets, Christmas trees, shopping centers, houses and offices decorated with colorful lights and a fine layer of soft snow covering the street shops, Christmas brings along happiness and love for all. And, when we see the dancing display of glittering and dazzling lights our heart jumps with glee. It doesn’t matter if you are an adult or a toddler, watching the colorful Christmas display of lights is something you should never miss. Over a million LED lights used to decorate the beautiful architectural buildings, the view you see during the Christmas season is memorable for each and every one visiting these monumental places. So, here are 5 such beautiful cities that come alive and look just like the cities from your favorite fairy tales.
ROCKFELLER CENTER – NEW YORK CITY
For every Christmas lover, the exquisitely decorated 77 feet tall Norway spruce at the beautiful Rockfeller Center is a must visit. Wrapped perfectly with more than 45,000 lights, the five mile long area is a vision to see. The first Christmas tree to be lit in the Rockfeller center was back in 1933 and today, the same place has almost half a million people visiting the tree every day. Some Christmas fans take their time out to skate on the beautifully framed ice ring. Every year, the light display at the Rockfeller center is different and the best in the world. It’s almost a magical moment that you can never forget.
LUCI D’ARTISTA – ITALY
The beautiful streets of Salerno, Italy light up every Christmas for the Luci d Artista, a light and activity festival during the Happy Holidays season. This year, the light display is about the illuminated night sky, a zoo and a beautiful lemon small tree shaped lights that are designed as a tribute to the beautiful Amalfi Coast, located nearby. One thing for sure, you will be absolutely sweeped off your feet by the 60 feet giant ferris wheel that gives you a panaromic view of the entire festival.
AMSTERDAM LIGHT FESTIVAL – NETHERLANDS
The light festival of Amsterdam started on November 28 already. An event that has international artists cover the entire city with beautiful lights. And this year’s theme is DISRUPT which will feature 20 international artists from 16 countries, each creating magic with their art on the themes of chaos and conflicts. The festival will continue until January 19 2020. So, if you haven’t planned anything for Christmas, make a trip to Amsterdam to view this stunning festival.
TIVOLI GARDENS – COPENHAGEN DENMARK
The mesmerizing Tivoli Gardens are a tourist attraction ever since they were opened in 1843. During the holiday season, the garden attracts millions of tourists from all across the world. The garden is illuminated with beautiful lights and fireworks that color the dark sky at night during the Christmas week and New Year.
VILLAGE DE NOEL – NICE FRANCE
A small Christmas Village in France, this French wonderland is a part of the massive yuletide events that starts from 6th December to 5th January. The village opens up to form a mesmerizing snow clad fairytale like wonder world with ferries, skating rinks, millions of twinkling lights, a unique Christmas market with as many as 60 chalets, and much more.