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6 Christmas Lighting Ideas from Around The World

  • 16 Dec 2015

Christmas is everyone's favourite time of year for so many reasons. You get to spend time with family and friends that you don't see very often. You get to eat copious amounts of food and not feel bad about it until New Years' Eve. You also get to see the children's faces light up with excitement as they unwrap presents under the Christmas tree.

But preparing for the festive season requires a lot of time and effort, particularly when it comes to decorations like the Christmas lights which have had a full 12 months to work themselves into a mysterious knot for you to untangle. But don't get discouraged, a little inspiration can go a long way as you put the finishing touches on your Christmas decorations.

Here are some amazing ideas for Christmas lights to set your imagination alight!

The Shiodome in Tokyo uses blue lights to create an amazing frosty experience in an indoor area which thousands of visitors flock to during Christmas time.

In Medellin, Columbia the tradition is to light up the city with ever more elaborate Christmas lights. Over 16 million lights are used in total to create the annual lighting displays.

A 36 meter high Christmas tree stands in Stockholm, Sweden and is a beacon of festivity and energy emanating from the thousands of lights which are used to cover it.

In Rossio Square, Lisbon is a single gigantic illuminated Christmas bauble as an unmissable reminder that it is time to get festive!

Thinking of tackling something a little more modest? If you have a wooded area near your home, you could consider a simple display like this which gives the illusion of shooting stars in the night.

How about a small romantic seating area under the mistletoe on Christmas Eve?

These are just a few ideas to get your festive creativity flowing and making this year's light show a magical experience for all!

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