The holidays can be a whirlwind of emotions. From the love you feel when surrounded by friends and family to the stress of traveling home for the holidays – but when you look upon the twinkling lights, bows and trees that define the season, a sense of peace, tenderness and gratitude sets in.
All around the world, cities put up elaborate Christmas trees, fanciful lights, and decorate buildings and public spaces in the name of the holiday spirit. From the iconic Christmas tree display at Rockefeller Center in New York to the holiday decorations at Disney World in Orlando and the Christmas villages of Germany, locales worldwide love to celebrate the season.
Get into the spirit with these iconic images of holiday decorations in major U.S. cities and other destinations around the world.
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