Christmas Around The World

Moon over Prague Christmas Market
Moon over Prague Christmas Market by Seb Duggan

I love Christmas time, don’t you? I know there is a lot of commercialization around it, which I don’t like but I can’t help myself feeling joy inside as I am surrounded by Christmas lights and even the December chill and wearing boots and coats and eating really deliciously and giving gifts. Ok, I admit I also enjoy receiving gifts. Oh and of course Christmas trees! There is something just so wonderful about having a real tree in your home.

I also like the feeling around Christmas, I feel like people exude a really joyful energy around town. 

Christmas is pretty widely celebrated around the world, and for me, Germany takes the take with their absolutely amazing Christmas markets. I’d love to go there during this time one day. But so many other places have some pretty extravagant Christmases too. See some below:

GERMANY

Weihnachtsmarkt Jena, 2007
Traditional Christmas market in Jena, Germany. by Rene Schwietzke
Cologne christmas market
Cologne Christmas Market by Simon Collison

MEXICO – Mexico City

Happy Christmas All
Zocalo, Mexico City by Gary Denness
Zocalo, Mexico City
Zocalo, Mexico City by noctambulator

USA – NYC

Winter market at Bryant Park (New York, NY)
Winter market at Bryant Park (New York, NY) by lukeredmond
Christmas Arch
Washington Square Park, NYC by Rich Mitchell

RUSSIA – Moscow

Moscow (December 2012)
Moscow (December 2012) by ozmark17
Red Square at Christmas
Red Square at Christmas by John Connell

UK – London

Christmas in London
Christmas in London by Ludovic Landry
London
London by Pug girl

Where are you spending Christmas this year? 

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15 thoughts on “Christmas Around The World

  1. Such a lovely post! I really do like Christmas in Germany as that is where I was born so we have kept some German traditions in our house. This year M will be coming to my family home to celebrate his first non-nepali Christmas! 🙂 Christmas really is a coming together of cultures all over the world 🙂

  2. Great collection of photos from around the world, Mani. It was lovely to see all the different decorations from different cities (and continents!) Happy holidays to you!

  3. Thanks for sharing great pictures putting me in the Christmas mood! 🙂 I am actually spending Christmas close to Santa this year, above the arctic circle! Can’t wait:)

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