With a bit more than a week left until Christmas, illuminated displays, parades, and colorful markets are lighting up the night. From the Americas to Europe, Asia, and elsewhere, gathered below is a collection of holiday cheer and light wrapped up in 28 photographs.
Christmas lights and ornaments are viewed outside a home in the Dyker Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City on December 19, 2022.
A group of people enjoy a Christmas light display at Monserrate Hill in Bogotá, Colombia, on December 18, 2022.
People visit a Christmas light show in Makati, a city in Metro Manila, Philippines, on December 13, 2022.
Motorcycle fans dressed as Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus ride near Charlottenburg Palace during the 25th annual “Santa Claus On Road” bike tour to deliver gifts to the needy in Berlin, on December 10, 2022.
The interior of Salisbury Cathedral is illuminated by candles during the annual “darkness to light” Advent procession on November 25, 2022, in Salisbury, England.
A woman walks past an artificial aurora-borealis light show, displayed as part of the Christmas festivities at a theme park in Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia, on December 8, 2022.
Christmas illuminations light up Málaga’s city center, in Andalusia, southern Spain, on November 27, 2022.
Christmas lights and ornaments are viewed outside a home in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, on December 6, 2022.
A pedestrian walks past Christmas decorations near the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, in central Moscow, on December 13, 2022.
Tommy Liberto, a.k.a. Mr. Christmas Tree, visiting from Bel Air, Maryland, walks near Radio City Music Hall on December 14, 2022, in New York City.
Lights illuminate the traditional Christmas Market with a merry-go-round, in Frankfurt, Germany, on November 21, 2022.
Susan Sawe, a vocalist at the Nairobi Philharmonic Orchestra, performs Christmas carols at the Galleria shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, on December 11, 2022.
People walk around holiday-decoration exhibits during the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Lightscape event in New York City on November 16, 2022.
Decorated boats line up on the Potomac River for the annual Boat Parade of Lights on December 3, 2022, in Alexandria, Virginia.
A woman has her photograph taken with illuminated trees in Tokyo on December 4, 2022.
People watch from a nearby hotel as the Christmas lights at the Country Club Plaza shopping district are switched on amid fireworks on November 24, 2022, in Kansas City, Missouri.
Children pose on a light installation at a Christmas fair in Bucharest, Romania, on November 25, 2022.
A man dressed as Santa Claus lights a Christmas tree on City Hall Square in Copenhagen, Denmark, on November 27, 2022.
People attend a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony on Aristotelous Square, in Thessaloniki, Greece, on December 7, 2022.
An Ethiopian woman and her child visit the Church of the Nativity, traditionally believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, on December 3, 2022.
Christmas lights and ornaments are seen outside a home in Brooklyn on December 6, 2022.
Members of the public walk through decorated streets on December 13, 2022, in Košice, Slovakia.
The Christmas tree is lit at Rockefeller Center in Manhattan, New York City, on November 30, 2022.
A man is silhouetted against Christmas lights reflected off a pond as he visits a park in Lenexa, Kansas, on December 4, 2022.
People gather during a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in Byblos, Lebanon, on December 8, 2022.
Members of the public move through the “Digital Christmas Forest” at the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney, Australia, on December 9, 2022.
People walk in front of traditional Christmas lights in Medellín, Colombia, on December 8, 2022.
People look up at a Christmas tree at the Lightopia Festival at Crystal Palace Park, in London, on November 17, 2022.