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Holiday illuminations from the United States to Switzerland

It is the time of the year to enjoy the Christmas illuminations and visit festival of lights. Here are a few ideas where you could go if you are in the area:

 

Christmas Lights Village at the Stone Mountain Park in Georgia (USA) - copyright Stone Mountain Park

Christmas Lights Village at the Stone Mountain Park in Georgia (USA) – copyright Stone Mountain Park

UNITED STATES

 

Georgia

  • in Atlanta at the Centennial Olympic Park until January 27th, 2013 – Lights until 11:00 p.m.
  • in Stone Mountain at the park “A Stone Mountain Christmas” until January 1st – Daily from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. – Enjoy the parades, Christmas songs, illuminations and fireworks.
  • in Lake Lanier “Magical Nights of lights at Lake Lanier” until December 31st – Daily from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. It is the 20th time Lake Lanier is organizing the magical lights this year.
The Magical Nights of Lights - Credit Lake Lanier Islands Resort

The Magical Nights of Lights – Credit Lake Lanier Islands Resort

 

Pennsylvania

  • in Pittsburgh “Oglebay Winter festival of lights” daily until January 6th – It has been organised since 1985. It has a six mile drive of lights.

 

Great Falls

  • Drive around the city at night and stop by the Overlook park to watch the city lights or the bridge with blue lights on the 9th street. Wander through the streets downtown, where many people have decorated their home with gingerbread, candy canes, Santa Claus, deers, snowmen and much more.
A private home decorated with Christmas lights, Great Falls MT

A private home decorated with Christmas lights, Great Falls MT

 

CANADA

 

Niagara Falls

 

CAA Winter Festival of Lights © WFOL.com

CAA Winter Festival of Lights © WFOL.com

Toronto

  • Why not visiting the “Cavalcade of lights festival” until January 1st with music, ice skating and fireworks -Daily from 5:00 p.m to 2:00 a.m.

 

FRANCE

 

Paris

  • Enjoy the lights in the French capital from December 1st –  Where: the Champs-Elysées and 125 streets will be lit up and Christmas trees. Swarovski has a beautiful tree in the Galeries Lafayette, Boulevard Haussmann.
The Swarovski tree in the Galeries Lafayette, Boulevard Haussmann in Paris - copyright Michèle Laville

The Swarovski tree in the Galeries Lafayette, Boulevard Haussmann in Paris – copyright Michèle Laville

 

Lyon

  • Visit the annual Festival of Lights from Dec. 6th to 9th.

 

Strasbourg

  • The Alsatian city is the Christmas capital with so many lights everywhere you look. Daily until December 31st.

 

Strasbourg Capitale de Noel - credit Vivamost

Strasbourg Capitale de Noel – credit Vivamost

SWITZERLAND

Bern

  • “Rendezvous Bundesplatz Lightshow” daily until December 27th. It was very popular last year with more than 330`000 visitors. Shows at 7:00 p.m. & 8:30 p.m.

 

Check out my video about the Magical Nights of Lights at Lake Lanier

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  1. Dino

    We hope to see you in Niagara Falls, Canada for North America’s foremost winter illumination festival! For further details visit WFOL.com.

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