Since we are now only a few weeks away from Christmas, we decided it was time you got inspired and saw some truly amazing Christmas tree lights from around the world. Take note that most of them are not strictly for the trees themselves. They adorn houses, avenues, benches and even the sky itself. What all of them do, irrespective of shape and/or location, is add a touch of magic and holiday cheer to the space which they decorate.
1. Christmas Light House, UK
This incredibly complex design of Christmas tree lights was put up three years ago, in 2008. The colorful display graces a street in Haughton, which, for eleven months of the year is just your run-of-the-mill British village in Staffordshire, England. In December, however, the entire place is transformed with Christmas lights, which are put up for charity.
2. Madrid Christmas Lights
Snapped in 2008, this awesome ensemble of Christmas tree lights was put up to adorn the streets of major Spanish city Madrid. There are all sorts of lights up on display, from designs which look like leaves floating in the air, to delicate snow-drop like patterns. Some of the most impressive lights featured here are the branches on the main avenue, in front of an entire wall of dancing lights.
3. Seoul Christmas Lights
Leave it up to the South Koreans to teach the rest of the world about opulence and the festive spirit. The Christmas tree lights set up they put up in 2005 heavily draws from the country’s rich culture and historic heritage. While a modern city by all standards, Seoul welcomed the 2005 winter holidays all decked out in arabesques which reminded one of the Korean emperors of yore.
4. Regent Street, London, Christmas Lights
In direct opposition to the fastidious luxury of the Koreans, Londoners, and Brits in general seem to be all about simplicity and a modernist, abstract spirit. This ethos was perfectly illustrated by the Christmas tree lights floating above Regent Street, one of London’s main thoroughfares, in the winter of 2008. The design is reminiscent of the shapes of stars, outstretched overhead and sparkling up the sky for the passers-by.
5. Overboard Christmas Lights
With the exact source, date and location unknown, this picture has been making its rounds on the Internet since as early as 2009, with the caption “You Think Your Neighbors are Annoying…” While it surely must be a nuisance to live close to this much artificial light, the effort certainly is impressive. Most other whole-house Christmas tree lights set ups use many pre-built pieces shaped as trees, reindeer or elves. This one, though, is just dot after dot after dot of colorful Christmas cheer, carefully arranged by a human hand, so as to best cover the entire surface of the home.
6. Park Christmas Lights
The trees may not be your regular Christmas fir tree, but this display of Christmas tree lights in a park somewhere out there certainly achieves its goal of making one feel cheerful. There are so many colors in this image it looks like a genuine Christmas rainbow. The way those colors are reflected by the shimmering pavement further helps with making the picture look like an ideal winter cityscape.
7. Arched Home Christmas Lights
The piece de resistence that literally makes this design resides in the blue arches at the forefront. The rest is no piece of cake, either—there is light everywhere, in the trees, in the snow, on the roof. It would probably not be highly unlikely that this design, like the Great Wall of China, can be seen from outer space.
8. Beijing Christmas Tree Lights
While China is not a traditionally Christian country, nor is it a democratic, capitalist society, this does not prevent the Chinese from adorning their cities in true Christmas spirit. This particularly impressive LED-only Christmas tree was put up in front of an office building in Beijing in 2008.
9. Warsaw Old Town Christmas Lights
While they may not be as technologically impressive as some of the intricate designs featured in the other pictures, the 2008 Christmas tree lights which adorn Warsaw’s Old Town have something magical about them. It probably has a lot to do with the way they light up the old colorful buildings and shops around the square, as well as with the fountain of light in the middle of the square. It truly looks like a picture from a fairytale.
10. Champs Elysees Christmas Lights
They don’t call Paris the City of Light for no reasons, and this particular picture, snapped in 2008, explains exactly why this is so. All the trees in this image are Christmas trees, be they fir trees or not. The gigantic circular star shape at the end of one of the world’s most famous avenues is yet another proof that celebrations are nowhere nearly as festive if they are not bathed in light.