Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland: Santa Claus meets with children at his office near Rovaniemi. Located in Lapland, Rovaniemi's Santa Claus Village amusement park is a snow-covered wonderland of reindeer rides, ice castles, snowmobiles and igloo hotels where Christmas holds sway 365 days a year.
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania: Sharing the same name as the birthplace of Jesus in the Bible, the Pennsylvania version of the city goes all out for the holiday. Pictured is a Christmas Eve vigil at the Central Moravian Church.
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Bath, England: This historic city -- known for its Jane Austen ties and ancient Roman baths -- knows how to make a splash with its Christmas market.
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San Fernando, Philippines: Home to the Giant Lantern Festival, the city is a visual wonderland at Christmas, such as this footbridge looking out over festive, illuminated decorations.
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Barcelona, Spain: Artists dressed as the Three Kings -- Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar -- arrive aboard a boat to Bogatell Beach in Barcelona on January 5, 2021, during Epiphany celebrations.
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New York City: The biggest city in the United States knows how to do Christmas right. Here's a view of the Rockefeller Plaza ice skating rink with the annual Christmas tree.
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Nairobi, Kenya: A group of Kenya acrobats entertains people on Christmas Day. Most offices in the majority Christian nation shut down days before Christmas and reopen after the New Year. Kenyans take a collective break to relish long conversations and buffets filled with traditional delicacies.
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Nuremberg, Germany: The second largest city in Bavaria, the crafts and goodies at Nuremberg's Christmas market are a big draw.
Bogotá, Colombia: The capital city is renowned for its lights, including this previous tunnel-like installation at Usaquen Park.