Christmas Around the World

Munich, Germany
Chinesischer Turm, Englischer Garten, Munich

So Christmas finally arrived, and I hope all of you are enjoying this day with your loved ones, anywhere in the world. At the beginning of the month I launched a Christmas Photo Contest here on the blog, where anyone could send me a photo of the cities they live in or recently visited, decorated for Christmas.

Today is time to reveal the winners, the top 10 photos I received throughout the month, and at the same time, get the feeling of how celebrating this time of year around the world is. Let’s get going:

10. Kanagawa, greater Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, JapanChristmas lights at Sagamiko Resort Pleasure Forest, near Tokyo.

Photo taken by Susan from the blog Susan Dalzell


9. Santiago, Chile

Santiago, ChileChristmas tree.

Photo by Marcella from the blog What a Wonderful World


 8. Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg, GermanySt. Lorenz Cathedral.

Photo by Elizabeth from the blog Dutch Dutch Goose


 7. Shanghai, China

Shanghai, ChinaA market selling Christmas decorations.

Photo by Christine Marote from the blog China na Minha Vida


 6. Cologne, Germany

Cologne, GermanyCologne Cathedral and Christmas Tree

Photo by Becky from the blog Live Laugh Leipzig


 5. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaA Christmas tree between Kuala Lumpur’s buildings.

Photo by Kathleen from the blog Kat Pegi Mana


4. Munich, Germany

Marienplatz, MunichThe Neues Rathaus at Marienplatz.

Photo by Camilian from the blog Destino Munique


3. Curitiba, Brazil

Curitiba, BrazilPalácio Avenida building.

Photo by Juliana from the blog Juju no Mundo


 2. Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana, SloveniaChristmas lights street decoration.

Photo by Isabel from the blog The Sunny Side of This.


 1. Copenhagen, Denmark

Tivoli Gardens, CopenhagenThe pretty Tivoli Gardens.

The winner! Incredible photo taken by Lisa from the blog Travel Loving Family.


 Thank you to all participants and congratulations to the top 10! I will soon be in touch to send your gifts.

Merry Christmas everyone, thank you all for the support throughout the year!


*A special thanks to the teams of GPSmyCity and Trip Rider apps for providing some cool Christmas gifts for the contest winners.

About Allane

A Brazilian living in Germany. Married to W. mommy to a baby girl and a Golden Retriever. Traveler, writer, aspiring photographer, diver, wine appreciator, Formula 1 fan, avid reader of historical and young adult fictions books. City girl, nature lover, believer of a better world, one little change at a time.

  • Kathleen (Kat)

    Thank you Allane! This is a great Christmas gift 🙂 Wishing you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year…

    • Congratulations dear. I loved your photo!
      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too.
      Soon I will send you the gifts 😀

  • Sha

    Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you and hubby… Hope you have a good celebration!! 🙂

    • Thaaaank you dear!
      I don’t think you celebrate it, but either way, Merry Christmas from this side of the world!
      I hope all is fine with you!

  • Gin

    Merry xmas to you too !

  • Wow thanks so much Allane. Wish you a fantastic 2016, you successful travel blogger you!

  • Thank you dear, you too!

  • Thank you dear! And congrats again 🙂
    I hope you also had a lovely Christmas and wish you a Happy New Year!!

  • My pleasure! Thank you for joining 😀

  • Ohh noo! I’m sorry. I would have loved to see some Christmas photos from Miami and Houston!!
    I didn’t receive any photo from the US 🙁
    Happy New Year!