The Magic of Christmas

Those of you who know me personally know that I love Christmas. And one of my favourite things about Christmas are the lights. This Sunday my Singaporean friend Ivy and I experienced the magic of Christmas as the traditional Christmas lights on the Aleksanteri Street in Helsinki were turned on. The design has stayed almost the same since 1949.


Have you had a chance to observe the Christmas season being welcomed to your city? Let me know in the comments below.


18 thoughts on “The Magic of Christmas

  1. These lights remind me of the wonderful cold winter days I spent in Helsinki almost two years ago. They add such a warm glow to the snowy streets, especially on those short, dark days. I loved visiting your cozy city!

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    1. Thank you, I hope you will be back 🙂 Unfortunately all our snow has now melted, so we are very thankful for all the Christmas lights! It would be nice to have a white Christmas though.

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  2. Ooh Singapore and Malaysia know how to do Christmas decorations! It’s never so full-on over here. Even when I was a child in the 80s it was amazing. I remember visiting hotels with my mom to look at what they had put out (and have high tea in the process heheh).

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  3. I’ve just spent a weekend in London at the start of their Christmas festivities. I also love the Christmas lights and the little wooden huts on the market with their twinkling lights! Our small town is switching on its lights next weekend so we will go and sing carols around the big tree. Christmas is so magical!

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    1. Ooh singing carols around the Christmas tree sounds so lovely! I can’t get enough of Christmas this time of year. But it’s funny, after the 26th I start getting anxious to put everything away in order to welcome the new year 😅

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    1. Oooh Copenhagen is so great for Christmas, lucky you! 😊 I visited the Tivoli once in late Fall- you’re absolutely right, with all the lights, its gorgeous 💕


  4. Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year! But as a true American, I am finding it difficult to be in Europe as the festivities are starting rather early in my opinion… it’s not even Thanksgiving yet! 😀 Luckily Thanksgiving is this Thursday so after that I can be 100% in the Christmas spirit!

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    1. It’s never too early for Christmas! November is such a dark time here that we need something to lift our spirits. But I do understand you Caroline as you have Halloween and Thanksgiving to look forward to first 😊

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