In Palm Desert, Calif., the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa displays an 8-foot-deep, 12-foot-wide, 11-foot-tall gingerbread version of the North Pole train station. Hilton Chicago boasts a more than six-foot-tall gingerbread hotel complete with city skyline and ice rink in the lobby through Dec. Executive chef Mario Garcia adds gingerbread replicas of the Aon Building, The Bean, CNA Building, John Hancock building, Prudential Plaza and Willis Tower to celebrate the hotel's 90th anniversary.In Branson, Mo., Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa & Convention Center displays a Candy and Cookie Village through Jan. The six structures, including a 5.5-foot-tall bell tower, comprise candy canes, cookies, Pop Tarts, jelly beans, licorice, malt balls, pretzels, graham crackers, candy bars, gummy bears and more.Visitors pass through a tunnel of holiday lights during the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden Festival of Lights on Nov. The festival is in its 35th year and displays 3 million lights throughout the facility.
Their lobbies and other public spaces look like highly curated winter wonderlands. Think large, intricately-decorated holiday trees and massive gingerbread houses. C., made with hundreds of pounds of candy, includes a 3.5-foot-tall Washington Monument, more monuments and row homes. Made from 1,300 pounds of spiced cookie dough and sugar, Santa's Tavern will serve seasonal cocktails and treats, and offer fun classes.
In National Harbor, Md., Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center displays Christmas on the Potomac through Jan. In Farmington, Pa., Nemacolin Woodlands Resort hosts The Gumdrop Toy Shoppe through Jan. Open to the public, the 12-foot-tall, 14-foot-long and 12-foot-deep creation is displayed in the resort's Chateau Lafayette lobby with vintage toys on display inside. Plus, guests can have their names engraved in icing by sponsoring a gingerbread brick with a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network.
16, 2017, as the British capital gears up for the festive season.
Since 1954 the lights of Regents Street have been brightening up one of London's most famous shopping streets.
Illuminated peace doves hang over Las Ramblas during the inauguration of this year's Christmas lights in Barcelona on Nov. The annual tradition of switching on Christmas lights in Barcelona took a special meaning with peace doves hanging over Las Ramblas in memory of the victims of the August terror attack on the famous boulevard.
The Palm House at Kew Gardens is illuminated with a light show during a preview for the Christmas at Kew event on Nov. This is the fifth year of the light festival at Kew and is the longest trail to date.
During the time, this composition became one of the musical symbols of Czech Christmas.
A Christmas tree made of colored coconut husks and coconut coir fiber is displayed on the roadside in front of a church in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Dec. Among the 21.2 million population of Sri Lanka according to the 2016 census, 6.1 percent Roman Catholic and 1.3 percent other Christians celebrate Christmas on 25 December.
Winter Garden resident Shari Albert, with her son Corey, 10, checkout the giant Menorah as members of the central Florida Jewish community and residents of Winter Garden gathered for the first-ever Menorah lighting ceremony in downtown Winter Garden on Dec.