All aglow for Yuletide: Christmas light-ups around the world

A Monster show is presented in a christmas animated shop window of the Galeries Lafayette department store on Nov 5, 2014, in Paris. -- PHOTO: AFP
A Monster show is presented in a christmas animated shop window of the Galeries Lafayette department store on Nov 5, 2014, in Paris. -- PHOTO: AFP
A giant Christmas tree installed upside down in the middle of the Galeries Lafayette department store in Paris ahead of the holiday season in the French capital on Nov 6, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
A giant Christmas tree installed upside down in the middle of the Galeries Lafayette department store in Paris ahead of the holiday season in the French capital on Nov 6, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
A woman posing for pictures in front of Christmas decorations outside Tokyo Dome in Tokyo on Nov 7, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
A woman posing for pictures in front of Christmas decorations outside Tokyo Dome in Tokyo on Nov 7, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Children looking at a Christmas decoration outside Tokyo Dome in Tokyo on Nov 7, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Children looking at a Christmas decoration outside Tokyo Dome in Tokyo on Nov 7, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
A girl looking at Christmas decorations outside Tokyo Dome in Tokyo on Nov 7, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
A girl looking at Christmas decorations outside Tokyo Dome in Tokyo on Nov 7, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Jerry Hall, former US model, poses as she inaugurates the Christmas tree of the Galeries Lafayette department store on Nov 05, 2014, in Paris. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Jerry Hall, former US model, poses as she inaugurates the Christmas tree of the Galeries Lafayette department store on Nov 05, 2014, in Paris. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Singer Cheryl Fernandez-Versini reacts after switching on the Oxford Street Christmas Lights in London on Nov 6, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Singer Cheryl Fernandez-Versini reacts after switching on the Oxford Street Christmas Lights in London on Nov 6, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Rockefeller Center's Christmas tree, an 85-foot Norway spruce from central Pennsylvania is hoisted onto a platform on Nov 7, 2014, in New York City. -- PHOTO: AFP
Rockefeller Center's Christmas tree, an 85-foot Norway spruce from central Pennsylvania is hoisted onto a platform on Nov 7, 2014, in New York City. -- PHOTO: AFP
Workers secure an 85-foot-tall Norway Spruce from Hemlock Township, Pennsylvania into position as the 2014 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York on Nov 7, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Workers secure an 85-foot-tall Norway Spruce from Hemlock Township, Pennsylvania into position as the 2014 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York on Nov 7, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Oxford Street is all aglow after singer Cheryl Fernandez-Versini switched on the Oxford Street Christmas Lights in London on Nov 6, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Oxford Street is all aglow after singer Cheryl Fernandez-Versini switched on the Oxford Street Christmas Lights in London on Nov 6, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

Singapore's Orchard Road lights up this weekend in celebration of the Yuletide. Dressing up the streets with glittering illumination has become a Christmas tradition all over the world. From London to Tokyo, cities around the world sparkle in a sea of lights and festive decorations.

LONDON

Oxford Street is illuminated after singer Cheryl Fernandez-Versini switched on the Oxford Street Christmas Lights in London on Nov 6, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

BERLIN

A Christmas tree for the upcoming Christmas market is seen on Gendarmenmarkt square, Berlin, on Nov 12, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

TOKYO

A couple walks near a Christmas illumination at Yomiuri Land amusement park in Tokyo on Nov 8, 2014.The park uses three millions LED lights for its Christmas light-up. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

A security worker walks around a Christmas illumination at Yomiuri Land amusement park in Tokyo on Nov 8, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

A child walks on a Christmas illumination at Yomiuri Land amusement park in Tokyo on Nov 8, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

A kid touches a Christmas illumination at Yomiuri Land amusement park in Tokyo on Nov 8, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

Christmas decorations outside Tokyo Dome in Tokyo on Nov 7, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK

Workers hoisting an 85-foot-tall Norway Spruce into position as the 2014 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York on Nov 7, 2014.The tree, donated by Dan Sigafoos and Rachel Drosdick-Sigafoos, is approximately 90 years old and weighs approximately 13 tons. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

PARIS

A giant Christmas tree installed upside down in the middle of the Galeries Lafayette department store in Paris ahead of the holiday season in the French capital, on Nov 6, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

A Monster show in the Christmas animated shop window of the Galeries Lafayette department store, on Nov 5, 2014, in Paris. -- PHOTO: AFP