Each year, around the holidays, every city dresses itself in light to celebrate the Holiday Season. Some people might tell you how beautiful are the European capitals in summer, but I say to you that you haven’t seen nothing if you haven’t visited them at Christmas time. The old mixed in with the modern decorations and architecture, brings out the hidden beauty of these historical cities and helps us to find the holiday spirit in our hearts.

The Christmas markets full of hand-made ornaments and sweets, the traditional festive atmosphere and the Christmas carols  make the experience unforgettable no matter what language people speak around you. Each capital has its unique way of celebrating the winter holidays but one tradition in particular is most enthusiastically awaited: the lighting of the Christmas tree and the decorative city lights.

So here is a sneak peek of what you could expect if you should visit one of these beautiful cities :

London

Berlin

Vienna

Budapest

Tokyo

Bucharest

Stockholm

Paris

Brussels

Featured image ell brown from on Flickr.