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Watch This High-Def TimeLapse Video to Experience London's Breathtaking Christmas Lights! 

Whether you live in a big city or just visit one from time to time, we're sure you'll agree that watching twinkling Christmas lights above a bustling urban street is a wonderful pastime of the holiday season. And some cities, like London, really go all out around Christmastime. 

Lucky for those of us who don't live anywhere near London, a man named Mattia Bicchi uploaded some incredible TimeLapse footage of the city's gorgeous Christmas lights last year. Here's what Mattia had to say about his video project: 

"After four years from my last Xmas TimeLapse of London, I thought that it would be great to make another Short TimeLapse & Hyperlapse Film about the amazing atmosphere and decorations that makes London such a great city to visit during Christmas time. 

Putting the whole video together took me roughly a month while I shot the beautiful and well known Christmas lights at Oxford and Regent Street, Trafalgar Square and the astonishing Covent Garden. During this time I also had the opportunity to film the light up of the 18,000 lights at the Churchill Arms Pub in Kensington and the last SuperMoon of the year." 

See the breathtaking footage below!

Top 10 Things to do in New York City for Christmas 

The Christmas season is in fully swing, and where better to get into the holiday spirit than New York City? Between the countless Christmas markets, the Rockefeller Center Tree, and the Radio City Rockettes, there is something for everyone - even those Scrooges with the coldest of hearts! We've complied a list of what we consider are the top 10 things to do in New York City this Christmas. Let us know which ones you've done and which is your favorite! Happy Holidays!

1. New York Botanical Garden
The Holiday Train show at the New York Botanical Garden attracts thousands of visitors each year. More information here.

2. Radio City Christmas Spectacular
See the Rockettes dazzle you with their choreographed musical numbers and incredibly clean dancing! Tickets here.

3. New York City Ballet's Nutcracker
The Nutcracker is a huge tradition for families all over the country. Come and see the most dazzling production of this famous Ballet at Lincoln Center! Tickets here.


4. Bryant Park Christmas Market​
This amazing Christmas market has something for everyone! More information here.

5. Union Square Christmas Market
The Union Square Christmas market is one of the largest in New York City and attracts hundreds of people daily! More information here.

6. Ice Skating in Rockefeller Center
A famous Christmas tradition for New Yorkers and tourists alike! More information here.

7. Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
Beginning December 2nd, this tree will be lit up and attracting thousands of visitors daily! More information here.

8. Macy's Christmas SantaLand
Come meet Santa and all of his elves at Macy's this Christmas! More information here.

9. Holiday Lights Motor Coach Sightseeing Tour
See New York City's most dazzling Christmas light displays! More information here.

10. Sledding in Central Park
If the city gets one good sheet of snow, Central Park has the best sledding in all of the city! More information here


Which of these have you done? Which is your favorite? Let us know!


 

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