Christmas cheer 2013

Lights, trees and holiday cheer from around the world.

Christmas cheer 1

Visitors look at penguins wearing Santa Claus and Christmas tree costumes during a promotional event for Christmas at an amusement park in Yongin, south of Seoul, December 18, 2013.

Christmas cheer 2

Helium-filled balloons suspend a Santa Claus figure riding a horse-drawn chariot made of balsa wood, created by artist Nasser Volant, near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, December 12, 2013.
REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Christmas cheer 3

Illuminated Christmas trees are seen in a holiday lights display at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, December 17, 2013.

Christmas cheer 4

A woman runs past Christmas illuminations at the Paradeplatz square in Zurich, December 19, 2013.
REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Christmas cheer 5

Christmas illuminations light the Bahnhofstrasse shopping street in Zurich, December 19, 2013.
REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

Christmas cheer 6

A 22-year-old, 11-meter tall fir tree is cut down in Burgundy, France, to be displayed at the Elysee Palace for the Christmas holiday season, November 21, 2013.
REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Christmas cheer 7

People walk past an illuminated boat, which is part of this year’s Christmas decorations, at Syntagma (Constitution) square in central Athens, December 11, 2013. The boat is the centerpiece of this year’s Christmas light-up, instead of the usual Christmas tree.
REUTERS/John Kolesidis

Christmas cheer 8

A woman and her son pose next to a man dressed as Santa Claus during a traditional Christmas walk known as “Posada” in San Joaquin de Flores, north of San Jose, December 7, 2013.
REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate

Christmas cheer 9

Teresa Treuheit, dressed as a gold-foiled Christ Child, recites the traditional prologue for the opening ceremony of Germany’s oldest Christkindlesmarkt (Christ Child Market) in Nuremberg, Germany, November 29, 2013.
REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Christmas cheer 10

Pakistani Christian boys decorate a Christmas tree on the roof of their house in Islamabad, December 16, 2013.
REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Christmas cheer 11

Christmas decorations are displayed at a stall in downtown San Salvador, Mexico, December 4, 2013.
REUTERS/Ulises Rodriguez