VANCOUVER, BC - DECEMBER 17: Stanley Park is seen illuminated during the 'Bright Lights Stanley Park' display on December 17, 2012 in Vancouver, Canada. Over one millions lights are strung up in the forest for the annual Christmas event run through the festive season ending on January 1st, 2013. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Christmas lights around the world
As Christmas draws near for the millions who celebrate it, people around the world are decorating their homes with dazzling light displays.