RELIGION
12/14/2010 08:46 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

25 Christmas Light Displays from Around the Globe (PHOTOS)

The display of colored lights in honor of Christmas is one of the most visible holiday traditions in the United States and in many other countries around the world.

A modern evolution of the centuries old tradition of decorating Christmas trees with candles, today's Christmas lighting displays take on an endless variety of style, scale, and taste. Many local governments, businesses and religious organizations sponsor public lighting displays in order to promote enthusiasm for the holiday season.

From the hopelessly tacky to the marvelously inspirational, Huffpost Religion has collected a sampling of spectacular Christmas lights for your enjoyment. Be sure to tell us which ones are your favorite!

25 Christmas Light Displays From Around the Globe