12/28/2012 02:21 pm ET Updated Feb 27, 2013

Architizer Blog » Top 10: Architecture That Will Light Up Your Life

What would Christmas be without lights? The shining-star tree topper, the twinkling icicle fixtures, the glow-in-the-dark plastic Nativity scenes. Come to think of it, a little illumination makes everything better: parties, romantic dinners, even buildings. Yup, we're suckers for glow-in-the-dark, lit-up facades -- especially now during the winter months, when the days are short and the nights long. So to get even further into the holiday spirit, we've collected some pretty sparkling examples of illuminated architecture. Click through to see our 10 picks, and make sure you share your favorites in the comments section below!