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12/23/2015 02:55 pm ET Updated Dec 23, 2016

16 Beautiful Photos That Capture The Christmas Spirit In Latin America

These displays are deLIGHTful!

Christmas is a time to be merry and bright! This is especially true in Latin America.

Every year around the holidays, cities and towns across Latin America are decked with beautiful lights, over-the-top firework displays and colorful decorations. Though each place adds their own unique flare to their holiday display, one thing holds true across the board: they’re all absolutely gorgeous. See for yourself!

Here 16 photos of holiday lights and decorations taken in Latin America in recent years. 

  • Mexico City, Mexico
    People are seen near a Christmas tree and buildings around the Zócalo as part of Christmas celebrations in Mexico City
    Henry Romero / Reuters
    People are seen near a Christmas tree and buildings around the Zócalo as part of Christmas celebrations in Mexico City, Mexico, on December 22, 2016.
  • São Paulo, Brazil
    An illuminated bus drives along the streets of the old center of São Paulo on December 21, 2016.
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    An illuminated bus drives along the streets of the old center of São Paulo on December 21, 2016.
  • Medellín, Colombia
    A woman looks at a Christmas light display in Medellín, Colombia, on December 16, 2016.
    RAUL ARBOLEDA / AFP / Getty Images
    A woman looks at a Christmas light display in Medellín, Colombia, on December 16, 2016.
  • Machala, Ecuador
    People pose in front of an illuminated Christmas tree in a park in Machala, Ecuador, on December 14, 2016.
    Guillermo Granja / Reuters
    People pose in front of an illuminated Christmas tree in a park in Machala, Ecuador, on December 14, 2016.
  • Guadalajara, Mexico
    People enjoy a Christmas light display in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 12, 2016.
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    People enjoy a Christmas light display in Guadalajara, Mexico, on December 12, 2016.
  • Remedios, Cuba
    Cubans celebrate Las Parrandas de Remedios on December 24, 2015.
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    Cubans celebrate Las Parrandas de Remedios on December 24, 2015.
  • Bogotá, Colombia
    People walk along a park that has been illuminated for Christmas in Bogotá on December 17, 2015.
    DIANA SANCHEZ / AFP / Getty Images
    People walk along a park that has been illuminated for Christmas in Bogotá on December 17, 2015.
  • Managua, Nicaragua
    A colorful Christmas tree stands in Managua, Nicaragua, December 14, 2015.
    Oswaldo Rivas / Reuters
    A colorful Christmas tree stands in Managua, Nicaragua, December 14, 2015.
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Fireworks explode around Rio's Christmas tree during its lighting ceremony at Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon in Rio de Janeiro, Br
    Sergio Moraes / Reuters
    Fireworks explode around Rio's Christmas tree during its lighting ceremony at Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on December 12, 2015.
  • Lima, Peru
    Christmas decorations are seen in front of the Cathedral of Lima on December 7, 2015.
    Mariana Bazo / Reuters
    Christmas decorations are seen in front of the Cathedral of Lima on December 7, 2015.
  • Guatemala City, Guatemala
    Fireworks light up the sky at the unveiling ceremony for a Christmas tree in Guatemala City on November 14, 2015.
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    Fireworks light up the sky at the unveiling ceremony for a Christmas tree in Guatemala City on November 14, 2015.
  • San Salvador, El Salvador
    Passers-by walk next to a Christmas tree in front of the National Palace at the historic center of San Salvador on December 1
    Marvin Recinos/AFP/Getty
    Passers-by walk next to a Christmas tree in front of the National Palace at the historic center of San Salvador on December 18, 2014.
  • Asunción, Paraguay
    An eco-friendly Christmas tree is set up in front of the presidential palace in Asunción on December 22, 2013.
    NORBERTO DUARTE/AFP/Getty Images
    An eco-friendly Christmas tree is set up in front of the presidential palace in Asunción on December 22, 2013.
  • La Paz, Bolvia
    People enjoy the eco-friendly Christmas tree set-up at the Basilica of San Francisco in La Paz on December 18, 2013.
    Jorge Bernal/AFP/Getty Images
    People enjoy the eco-friendly Christmas tree set-up at the Basilica of San Francisco in La Paz on December 18, 2013.
  • San José, Costa Rica
    People watch fireworks explode around the Children's Museum in San José on December 5, 2012.
    Juan Carlos Ulate / Reuters
    People watch fireworks explode around the Children's Museum in San José on December 5, 2012.
  • Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
    Christmas decorations are seen in Santo Domingo on December 20, 2011.
    Photo credit should read ERIKA SANTELICES / AFP / Getty Images
    Christmas decorations are seen in Santo Domingo on December 20, 2011.

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