Light captures the human imagination, be it a simple collection of candlelit or massive eye-dazzling electric lights, we all come up with different imagination and a bit of dazzling when we see an amazing light. This comes true mostly during festive seasons like Christmas holidays when cities around the world light up their street to showcase the spectacular artistry and attract visitors from other parts of the world. Here are the five top amazing light shows from around the world that you can visit:
1. Kobe Luminaire in Japan
Every year 3 to 5 million people from all over the world visit Kobe city in Japan to witness the Kobe Luminaire. The environmental friendly lighting of Kobe city uses biomass energy to illuminate Kobe city for two weeks each December. During the two weeks, all major streets are closed for at least two hours per day allowing visitors to enjoy the sensational event. The frantic event began in 1995 after the Italian government donated over 200 thousand lights to help the city recover from an earthquake which caused massive destruction of property and left more than six thousand people dead. Since then the lighting has become a symbol of hope for the city.
2. Miracle on 34th Street, Baltimore, United States
The story of miracle on 34th street in Baltimore began in 1935 after the release of Miracle on 34th Street, a Christmas movie that is one of all times best festive movies. The movie motivated millions of Baltimore residents to do something to be in a festive mood. Volunteers joined hands to make a difference in the street by decorating their homes with different arrays of Christmas lights. This has been the tradition since then attracting even a million visitors on a single night to see the Christmas lights and trees as well as other Disney characters and thrilling Santa personalities.
3. Rockefeller Center in New York City
Each year New York attracts millions of visitors and the numbers increase drastically during Festive season. Located right in the heart of the New York City, the Rockefeller Center is commonly known for ice rink although you may have to queue for long especially during Christmas holidays so as to have a feel of the ice. The good thing is its location that allows you to walk around New York and see thousands of lights that usher in the festive season. The tree lighting event is aired live on TV making millions of viewers glued to their screens to watch the amazing lighting up of the Christmas tree which can go as 94 feet high.
4. Aurora Borealis
While a majority of lights are man-made, Aurora Borealis shows that natures can offer one of the best spectacular light that we can imitate. Most of these green lights are fully visible on latitudes of between 65 and 72. However, there are a lot of places where to can get an incredible aspect of these natural phenomena. In the United States Alaska offers you the best bet to see the Aurora Borealis. The northern lights are also available in different parts of Europe, for example, northern Scotland. Although the northern Island is the best place to go because of less pollution, the northern highlands also offer a good view of Aurora Borealis on a clear night. Sky-watchers can also view the light in Nellim, a town in Finland.
5. Ayala Triangle Gardens, Manila, Philippines
Every year Manilla welcomes millions to its colorful festival of light in Makati. The amazing event has become a tradition, it features haze machines and different laser light which bring memorable memories to visitors. Year in year out thousands to visitors from all over the world turn up to enjoy the experience.