In December, Medellín-Colombia dresses with Christmas lights.

Around 18 million of LEDs are switched on this year for the traditional Christmas illumination of the second largest city of Colombia. Medellin is known for being one of the most developed cities of the country and its people are known by their friendliness and their love for their city.

In 2011, world known magazine “National Geographic” displays Medellin as one of the top 10 places in the world to see holiday lights. “This city pulses with new vitality and, during the balmy holidays, fantastic lights. Tree canopies drip with oversize ornament shapes; giant 3-D figures twirl along Medellin River and above a carnival-like sidewalk packed with food stalls.”

This year, the city celebrates the 45th anniversary of this special events and each year seems to become more dramatic than the year before. One thing is for certain, Medellin spares no expense when it comes to filling the city with Christmas lights and festive events every year. If you have ever wanted to visit the City of Eternal Spring, the month of December is an excellent choice as tourists and visitors come from around the globe to witness the sights and sounds of Christmas in Medellin, Colombia.

Pictures from the official website of the municipality of Medellin, Colombia.

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