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A dazzling array of fun brings extra sparkle to Europe as the year turns. From late November to early January, Christmas markets spring up across the continent. These temporary villages are bursting with atmosphere: music and the scent of Glühwein, cookies galore and hearty winter foods fill the air. Feast your eyes just as much with the array of handmade toys, clothing, decorative objects and more nestled in chalets beneath endless strings of fairy lights. LED technology has brought the light art installations brightening many streets and squares to a whole new level.

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