Myths and legends are turning Edinburgh's oldest building into a trove of dazzling lights and colours.
Jerusalem's Old City has been transformed for the annual Festival of Lights.
Now in its eleventh year, it's an eye-catching display of modern technology and ancient antiquity.
Hundreds of thousands of people joined the opening of the annual Seville Fair (Feria de Abril) this Sunday at midnight, marking the beginning of an entire week of dancing, drinking, eating, and socializing.
In one of the darkest months of the year, the 24-day Copenhagen Light Festival aims to brighten up the mood in the Danish capital.
China's northern city of Harbin opened its annual ice and snow festival on Saturday (January 5) with fireworks that lit up the skies over the icy wonderland.
Polar bears mingle with pandas and elephants in Paris light show
Winter in Japan means warm clothes, hot soup, and light shows. The illuminations are a holiday tradition which run until February.
The four-day event completely transforms the French city with dozens of dazzling displays dotted around the city.
Venice has been lit red to express solidarity with persecuted Christians, including Asia Bibi, and support religious freedom all over the world.
A massive light show and festive activities were held in downtown Dubai to celebrate the two-year countdown of the 2020 Expo Dubai Saturday night.
Local and foreign visitors gathered to celebrate the mid-autumn festival in Pinghsi, Taiwan, on Monday, releasing hundreds of flying lanterns that lit up the night sky.
The Portuguese resort town of Cascais hosted the seventh annual "Lumina" festival
The colonial centre of the Ecuadorean capital Quito is being transformed by the annual Fiesta de la Luz (Festival of Lights).
The United Arab Emirates celebrates the annual Sharjah Light Festival by illuminating the city's buildings.
Fifty-eight artists display their works for four days around the British capital.