Christmas around the world 2022

The holiday season, for most people, is all about togetherness and good cheer with the ones you hold dearest to your heart – and around the world, festive celebrations are lighting up churches, homes, communities and more. From arctic plunges to popping bottles, take a look at holiday wonder leading into Christmas Day 2022 in all corners of the world.

Brian Dickie, dressed as Santa Claus, rides his bike through the wintery streets of Carleton Place, Ontario, Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022. A major winter storm system continues to affect eastern Ontario. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

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Dana Sukontarak

Dana Sukontarak is a Digital Writer/Editor for She loves haiku poetry, short sci-fi stories and word games. She grew up in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and currently lives in Silver Spring.

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