Tbilisi Christmas lights among world’s best, says CNN

  • This photo of Rustaveli Ave in Georgia's capital was selected for CNN's Christmas illumination highlights from around the world.
Agenda.ge, 25 Dec 2015 - 18:20, Tbilisi,Georgia

The Christmas lights in Georgia's capital Tbilisi are among the best in the world, says leading news agency CNN.

The United States-based television network named Tbilisi’s lights among the best festive lights in the world in a piece world festive season celebrations.

The online CNN piece listed 16 images from 14 countries and featured New Year and Christmas trees, illuminated monuments and buildings as well as decorated streets in a display of "how we light up the holidays".

Tbilisi was named on the unranked list among locations in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Germany.

The illuminated Rustaveli Ave in Tbilisi. Photo by N. Alavidze/Agenda.ge.

Georgia's capital city goes all ethereal with a Christmas light show that makes rush hour a lot more interesting," said the CNN article.

Lights and decorations were turned on in Tbilisi on December 15. The main New Year and Christmas Tree on Freedom Square was illuminated on December 19.

See CNN's picks for the world’s best festive season lights here.