With Christmas just a few days away, the festive season has definitely arrived.
From Vienna to Mexico, different manifestations of the season are in full display.
Even typhoon-hit Tacloban in the Philippines is not immune, with the mostly-Catholic country showing its resilience despite the adversity.
Take a look at photos of Christmas cheer around the world here.
Illuminated Christmas trees are seen in a holiday lights display at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, December 17, 2013.
Helium-filled balloons suspend a Santa Claus figure riding a horse-drawn chariot made of balsa wood, created by artist Nasser Volant, near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, December 12, 2013.
Penguins are wearing Santa Claus and Christmas tree costumes during a promotional event for Christmas at an amusement park in Yongin, south of Seoul, December 18, 2013.
The Kaerntnerstrasse shopping street is illuminated in Vienna, December 19, 2013.
Children survivors of super Typhoon Haiyan show off teddy bears which they received during a Christmas gift-giving activity in Tacloban city, central Philippines, December 20, 2013.
A woman runs past Christmas illuminations at the Paradeplatz square in Zurich, December 19, 2013.
Pakistani Christian boys decorate a Christmas tree on the roof of their house in Islamabad, December 16, 2013.
Christmas illuminations light the Bahnhofstrasse shopping street in Zurich, December 19, 2013.
Tourists from Japan look at Christmas decorations on a stall at the opening day of Germany's oldest Christkindlesmarkt (Christ Child Market) in Nuremberg, Germany, November 29, 2013.
A woman takes a picture of herself with part of the Christmas illumination of the main shopping mall Kurfuerstendamm boulevard in Berlin, December 1, 2013.
People take part in a traditional Christmas walk known as "Posada" in San Joaquin de Flores, north of San Jose, December 7, 2013. The event consists of touring homes decorated with Christmas lights and stalls selling traditional Costa Rican food.
A Christmas star hangs from a damaged local village hall overlooking the ruins of houses in Tacloban city in central Philippines, December 17, 2013.
People sit inside a giant Christmas ball as part of Christmas holiday season decorations in Nice, France, December 5, 2013.
US first lady Michelle Obama meets with the children of US military service members at the unveiling of the Christmas decorations at the White House in Washington, December 4, 2013.
A 22-year-old, 11-meter tall fir tree is cut down in Burgundy, France, to be displayed at the Elysee Palace for the Christmas holiday season, November 21, 2013.
People walk past an illuminated boat, which is part of this year's Christmas decorations, at Syntagma (Constitution) square in central Athens, December 11, 2013.
A girl walks past a stall selling Christmas decorations in downtown San Salvador, Mexico, December 4, 2013.
A woman and her son pose next to a man dressed as Santa Claus during a traditional Christmas walk known as "Posada" in San Joaquin de Flores, north of San Jose, December 7, 2013.
People skate on a rink set up for Christmas activities at Lower Manhattan in New York, December 7, 2013.
A stand in an advent market is pictured in Vienna, November 25, 2013.
People visit a Christmas market in downtown Budapest, December 11, 2013.
Teresa Treuheit, dressed as a gold-foiled Christ Child, recites the traditional prologue for the opening ceremony of Germany's oldest Christkindlesmarkt (Christ Child Market) in Nuremberg, Germany, November 29, 2013.
Christmas decorations are displayed at a stall in downtown San Salvador, Mexico, December 4, 2013.
Traffic moves along under the Oxford Street Christmas lights after they were switched on in central London, November 12, 2013.
A worker is reflected in the mirrored sculpture "Cloud Gate," also commonly known as "The Bean," as he sprinkles de-icing salt around the bean-shaped sculpture in Chicago, December 16, 2013.