In pictures: Christmas 2017 from around the world

As the 'merry' time of the year approaches, we take a look at X'mas celebrations from across the globe

Colours of Christmas

A Christmassy view of Tromso, Norway. Image via @yngos/Instagram.

Moscow, all decked up!

The uber-cool, cosmopolitan Russian capital embraces all hues of Christmas festivities. Image via China Xinhua News.

Carnaby Carnival

Carnaby Street hosts the Carnaby Carnival, one of the main attractions in Central London.

Let there be light!

Old Bond Street, known for having for luxury shops, in Central London, is lit!

Christmas in California!

Union Square, San Francisco is all decked up for the holidays. Image via travelwonderphotography.

Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree!

Bath Abbey comes to life behind the beautiful Christmas tree in Somerset.

Shine on!

Christmas tree shines outside Wimbledon Tube station near South Wimbledon.