I’m nominating the city of Florence, Italy for the most imaginative use of Christmas lights. Last year the south end of Via Tornabuoni was lined with illuminated olive trees. Each tree was encircled with a wire cage and covered with sheer white fabric and lit from below. The effect was nothing of short of awesome.
This year’s F.Light, (Firenze Lighting Festival) will illuminate some of the architectural icons of the city during the Christmas season. Curtains of sparkling lights, 3-D video projections and a digital mosaic will create a spectacular view of the city with innovative lighting technologies designed to dazzle.