Christmas 2013 has come and gone, but the moments of celebration and joy live on in memories and in photos.  

Whether it’s celebrated during a quiet night by the fire with eggnog and gingerbread or in the streets with processions and dancing, Christmas is a special time for people all over the world, and everyone has their own way of commemorating the age-old traditions of the holiday season.

Here are some of the highlights from Christmas 2013 around the world.