22 years ago my plan was to take a temporary job with a Christmas lighting company. Make a little money to help pay the bills and then move on with my life. After all, no one can actually earn a living in the Christmas business. That’s just crazy!

Well, here I am, more than two decades later. That temporary job turned into a full career. And not just a career, but a life that is all about Christmas. And yes, you can actually earn a living in the Christmas business. In fact, you can earn a great living and go places that you thought you’d never have a chance to visit.

After having traveled around the world many times over the past decade, I’m still in shock that I have a career that is all about Christmas lighting and decorating and part of my job is to visit amazing places like Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Frankfurt. In fact, I’m writing this blog from Frankfurt, Germany as I attend the ChristmasWorld trade show.

Even after being to this show a number of times over the years, I’m still in awe of the sheer magnitude of everything you see here. From the size of the exhibit halls, to the amazing decorations and lights that are on display. It’s hard to take it all in. Europe goes all out for Christmas and this expo showcases the over the top designs that this region is known for.

With nearly a million square feet of Christmas décor, this show is nothing short of amazing. Join me as a take you on a brief tour of Christmasworld 2019.