55 Beautiful Winter Scenes To Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Winter Scene in Japan

Photo: Stock Photos from Sakarin Sawasdinaka/Shutterstock

After a long year, the holiday season is a welcome change of pace. There's comfort in imagining fun activities in blankets of snow, and something festive about pulling out your dormant mittens to brave the cold winter weather. Even if you aren’t in a merry mood just yet, there’s still time to get in the spirit and appreciate the unique beauty of the winter season.

From blue skies with delicately falling snowflakes to frost-covered forests to twinkling Christmas decorations—we’ve put together some of our favorite winter photography that will leave you craving for some warmth from a fireplace and a cup of hot cocoa.

Happy holidays!

Enjoy this holly jolly selection of winter photos, including snow-covered environments and twinkling Christmas lights.


Animals Enjoying the Cold Weather

Welshi corgi dog in the snow

Photo: gurinaleksandr/Depositphotos

Reindeer in the Snow

Photo: Stock Photos from Mikhail Markovskiy/Shutterstock

winter scene

sledding dogs in the snow

Photo: phb.cz/Depositphotos

Reindeer in the snow in Scandinavia

Photo: andreasgradin/Depositphotos

Husky and husky puppy in the snow

Photo: DenKostiukBO/Depositphotos

snowshoe hare in the snow

Photo: londondeposit/Depositphotos


Wintry Landscapes

Winter landscape

Italy, winter Dolomites

Winter city park

Photo: Roxana/Depositphotos

Cabin in the Snow

Photo: Stock Photos from EMRstock/Shutterstock

Pano - Winter Scene

Winter scene

Winter Scene

Winter Scene in Japan

Photo: Stock Photos from saraporn/Shutterstock

Winter Scenes Christmas Photos

Photo: paul itkin

Panorama of Salzburg in winter: Snowy historical center, sunshine

Photo: patrick.daxenbichler/Depositphotos

Winter Scenes Christmas Photos

Photo: Pixabay


Snow & Ice

bench in park city winter snow

Photo: xload/Depositphotos


Trees Covered in Snow

"winter is here"

Winter Scenes Christmas Photos

Photo: Atle Mo

Winter Scenes Christmas Photos

Photo: Olia Gozha

Winter is nostalgia...

Beautiful winter landscape in the city. Snowy winter in the city. Russian winter. Park

Photo: dina160987.gmail.com/Depositphotos

Winter Scene


Magical Lights and Christmas Cheer

Aerial view of people skating on an outdoor ice rink with a Christmas tree installed.

Photo: julikz/Depositphotos

Christmas market and decorations tree in center of Brasov town, Transylvania, Romania

Photo: dorian_balate.yahoo.com/Depositphotos

Winter Scenes Christmas Photos

Photo: 3dman_eu

Winter in Milan

Photo: Stock Photos from Arcansel/Shutterstock

Christmas decoration

Winter Scenes Christmas Photos


Christmas in Paris.

Christmas Market, Vienna


This article has been edited and updated.

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Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. She wrote and illustrated an instructional art book about how to draw cartoons titled 'Cartooning Made Easy: Circle, Triangle, Square' that was published by Walter Foster in 2022.
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