It’s the most wonderful time of the year and people are travelling all over Europe to enjoy it! There are so many ways of celebrating the festive season and, lucky for you, we’re going to share our wisdom! Here’s where to go and what to do in Europe during the Christmas holidays.
Whether you’re Christmas shopping or just feeling festive, cities all over Europe light up this time of year and fill with goods from all over the world. Enjoy cakes, coffees, salted pretzels and decorative home goods in some of the best Christmas markets in the world.
Browse yuletide markets in Prague, Czech Republic, with famous beers, barbecued sausage and bohemian crafts in the famous Wenceslaus square and Old Town Square. Head to the Bavarian capital for traditional mead and winter goods in Munich, Germany, where there are 24 markets to choose from! Or lap up some hygge in Copenhagen, Denmark, for a Scandi Christmas – Tivoli Gardens is a winter wonderland not to be missed!
If your family believe in all things magic, you have to experience the once-in-a-lifetime trip to Lapland! From cosy accommodation to husky sledding, reindeer riding and, of course, meeting Santa Claus himself, it’s a truly wonderful experience and fun for all the family! Even older children can get excited for toboggan fun, snow hockey and exploring the snowy forests on snowmobiles!
If you want a true winter getaway and to find yourself in a winter wonderland, we’ve got a few spots in mind for a white Christmas. Head to the birthplace of Mozart and the home of The Sound of Music – we can only be talking about Salzburg, Austria! This countryside wonderland looks good in white! Tromsø, Norway, is blanketed in white as soon as early October so if you’re looking for a city centre white Christmas, it’s guaranteed here!
Reykjavik, Iceland, is famously cold during December so you will need to pack plenty of warm clothes and snow gear for a Christmas getaway but it’s a beautiful place to spend the festive season. Enjoy snow and striking scenery- and the chance to catch the Northern Lights!
Vienna is another popular spot in Austria at Christmas time thanks to its high chance of snowfall, delicious mulled wine and Christmas activities.
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