Why should you visit Europe at Christmas? Mostly because of the beautiful snowy cities, magical winter markets, holiday festivals, Christmas carousels, and, of course, the scents of cinnamon and mulled wine. Make these Christmas holidays special – plan your vacation in Europe.
Don’t forget to pack your coat and scarf – the average temperature in Europe in December is around 40°F (4°C).
Christmas in Amsterdam, Netherlands
The holiday season is a wonderful time to be in Amsterdam. Winter festivals, Christmas markets, classical concerts, ice skating and the aroma of cinnamon will awaken the holiday spirit in everyone. Amsterdam is definitely one of the top destinations in Europe. The beautiful city, with its authentic architecture, amazing museums, adventurous nightlife and friendly people will enchant travelers from all over the world. You’ll never feel bored in Amsterdam. Plus, the New Year parties will blow your mind!
Christmas in Paris, France
Paris is the most romantic city in the world. It’s a popular stopover for many travelers. At Christmas, the city’s most beautiful monuments are adorned with colorful lights and charming decorations. The streets and windows of department stores are packed with animated displays, and the magnificent Eiffel Tower lights up the whole city. If you happen to be in Paris for the holidays, you won’t regret it. Christmas is the city’s most magical time.
Christmas in London, United Kingdom
There’s nothing more festive than London at Christmas. The city has so much to offer. During the holidays London’s parks, streets, neighborhoods, shops, and squares change into small, colorful fairylands. You’ll bump into Christmas around every corner.
Christmas in Vienna, Austria
At Christmas, Vienna’s most beautiful squares are transformed into magical Christmas markets.
Vienna is the place to go crazy on delicious holiday treats. The winter markets will delight your taste buds with their delicious kartoffelpuffer, coffee, kirsch-gingerbread, apfelstrudel, donuts, bratwurst, mulled cider and wine.
Christmas in Geneva, Switzerland
Geneva is a beautiful Swiss city surrounded by magnificent mountains and native meadows. It’s the perfect holiday destination for everyone who loves to spend the day skiing followed by an evening of mulled cider in front of the fireplace. Strolling around Geneva makes you feel as if you’re in Santa’s village. The city’s charming atmosphere will soon get you in the mood for Christmas.
Christmas in Prague, Czech Republic
Prague is incredible around Christmas. The city center turns into an enchanting world full of local traditions, winter markets, curious travelers and choirs singing carols. Stroll around the city, drink a hot chocolate or mulled wine, and enjoy the cozy atmosphere. Don’t be surprised if you come across a stable with animals inside: The locals here like to stick to their traditions.
Christmas in Oslo, Norway
Christmas is a wonderful time to be in the capital of Norway. Oslo has a lot to offer, especially during the holiday season. The city dresses up in white lights, winter markets fill the streets, and endless pine forests draped in twinkling fairy lights illuminate the skyline. It’s the perfect destination for a white Christmas. Who knows, maybe you’ll even experience the northern lights!
Christmas in Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona is famed for its open-minded people, artistic atmosphere, extensive parks and magnificent architecture. At Christmastime, the city’s avenues turn into colorful, elegant fairylands full of jolly people and delicious treats. In Barcelona, you will always feel at home. The city is open to everyone! And the best proof of that is the famous Christmas Day swim when hundreds of Barcelonans throw themselves into the chilly waters of the Mediterranean.
Christmas in Rome, Italy
Ah, Christmas in Rome! It’s an experience that everyone should try. At Christmas, all the churches in Rome are decorated, the streets are draped with twinkling lights, and Christmas trees sparkle in front of the all famous sights, including Saint Peter’s Square, the Colosseum, and the Spanish Steps. Although you won’t be able to make a snowman, the weather is not too cold and you’ll be able to wander around the city all day. It’s a truly wonderful time to be there.
Christmas in Budapest, Hungary
Budapest is a great place to spend your Christmas vacation. It’s all about the Christmas markets, fairy lights, mulled wine, outdoor ice rinks, and thermal pools. The streets are not too crowded, and snow covers everything around you. What’s more, Hungarian people celebrate Christmas twice – once at the beginning of December and again on December 24. So, in Budapest, you’ll be able to enjoy the festivities for much longer.
Christmas is a wonderful time all over the world. No matter where you’re planning to celebrate, you’ll feel the holiday spirit surround you. Merry Christmas!
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