When it is Christmas a family gets together must be appointed in a place far from your home. You should pick a different destination to meet with your friends and family. If you like to visit one of the best places, then you should read this article. Christmas is a global festival regardless of religion or location. There are many cities celebrating Christmas in a festive way and we have collected some of them.
1. BETHLEHEM, WEST BANK
Nowadays it’s hard to deny that the real meaning of Christmas. We have to admit it that the real meaning of Christmas is often forgotten. For a newbie nothing compares to a pilgrimage to Jesus’ birthplace. The power of manger square and the old city on Christmas Evecould fire a forest of festive trees with lights.
2. Vienna, Austria
Vienna offers you a delightful old-fashioned Christmas with the holiday decorations covering architecture and Christkindlmarkts.Visitor can pick up from a wide variety of artisan wares and jewelries. You can have delicious foods and spiced wine. The Vienna boys choir concerts is a must have thing to enjoy.
3. Valkenburg, Netherlands
If you like to do a little Christmas shopping and pick up some traditional gifts like Polish handicrafts, Marlstone products and more. You will find no other better place than Valkenburg market specialized for Christmas. It is the oldest and largest Christmas market in Europe, situated in a passage of caves that are underneath the town. The market opens in November and stay until just before the Christmas Eve. Children will be happy to find that there is Santa himself along with sleigh and reindeer.
4. Woodstock, Vermont
Vermont is one of the best places in the USA to celebrate Christmas with at least a light dusting of snow. In the historic town of Woodstock the city decorates with a pre-Christmas festival with 19th century Norse culture traditions. It includes a parade featuring more than fifty horses with Christmas costumes and dresses with wagon and sleigh rides. Tourists will enjoy the vessel feast, with beautiful holiday window displays throughout the festival.
5. Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland
This is one of the best places on earth to celebrate Christmas. It is situated at the north Arctic Circle. The locals claim that it makes a moresimilar home for Santa than even the North Pole. Here children can make cookies with Mrs. Claus and even join the elf school. Other things include husky dog rides, pristine snow, experiencing north light and taking a sled-led reindeer safari at the farm. If you want an especially frosty experience, stay at the hotel.
6. Nuremberg, Germany
Nuremberg, Germany experience over two million visitors each year with its 200 vendors putting incredible displays competing for the most beautiful staff design. You won’t find any fake plastic decorations and other items. The market council is known to be very serious that if only traditional handmade toys and Christmas goods are sold there.
7. Strasbourg, France
Strasbourg presents a series of themed Christmas villages that change the city into a fantasy land for holiday sights and gastronomic delights. At the farm houses visitors can taste prune, apricot and other holiday inspired variations. While in the nearby village of Bredle, traditional Christmas biscuits are available with mulled Alsatian wine. The cities are full of concerts and other holiday festivities.
8. Riga, Latvia
The old Riga specialized Christmas market waits for the tourists in a unique design, the town hall square. There are a number of kids focused events like the popular ridding ponies and horse carriages and animal corners. You will learn about Latvian traditions like holiday cooking.