Picturesque places for Christmas
1. Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen is the lively and vibrant capital of Scandinavia. During Christmas, half a million lights decorate the streets along with thousands of Christmas trees that are put up to create a festive atmosphere! A specific location to visit is Tivoli, a 170-year-old amusement garden with lights adorning nature and the historic buildings. With charmingly themed shops and villages filled with decorations and treats, one can truly get into the Christmas feel:)
2. Dublin, Ireland
During the Christmas time, the streets of Dublin are imbued with an irrepressible sense of festive cheer. Lights decorating the ice rinks to the carols at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Christmas can be celebrate with delight and brio.
3. Salzburg, Austria
Salzburg conjures a fairy-tale atmosphere during the most beautiful time of the year! Highlighting locations such as: The Christmas markets, Salzburger Christkindlmarkt, Hellbrunn palace “Advent Magic” Market, the Advent market on Mirabell Square, and Stern Advent at Sternbräu. concerts and folk customs charm and mesmerize visitors to the magical City of Mozart. Salzburg offers Baroque architecture and beautiful scenery as the town of Mozart, making it the perfect place to celebrate the holiday spirit.
4. Nuremberg, Germany
The highlight Night Market, has 180 stalls that sell toys and treats to enjoy.
5. New York, USA
During the holiday season, you’ll spot Christmas lights and trees in every borough. You’ll also find pop-up holiday markets outside of subway stations which provide excellent gift ideas for your friends and family. Aside from the decor, make sure to keep an eye out for Christmas movie screenings and concerts in NYC, including other popular shows such as the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
6. Rome, Italy
An ancient place packed with the remains of over two thousand years of habitation, Rome could ensnare you for a month and you'd still only scratch the surface. The city is so much more than an open-air museum: its culture, food and people combine to create a modern, vibrant city. Faith and tradition play a key role in Christmas here, and there aren’t many more suitable places on the planet to attend Midnight Mass.
7. Montreal, Canada
Montreal is a magical place during the holiday season! There are various things to do, from attending the various parades, seeing the lights at Luminothérapie, enjoying fireworks at Old Montreal, Christmas Markets, and taking a candlelit walk at the Montreal Christmas Parade.
8. Boston, USA
Boston is the closest to the Old World as the New World gets, and this is more evident than ever during the holidays. Travel back in time to navigate the gas lamp-lit streets of the historic city, working your way up to the huge tree in front of Faneuil Hall Marketplace.
Written by: Megan