Thursday, 24 September 2015

5 Best Christmas Holiday Places in Europe

Christmas is coming! The cold outside fits perfectly with a cup of mulled wine and a good story. They say children are the happiest during winter holidays, but let`s face it: deep down the soul a child is always playing hide and seek.  The magic of Christmas holiday lies in small things: candies, toys and other gifts for all your loved ones, frozen noses, warm thoughts and a piece of happiness. If you want to spice up the atmosphere, here are the vibrant Christmas holiday destinations in Europe.

Christmas holiday in Europe is synonym with snow, time-honored traditions, Gothic churches with fabulous choirs, and charming medieval squares brought to life by colorful Christmas stalls. Some cities celebrate Christmas holiday in grand style, others with peculiar customs and yuletide nostalgia aplenty, but some of them are simply at their finest during this time of the year.        
           
Rovaniemi, Lapland

With its otherworldly frosty landscape, brightly-lit Christmas trees and elaborate ice sculptures, there’s no doubt Rovaniemi is the most christmassy holiday place on Earth. And the fact that Santa Claus lives only 8 km away clears up any doubt.

London, Great Britain

London is a perfect "Christmas city", with a lot of decorations, lights, Christmas trees, Christmas markets and ice rinks. Famous British traditions! Start your observation from Trafalgar Square, and you will find there a beautiful Christmas Tree, which is an every year present from Norway, over 20 meters high and 50-60 years old.

Prague, Czech Republic

The names of the city's most attractions Wenceslas Square, Bethlehem Chapel are good indicators of how festive a Prague Christmas is. Even if it's 10 degrees below zero, this 700-year-old medieval city will warm you with its celebrations. Christmas markets, like the one in Old Town Square, are filled with decorated wooden stalls selling hand-made puppets and other toys and gifts.

Krakow, Poland

If you want to make a white Christmas holiday and be surrounded by cultural treasures, you can draw an X on the map near Krakow. Beside the old customs we all know that when it comes to spending Christmas, Poland has a specific tradition, unique and maybe a little bizarre.

Rovaniemi, Finland

You'll definitely find your Christmas spirit in what's widely considered to be Santa's official hometown. Rovaniemi's Santa Claus Village on the Arctic Circle has plenty of snow, ice, elves and boutiques. Here in Lapland, it's also easy to get in touch with nature.

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