When the snow begins to fall, the end of the year is coming, and families often like to go someplace special for the holiday season. There are plenty of places around the world that offer a lot of fun for the holiday season. Here are the top 7 places a family can go to spend Christmas together in a fun and memorable way.
Austria is a popular place to go because of the country’s devotion to Christmas. The Austrian people really go all out for the holidays and make wreathes, ornaments, and nativity displays.
There are whole shopping districts in Austria that are devoted to Christmas, and people can even take sleigh rides pulled by a team of horses.
There are a lot of activities to celebrate Christmas like concerts and old fashioned caroling taking place in the streets.
Germany is the home to the world’s oldest marketplaces dedicated to Christmas that dates back to the 15th century that is located in Dresden.
However, there are other Christmas markets to visit that have things like roasted chestnuts and hand crafted ornaments, and these markets are located in Munich and Berlin.
While in Germany, families can sample delicious foods that are only found in Germany during the holiday such as lebkuchen, which is made from gingerbread and then coated with white icing.
One of the most famous cities in the United Kingdom loves Christmas and celebrates it in a number of different ways. The most famous landmarks in London are decorated with Christmas lights, and there are ice skating rinks that are created for residents and tourists to enjoy.
Also, there are many Christmas foods to eat as well such as Christmas pudding, which is a very old English tradition that dates back to Medieval times.
Paris is the biggest city in France, and families will be amazed to see the Eiffel Tower all covered in colorful Christmas lights.
The department stores in Paris all use their front windows for elaborate Christmas displays that families will love to photograph. Also, Strasbourg features a famous and old Christmas market that dates back to the 16th century.
Many families dream of visiting New York City for Christmas because there is so much to both see and do. FAO Schwartz is a famous toy store, and they turn their store into a Christmas wonderland.
Also, seeing the big tree at Rockefeller Center, and also going skating there is something that both kids and adults will never forget.
The historic area of Boston is transformed into for Christmas with things like caroling with candles, ice skating, and other shows including a light show at the Stone Zoo or looking at the giant Christmas tree at Faneuil Hall.
Chicago gets covered in snow during the Christmas season, and there are a lot of fun things to do like ice skating, department stores full of amazing Christmas displays, and a market that features a Santa Claus village.
Also, the food vendors that are at the marketplace feature holiday favorites from both America and Europe for tourists to try and enjoy.