Top 5 Places to Celebrate Christmas in 2017

Christmas is the world’s most joyous holiday and you got to celebrate it the best way possible.
From singing Christmas-tree to fireworks with bagpipe music.  Here are the best places to spend the most wonderful time of the year.

1. Zurich, Switzerland


Imagine the taste of hot chocolate, the smell of cinnamon and the sound of Christmas carols. All of this brings back your childhood memories about December and Zurich will make you feel like a child again. This alpine city lights up with 12000 Christmas lights every year to celebrate the birth of Christ.

There are so many interesting things to do in the city during the holiday season. Everybody knows about Zurich magical Christmas markets. There you can enjoy delicious mulled wine (Glühwein) with signature Swiss Sweets. Don’t forget to visit the one-of-a-kind Singing Christmas Tree. For children there is a special Märlitram to enjoy their trip around the city. While St. Nicholas is driving a tram, two angels are telling Christmas stories for kids.

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2. Prague, Czech Republic


Cities from fairy tales exist! Prague has a unique atmosphere. The city is an example of beautiful Gothic and Baroque architecture and on holidays it becomes a real winter wonderland.

If you consider visiting Prague in December or January don’t miss the famous Christmas market in the Old Town Square. It is loved by tourists and locals because of tasty treats and special souvenirs. But if you want to enjoy local food you should mind that it is very overpriced on the street markets so you better walk to the nearest restaurants and take a lunch there. If you are into ice-skating, please visit the ice rink under the TV tower.

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3.    Boston, USA


There is a special charm in this American city. Christmas in Boston is a festival of winter joy and holiday cheer.

Don’t miss the chance to attend the Christmas events in the city. You can go to a holiday concert at the Symphony Hall or see The Nutcracker ballet. Needless to say that in December the city turns into a wonderland with Christmas lights. Also you can spend some time outside enjoying cobblestone streets, visiting famous Christmas trees and communicating with locals.

4.    Cologne, Germany


Did you know that Cologne Christmas markets attract more than four million tourists every year? All travel enthusiasts will say that if you want to spend your Christmas vacation in Europe, do it in Cologne (Köln, Deutschland). You got to visit this festive town with its unique atmosphere of Christmas cheer and wonderful Christmas markets.

The main place to visit is Cologne Cathedral and its surroundings. Along with the gorgeous Christmas tree you can see there a Christmas market and a stage arranged for live performances. And if you want to take a bird’s-eye view on the main square, go to the observation deck of Köln Triangle.

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5.    Edinburg, UK


Only here you can spend your evening watching fireworks to the sound of bagpipes. Edinburg is famous for its special holiday spirit and crazy Christmas parties.

There are so many things to do in the city, that you probably won’t know what to do first. And the best way to explore the city is to book one of our personal tour guides. In the holiday season city authorities organize a lot of spectacular events in the heart of the city. Don’t miss the chance to visit St Cecilia's Music Hall to explore a big collection of musical instruments. Or you can go to see the play at the Empire Palace Theatre. Kids can enjoy a variety of rides and attractions such as Christmas Tree Maze or Frozen Scotland Ice Sculptures Park.

These are our Top 5 Places to Celebrate Christmas, we hope you enjoyed this list. Have a wonderful Christmas vacation!

Author: Pavel Malisev


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