Christmas is commonly celebrated all over the world and known as a glorious time of the year when memories are made between friends, families. As such, some dream of spending it in a town that looks to have been taken from the pages of children’s storybooks.
Whether you want to spend your Christmas at a nearby resort or tropical beach, there are many amazing destinations to choose from all over the world.
Below are four amazing destinations to visit for the holiday season that will offer you an opportunity for one of the most memorable Xmas’s ever.
If you are someone who likes to shop for one-of-a-kind gifts such as Marlstone products and traditional Polish handicrafts, then Valkenburg town on the Netherlands is the place for you.
The town is known to have one of the largest and oldest Christmas markets in all of Europe which is composed of a labyrinth of an entrance of caves located beneath the city. The Cavern itself contains an 18th-century chapel, house sculptures, and mural drawings which are well preserved and date back all the way to the ancient Roman era.
The market opens around mid-November and runs till just before Christmas as the whole area transforms into a shining winter wonderland.
The market located Germany’s oldest town Nuremberg manages to bring in over 2 million visitors every year with 200 select vendors who put up several incredible displays. They also compete for an annual award known as The Most Beautiful Staff Design.
Its council is solemn when it comes to ensuring that only traditional handmade goods are sold in the market, therefore, you will not find any mass produced, fake plastic decorations.
As you walk around the town, you will encounter tempting aromas of wine that has been perfectly mulled along with roasted almonds, sausage, and gingerbread, all in a memorable Xmas atmosphere.
Vermont is probably the best place in the US to spend your Christmas holidays. The town’s ground is usually covered with a slight dusting of snow and you can smell the fragrance of pine needles in the wind.
In Woodstock, which is a historical town, the city does the holiday quite well with a pre-Xmas festival known as the Wassail Weekend which has Norse cultural traditions from the 19th century.
The festival includes a parade that features more than 50 riders and horses wearing holiday costumes, along with sleigh rides and wagons, as well as a traditional celebration held at the Billings Farm and Museum.
Visitors will be treated to a Wassail Feast and most of the local shops remain open even at late hours throughout the entire festival.
The town of Strasbourg in France offers a variety of villages that have been specially decorated for the holiday season which makes the entire city into an amazing wonderland of Christmas holiday sights and gastronomical delights.
Visitors will be able to enjoy the taste of apricot, prune, and other variations of farm fresh foie grass that have been inspired by the holiday season at the Alsace Farmhouse. People who also end up visiting the village of Bredle, located just nearby, will find traditional Christmas biscuits that have been named after the village itself.
There will also be an unlimited supply of well mulled Alsatian wine. There are also several types of cultural events and concerts filled in the town’s program during the Xmas holiday season.
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