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Best 6 Countries to visit for Christmas

Posted by Royal Sundaram on 06 Dec 2011

Its Christmas time! From the Arctic to the Antarctic, the whole world turns exuberant and magical, getting ready to celebrate the birth of Jesus. You just cannot miss the Christmas spirit and enthusiasm around you. While the whole world becomes livelier, dreamlike, culminating to the feast of Christmas, we have listed down six countries across the world, to which you can escape and get into the enchanting mood of Christmas.

 

Italy

If you haven’t experienced Christmas celebrations in Italy, you are definitely missing something. Walk through the narrow walkways and be amazed at the colourful lights lowered from every roof top. The well decorated shops and the exciting gifts they carry are sure to make shoppers yearn to buy all.

Places that shouldn’t be missed include Christkindlmarkt – Bolzano, Mercato Tedesco di Natale – Florence, Piazza Navona – Rome, The Arena – Verona, Oh Bej, Oh Bej – Milan, Mercantino di Natale – Trento.

Prague

Christmas is definitely the best time to visit Prague. Magic springs up in December, with Christmas markets popping up in many parts of the country. Numerous bright and beautiful Christmas trees decorate the entire country. Not to miss the large Christmas tree erected and lit in the Old Town Square.  One can find Christmas concerts and play staged around the Old Town Square spreading the message of Christmas. Also during this time of the year Czech Christmas Carols fills the whole country taking you back to the true scenes of Christmas.

Spain

Looking for a traditional Christmas? Spain can be your first choice. At this time of the year, the colorful lighting and decorations on the city streets bring out a fairy-tale like atmosphere. If you are in Spain this christmas, you just can’t miss these two traditional events, the New Year’s Eve fiesta and the Feast of the Three Kings. Also many Christmas markets, such as the one in Madrid’s Plaza Mayor Square, sell seasonal decorations, along with comic items and novelties.

Germany

Christmas is the best time to see the colorful side of Germany. Find a whole new world of decorated streets with scintillating Christmas markets and join the seasonal music and choir singing.  Also theme parks are open throughout Christmas; take the whole family to the exciting Europa-Park Rust, which has loads of surprises waiting to be explored.  Germany will surely have something for everyone during the festive season.

Norway

Pre- Christmas is a special time to be in Norway. Christmas fairs, markets, seasonal concerts and performances fill the entire Norway with the spirit of Christmas.  Get a feel of the mythical Santa’s home town – the North Pole at Tromso.  There you can celebrate your Christmas, underneath the dazzling trails of Northern Light and say proudly you have been to the North Pole. Also not to miss Roros and Tregaarden’s Christmas House in Drobak, which turns truly magical for Christmas.

Austria

Dazzling Christmas lights mark the beginning of Christmas in Austria. Marked with colorful and romantic events, deeply rooted traditions, Austria celebrates the true spirit of Christmas. Austria also gives you a wide option to shop.  You can visit the large City hall market of Vienna, or the romantic market of Innsbruck, or the market in front of the Salzburg Cathedral.  Apart from this you can find huge Christmas trees, in several squares across the town, welcoming the spirit of Christmas. Do not miss the handmade toys, numerous delightful Christmas displays, pastries, cookies and other delicacies famous in Austria.

With the whole world gearing up to celebrate Christmas, you just can’t have a better time for a vacation. To have for yourself a stress free vacation, don’t forget to take the assurance of Royal Sundaram Travel Insurance.

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