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Think of all the Christmas trees you have ever seen; they were exciting, beautiful and inspiring right? Well, forget them because you haven’t seen anything yet. Brace yourself for the mother of all Christmas trees, the Mount Ingino Christmas tree. Yes, this is the biggest Christmas tree in the world and visitors flock to Gubbio, Italy every year to gaze upon its wonder.
Celebrating Christmas at the regal Sandringham House is the one royal tradition the Queen never misses. It is four full days of fun, family reunion, and royal routines that have been in existence since a very a long time. Although the whole setting is one that of muted grandeur, the one wish of all those who take part is the same: keep the Queen happy and contented.
Are you tired of the shivering climes of Europe? Why not treat yourself to a winter holiday and celebrate Christmas by sunning yourself on a golden beach or exploring a new exotic city.
Every culture has its Christmas dinner traditions. Some households go for a fowl-and-gravy approach (in England it’s almost always turkey), and others can be a bit more colourful. If you’re looking to try something new this year, why not take a little inspiration from one of the most highly respected culinary traditions on the planet? Here are the top 5 Italian authentic Christmas dinner recipes, from appetiser to delectable dessert.
Christmas traditions are different everywhere. Read on for fun facts about Christmas around the world!
Christmas means shopping and nothing puts us in the holiday spirit like visiting a traditional market filled with all the sights and sounds of all that Christmas stands for.
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Whenever you think about Italian cuisine, there are a number of dishes that frequently come to mind, especially lasagna. Where the international traveler is concerned, most of them feel that the allure of Italy is found in the cuisine, culture, Renaissance architecture, shopping opportunities, and the wines. However, with Christmas just around the corner, thoughts often turn to preparing a traditional Italian meal for the holidays to serve up to your family and friends.
Here are the top 3 Italian Christmas recipes that you should consider for the holidays if you want to have a delightful feast and the perfect meal to please your guests with: read full article
Christmas in Copenhagen is incomplete without a visit to the Christmas Markets. Ask any Dane and they will confirm it too. There are many markets that are open during Christmas.
Tivoli Gardens is the venue for Copenhagen’s most well known Annual Christmas Market. This also happens to be one of the oldest amusement parks in Europe. It opens ever year in the middle of November up to the end of December. Tivoli is close to a good number of hotels and is easily accessible by public transport. read full article
Christmas is a special time of the year to enjoy and celebrate. So if you are looking for a different touch to the festivities this year come and experience the magic of the yuletide in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities - Prague! There’s fun and activities for all age groups. It’s the perfect family holiday destination.
The German Christmas markets, an annual affair, open in the end of November and lasts until the end of 4-week long Advent. Choral music wafts through the nippy air of the winter until the last day of the market. A Christmas market, a street market originated in Germany, recreates the nativity scenes, and sells ornamentations for Christmas tree, traditional food, local arts and crafts, gifts and souvenirs, to name but a few.
The “Christmas Magic” Market (WeihnachtsZauber) on Gendarmenmarkt square in Berlin, one of the best Christmas markets in Berlin, showcases works of different genres such as stone and wood sculpture, carpentry, photography and painting. Visitors can watch artisans at work and buy handmade goods. It hosts fire swallowing, acrobatics, juggling, dance, and choral and classical music shows all 38 days to entertain the public. The market serves traditional cuisine, gourmet food, seasonal delicacies and exquisite snacks to reenergize visitors spent after browsing through the stalls. read full article
Switzerland is one of the best places in Europe to visit traditional Christmas markets. The city of Zurich alone has several good markets in November and December. Zurich city centre gets its Christmas lights in the end of November when the famous shopping street Bahnhofstrasse is decorated for the holidays. From the traditional Christmas Market in Zurich’s old city to the annual Christkindlimarkt, here are the best places to go Christmas shopping in Zurich.
Zurich’s most famous and possibly most luxurious shopping street, Bahnhofstrasse, is decorated for the holiday season in the end of November. read full article
Naples is synonymous with presepe or Nativity scenes. From the big cathedrals to public squares right down to the small houses – there’s hardly any place where you wouldn’t find one! Setting up a nativity scene is a source of great pride for these Italians and is an art that is passed on from generation to generation. The nativity scene is said to have been first created by St Francis of Assisi in 1223 when he conducted a Christmas mass in the town of Greccio. It is usually set up around December 8th and continues right up to epiphany on January 6th.
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Christmas in London isn’t all about mayhem on Oxford Street and teenage shoppers with angry elbows. There’s some great places to go for your festivities. Here’s my run down of the best Christmas spots for 2010. If you’re lucky, you might even get some snow.
Markets at Christmas are so much fun. You can legitimately walk around drinking booze for a start (as long as it’s mulled or spiced, no one will judge you). The Christmas market along South Bank is my favourite, but Covent Garden and Greenwich Indoor Market are also lovely at this time of year. They exude Christmas spirit, and if you don’t see some carol singers, you’re unlucky indeed. Make sure you head to the Slow Food market as well. It starts on the 19th December at Southbank. read full article
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