Holiday season is just around the corner starting with Christmas which has become a global festival, regardless of religion or location. This week let’s witness the best places in the world to experience this festival.
For the chocolate lovers, mountains, snow, cobbled streets lovers, make Switzerland extra-appealing during Christmas. You can take guided Christmas-themed city strolls, and the enchanting all-singing Christmas tree that comes alive on during this time. On a tiered triangular stage covered in assorted greenery and fairy lights, a choir of local youngsters sweetly delivers Christmas carols.
Santa Claus Village, Finland:
The jolly man in the red suit is this neighborhood's most famous resident, and round these parts they milk him for all he's worth. Still, the deep wintertime snow and reindeer-dotted forests go a long way toward off setting the touristy atmosphere, though there's an amusement park called Santa Park not far from the village. You'll need deep pockets, but you'd have to be pretty Grinch-like to leave without a smile.
During Christmas in December Piazza Navona, Rome's famous Baroque square, is transformed into a huge Christmas market. You will find stands selling all kinds of Christmas sweets, toys, nativity figures, decorations, and gifts. There's a merry-go-round and Babbo Natale, Father Christmas, makes an appearance to delight the kids. A large nativity scene is erected in the square later in December, too. Then each year a huge Christmas tree is erected in Saint Peter's Square. A life-size nativity is also set up but usually not unveiled until Christmas Eve. In addition to this, in Saint Peter's Square, two of the largest Christmas trees in Rome are usually erected in Piazza Venezia and next to the Colosseum.
Christmas here is the most beautiful time of year and the City of Light dazzles with festive holiday illuminations, choirs, concerts, and events to delight everyone, young and old alike. Christmas tends to bring out the children in all of us, so whether you’re traveling with children or not, take a moment to enjoy all this fabulous city has to offer at Christmas time. There’s Ice Skating on the Eiffel Tower beginning from December 15 through February 9,so you can actually ice skate on the first level of the Eiffel Tower. Then there are Christmas Markets when the wooden chalets line the streets with festive holiday markets, or Marché de Noel. Here you will find vendors set up a beautiful array of festive goods to tempt you with unique gift items and handcrafted specialties. The entire city is lit with Christmas Lights and the entire Paris sparkles in all her glory as thousands of lights illuminate buildings, bridges, churches, and monuments.