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Places to Spend Christmas in Europe
Written by Aparajita D on July 2, 2021 Share on

20 Places to Spend Christmas in Europe

Christmas is one of the most celebrated and awaited celebrations of the year. The Holidays bring in such Joyful and Happy energy in the air. People are excited to welcome the holidays and to experience and have the best time of their lives. December is an amazing time to visit Europe. with the streets decorated with magical lights, restaurants having special menus, and the Christmas markets with incredible food and drinks and games. Just a stroll down the streets with a Hot Cocoa in your hand and the best company is just all you need to feel the holiday spirits. And, Of course, we know you don’t want to miss being a part of this, so we have curated the Top 20 places to spend Christmas in Europe.

Top 20 Places to Experience Christmas in Europe

  1. London, England
  2. Milan, Italy
  3. Basel, Switzerland
  4. Stockholm, Sweden
  5. Geneva, Switzerland
  6. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  7. Brussels, Belgium
  8. Copenhagen, Denmark
  9. Prague, Czech Republic
  10. Edinburgh, Scotland
  11. Florence, Italy
  12. Manchester, England
  13. Belfast, Ireland
  14. Valencia, Spain
  15. Budapest, Hungary
  16. Helsinki, Finland
  17. Wroclaw, Poland
  18. Berlin, Germany
  19. Reykjavik, Iceland
  20. Cologne, Germany
 

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1.London, England

If you’ve been dreaming for a while, but every option seems like a good one and you find yourself stuck in a pickle. London is the best place to experience Christmas with your family, It is by far the easiest option! The is transformed into a magical wonderland for the holidays with amazing decorations and Christmas activities. From Shopping to feasting on some amazing food to Carol concerts. London is one of the Top 20 places to experience the best of Christmas in Europe, which would be a risk-free choice where you are guaranteed to love every bit of the celebrations!

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Must experience activity : Visit the Trafalgar Square and learn the sweet history behind it.

Temperature in December: Highest would be 8 degrees and would go as low as 2 degrees.

 

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2.Milan, Italy

For every person out there who has fantasied about being in Frozen, The Disney movie. This is the closest we could get. The fashion capital of the world is covered with snow and decorated with lights, making the city the dreamiest place to be in. You Trip would not be complete without at least considering Milan as one of your top choices. Milan is definitely the way to experience Christmas in Europe.

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Must experience activity : Pay a visit to the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie

Temperature in December: Highest would be 7 degrees and would go as low as 2 degrees.

 

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3.Basel, Switzerland

Christmas and Switzerland just go hand in hand! A gorgeous wintery vacation is assured once you visit the city, it is one of the best Christmas getaways in Europe. It is home to the finest Christmas Market of all, it carries about 180 vendors selling various things like Wooden toys, Christmas ornaments, Christmas gifts, and candles. You get to experience the snowy Alps and the festive markets which take over the city in the holidays.

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Must experience activity : Take a cruise down the Rhine River to see the Christmas lights.

Temperature in December: Highest would be 6 degrees and would go as low as 1 degree.

 

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4.Stockholm, Sweden

Your Christmas trip to Europe is not complete without you experiencing both the modern as well as traditional worlds in Stockholm! Be it Eating the Gingerbread delicacies to shopping or even walking down the streets and just letting the beautiful lights lead you to some of the beautiful places. There are various activities like ice skating to Christmas dinner cruises to just set the mood right!

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Must experience activity : Visit as many Christmas markets as possible throughout Stockholm

Temperature in December: Highest would be 2 degrees and would go as low as -1 degree.

Also Read: Sweden in December

5.Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva is known for having the best Christmas lights ever! The famous lake is lined with thousands of lights and shops and stalls. Geneva hosts several food exhibitors from all over the world in the markets. For all the foodies out there look no further, This is where you need to be!

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Must experience activity : Take part in the Genève Marché International de Noel at Place de la Fusterie.

Temperature in December: Highest would be 5 degrees and would go as low as 0 degree.

6.Amsterdam, Netherlands

It is one of the best places to visit for experiencing Christmas in Europe and have light-hearted fun and experience the holidays. Unlike the other places, The festivities start a month ahead in time from November. The Museum Square has transformed it into a dream place with the best Christmas markets and decorations. You can find everything from going on a Ferris wheel to dancing and drink, and experiencing some amazing food!

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Must experience activity : Experience the Light Festival in Amsterdam.

Temperature in December: Highest would be 7 degrees and would go as low as 2 degrees.

 

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7.Brussels, Belgium

Brussels hosts one of the biggest Christmas markets on the premises of Place Flagey. It is the best place to get your shopping done for your family and friends. The Christmas markets begin from the 30th of November and last till the 6th of January. Brussels being at the heart of Belgium and Europe, you can even make short trips out to the very famous Winter Festival of Ghent and many such places.

Must experience activity : admire the huge beautiful Christmas tree at the Grand Palace.

Temperature in December: Highest would be 7 degrees and would go as low as 2 degrees.

Also Read: Instagrammable places in Belgium

8.Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen is a perfect example of the phrase ” there’s a lot more to what meets the eye”.It is a beautiful city that is covered with magical lights to the brim. It has an extensive number of Christmas markets, there’s one in every corner. Copenhagen is known to be a Christmas city in the truest sense as it follows some of the best traditions during the celebrations.

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Must experience activity : experience ice skating at Frederiksberg Have

Temperature in December: Highest would be 5 degrees and would go as low as 1 degree.

Denmark is Scandinavia at its most dramatic!

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9.Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is another risk-free choice to experience Christmas in, nothing surpasses the charm of Prague when it comes to the best places to spend your holidays. It is decked up with the most beautiful lights in all of its famous attractions. It has the best Christmas markets in all of Europe beating the oldest markets.

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Must experience activity : Dine at Mozart.

Temperature in December: Highest would be 4 degrees and would go as low as -1 degree.

 

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10.Edinburgh, Scotland

Must experience activity: Christmas time give out the most magical vibes in the Scottish capital. If you’ve fancied Edinburgh and have been fascinated by Scotland, look no further! This is the best place for you to spend your holidays. The streets illuminated with the magical lights and Christmas markets giving out the most inviting feeling, this is where you need to be.

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Must experience activity : get a ride at the Princes Street Gardens.

Temperature in December: Highest would be 7 degrees and would go as low as 1 degree.

Also Read : Attractions in Edinburgh

11.Florence, Italy

This beautiful Italian city is stunning at Christmas time. People are very welcoming and the city is decorated with lights and Christmas trees, Cozy cafes along the streets. You need to see the skyline of the city with the beautiful lights on the Ancient Cathedrals at night. It is not complete without having Christmas markets as well. Florence needs to be on your list!

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Must experience activity : Shopping at the Christmas markets.

Temperature in December: Highest would be 11 degrees and would go as low as 3 degrees.

12.Manchester, England

Manchester just takes the Christmas celebrations to a whole other level, It was the first to host Uk’s Christmas market in 1999. You can find everything in these markets from Food to jewelry, and various items. It is the best place to shop for your Christmas gift for your loved ones and also to bring a souvenir back for you! The stunning markets get grander as time goes by.

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Must experience activity : Experience the view of the city from a rooftop bar.

Temperature in December: Highest would be 8 degrees and would go as low as 4 degrees.

Also Read: Things to do in Manchester

13.Belfast, Ireland

It is the Capital of Northern Ireland. Belfast has a quiet, warm and welcoming environment! It is a strong contender in the top places to visit for Christmas in Europe. The city would be buzzing with energy and happiness in the air during the festive months! The iconic city hall houses some of the best Christmas markets.

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Must experience activity : explore the Botanic Area of Belfast.

Temperature in December: Highest would be 9 degrees and would go as low as 3 degrees.

14.Valencia, Spain

Can’t decide if you want to explore the old parts of Spain or the new and improved? Valencia is the perfect spot for you. It offers the perfect mix of the two during Christmas. Valencia embraces the new native traditions and modern quirky feel of the city. It is one of the best European cities to visit for Christmas eve and new year’s.

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Must experience activity : Go to Gran Circo Wonderland for an offbeat Christmas celebration.

Temperature in December: Highest would be 17 degrees and would go as low as 6 degrees.

 

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15.Budapest, Hungary

Budapest is one the most fascinating places to experience Christmas in. It has everything from being able to ride the lit streetcars to going ice skating in the rink at Budapest park. Budapest is known to be the cheapest place to Experience Christmas in Europe. It is will leave no stone unturned with having everything from Christmas markets to attending midnight mass at the St Stephen’s Basilica.

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Must experience activity : View the classic Hungarian Folk Show

Temperature in December: Highest would be 4 degrees and would go as low as 0 degree.

Also Read : Things to do in Budapest

16.Helsinki, Finland

By now, we all understand how Christmas markets plan an important role during the holidays in European destinations. Similarly, Helsinki has one of the most astonishing markets in Europe, it is famed to be in the top 10 Christmas markets. It has everything from bustling markets which has something for everyone.

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Must experience activity : take part a free Christmas concert.

Temperature in December: Highest would be 1 degree and would go as low as -4 degrees.

 

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17.Wroclaw, Poland

Wroclaw is for sure an underestimated Christmas getaway in Europe. The streets are beautifully decorated with lights and stalls. Poland has extreme winters, so it gets a bit too cold to have markets out in the streets. Rather it is in three-story houses where you can enjoy and be cozy at the same time.

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Must experience activity : Catch the Christmas parades.

Temperature in December: Highest would be 4 degrees and would go as low as -3 degrees.

Also Read :Things to do in Worclaw

18. Berlin, Germany

It is one of the top places to spend Christmas in Europe in 2021. The German capital is filled with some amazing markets and decoration which adds life and shimmer to the city. There are some exquisite restaurants near the Christmas markets where you can your family can enjoy a great meal and Shop around in the Markets.

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Must experience activity : visit markets outside Charlottenburg Palace.

Temperature in December: Highest would be 4 degrees and would go as low as 0 degree.

 

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19.Reykjavik, Iceland

While Reykjavik may seem like a small city, it definitely does not fall short of the joy and excitement among the people. The city is full of amazing colors and festivities and lights during Christmas. an unknown about Reykjavik is that it is one of the top places to experience Christmas in Europe with your Family ( if you don’t mind the cold temperature)

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Must experience activity: see the Winter Woods Wonderland at City Hall

Temperature in December: Highest would be 3 degrees and would go as low as -2 degrees.

 

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20.Cologne, Germany

Germany is quite popular for its parties and its amazing food. Colonge is one such place that is perfect for all the foodies out there. It brings some of the best savory culinary items which would leave you craving for me. The Christmas markets welcome you with the amazing aroma of the mulled wines, fresh biscuits, and baked apples. Be ready to eat your hearts out when you visit.

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Must experience activity: Go to bars and pubs which have live music

Temperature in December: Highest would be 6 degrees and would go as low as 1 degree.

 

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Do you love Christmas? if you do, you need to book your tickets to go visit one of the places to experience Christmas the European way, once you’ve had a taste of it you’ll keep going for more. visit Pickyourtrail to plan your trip, we will get in touch with you and plan your magical vacation to experience Christmas in Europe, In the meantime, you can check out our Europe holiday packages or Europe honeymoon packages from India. Happy Holidays!

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