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Wondering what to do during the month of December? If you find yourself in any of these places do not miss out on these December events.
Nov 23 - Dec 24
This is one of the USA’s most popular Christmas Markets and its origins stem from Germany’s festive markets. This Chicago Christmas Market is the perfect place to do your Christmas shopping as well as the ideal setting for getting you into the festive mood.
Befana Toy Fair, Rome
Start of December - Start of January
Rome’s Piazza Navona becomes a magical wonderland full of toys for the build up to Christmas. This popular toy fair takes place in the famous Rome square with stalls full of toys, sweets and festive joy.
Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Seville
The city of Seville is home to some of the best celebrations for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. This date is observed throughout Spain but it is most celebrated in Seville. It is a religious celebration but anyone can join in on the celebrations. There are prayers during the day and a lot of partying at night which includes songs, dancing and street parties.
Festival of Lights, Lyon
The city of Lyon brings some glowing light to the winter season in December with ‘Fête des Lumiéres’. This traditional festival dates back to the 17th century and continues today with candles appearing in the windows of homes and businesses, along with beautifully designed public lighting displays throughout the city. There’s a very unique atmosphere in Lyon for the Festival of Lights and a visit here during this comes highly recommended.
Winter Wonderland London
18th November - 3rd January
If you find yourself in London over the festive season make sure you visit Hyde Park to find a Winter Wonderland. Here you will find everything seasonal from ice-skating to Christmas Markets. There’s also a Christmas Circus and Ferris Wheel along with lots of food and drink. A must see to get you in the Christmas mood!
Winter Wonders Brussels
November 25 - January 1
Another great Winter Wonderland can be found in the centre of Brussels. Here you will find up to 240 stalls in the Christmas Market selling everything from local foods to handcrafted trinkets that make for great stocking fillers. There’s also ice-skating, a Ferris Wheel and the whole place is decorated in beautiful lights.
30th December - 2nd January
New Year’s Eve is celebrated in cities, towns and villages all across the world, but New Years Eve in Edinburgh is perhaps one of the best places to ring in the New Year. The festival lasts for a few days and each day sees lot of events and parties, with the biggest of these taking place on December 31st.