Magic Christmas around Europe

Zurich, Swarovski Christmas Tree

I had a short Christmas vacation but I’m back now with a few words about Christmas. Christmas may be a family holiday, but the way people celebrate it, as well as where, has changed slightly over time.

Celebrating with family is still one of my favorite ways of spending Christmas, but once in a while this magic day catches me somewhere else, far from some of my dear ones but closer to some others 🙂

Christmas is a happy holiday and therefore I enjoy it most. No matter one’s mood, we are all filled with happiness when we see Christmas lights and Christmas decorations everywhere.

I find it easier to describe the magic of Christmas in pictures rather than in words, so here are a few photos from some places I’ve been around Christmas. I’ll update this post with photos from a new place each year, and the post will hopefully become “Magic Christmas around the globe” 🙂

Copenhagen, Denmark

Winter holidays in Copenhagen are a big deal. They actually start in early November, with J-Day—the first Friday of November—when Tuborg’s Christmas beer is handed for free in companies, pubs and on the cobbled streets of the city center. The entire month of December is magical as well, with many Christmas markets all over the city, and exciting Christmas shopping opportunities in malls and main stores.

Although the entire city is glowing with happiness and shinning with lights and decorations, Tivoli Gardens and Hotel D’Angleterre take the Danish Christmas concept to a new level. Every Copenhagener, as well as visitors from around Denmark and the world, look forward to visiting Tivoli’s thematic amusement park, with its magic, white Christmas décor, as well as seeing the Christmas façade that Hotel D’Angleterre displays every year.

New Year’s Eve is just as important: on the 31st of December, as well as a few days before and after, this city is a scene of never ending fireworks, while Danes dressed up to the nines roam about, celebrating.

Copenhagen
Copenhagen
Copenhagen
Tivoli, Copenhagen
Tivoli, Copenhagen
Tivoli, Copenhagen
Tivoli, Copenhagen
Tivoli, Copenhagen
New Year's Eve

Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam
Amsterdam
Amsterdam
Amsterdam

Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich, Swarovski Christmas tree
Zurich, Swarovski Christmas Tree
Zurich
Zurich
Zurich
Zurich
Zurich

Vienna, Austria

Vienna
Vienna
Vienna

Luzern, Switzerland

Luzern
Luzern
Luzern

Villach, Austria

Villach, Austria
Villach, Austria
Villach, Austria

How did you find the Christmas decorations in the city you’re visiting this year? How about the ones in your home city?  Are they as magical as they have been in previous years?

Now that Christmas is behind us, and we’re looking forward to New Year’s Eve, I wish you all an amazing New Year 🙂

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5 thoughts on “Magic Christmas around Europe

  1. What an amazing sum-up! We’ve been to many European cities including Zurich and Vienna in Winter, but didn’t have the pleasure to enjoy the Christmas Season there yet. Definitely something I totally adore after reading your post 🙂

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