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12, November 2013  |  

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10 Most Festive Christmas Cities


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Christmas is synonym for Family and ‘there is no place like home’. However, there are a few places on earth you’d love to be for your holidays this year. My Design Week, gives you the 10 cities where Christmas has become an amazing celebration.

10. Quebec City, Canada

mydesignweek_quebeccity_christmas  10 Most Festive Christmas Cities mydesignweek quebeccity christmasWhen the narrow streets of Old Québec City are covered in a dusting of snow, it feels like you’ve wandered into a Christmas card come to life.” Enjoy the markets and the QuébecAdabra!, a festival of music, animation and architectural projections.

9. Antwerp, Belgium

mydesignweek_antwerp_christmas  10 Most Festive Christmas Cities mydesignweek antwerp christmasThe city centre is buoyant with the spirit of the season thanks to the lively Christmas market, 200 ft-long skating rink and festive evening concerts.”

8. Edinburgh, Scotland

mydesignweek_edinburgh-christmas  10 Most Festive Christmas Cities mydesignweek edinburgh christmasSix weeks of celebrations await you in Edinburgh, from from St. Andrew’s Day to New Year’s. “Get a bird’s eye view of the holiday decorations and carnival atmosphere atop the city’s big wheel, or enjoy the many beautifully lit streets and shops in the city centre.

7. Stuttgart, Germany

mydesignweek_stuttgart_christmas  10 Most Festive Christmas Cities mydesignweek stuttgart christmasThe medieval Old Palace, vibrant Christmas market and breathtaking illuminations create a seasonal paradise. Skate on the outdoor rink, feast upon grilled sausages and soak up the fairy-tale ambience in the heart of the city.”

6. Vienna, Austria

The medieval Old Palace, vibrant Christmas market and breathtaking illuminations create a seasonal paradise. Skate on the outdoor rink, feast upon grilled sausages and soak up the fairy-tale ambience in the heart of the city  10 Most Festive Christmas Cities mydesignweek vienna christmasThis snowy city just breaths Christmas. “The air is alive with the enticing aromas of roasted chestnuts, candied fruit and warm spice punch. Classical concerts, pony and carousel rides and an abundance of brightly lit Christmas trees make Vienna an enchanting world of holiday wonder.

5. Prague, Czech Republic

mydesignweek_prague_christmas  10 Most Festive Christmas Cities mydesignweek prague christmas1Its gothic architecture is the perfect setting for celebrating Christmas. Be amazed by the Old Town Christmas market, the Carolers and the impressive Christimas Tree.

4. Rovaniemi, Finland

mydesignweek_Rovaniemi_Finland_christmas  10 Most Festive Christmas Cities mydesignweek Rovaniemi Finland christmasYou don’t recognize the name? This is the main city in Lapland – a true winter wonderland – and the home to Father Christmas himself, Santa Claus. “Blanketed with crisp, white snow and illuminated by the spectacular northern lights glowing overhead.”

3. London, England

mydesignweek_london_christmas  10 Most Festive Christmas Cities mydesignweek london christmasWith “dazzling Christmas lights brighten up Oxford Street, Covent Garden and Carnaby Street.” Don’t miss out on the rinks in SomersetHouse, the Hyde Park, Canary Wharf and the Tower of London and of course the Christmas concerts at St. Martin-in-the-Fields.

2. Montreal, Canada

mydesignweek_montreal_christmas  10 Most Festive Christmas Cities mydesignweek montreal christmasPerfect for those who wish for holiday magic with the Les Grands Ballets performance of the Nutcracke. “Here a traditional Christmas village highlights the Yuletide season with a  European market, outdoor Christmas carols, horse-drawn carriage rides, an exhibition of Santa Clauses and a tour of nativity scenes.

1. New York City, USA

mydesignweek_new york city_christmas  10 Most Festive Christmas Cities mydesignweek new york city christmas1The dreamlike place for the holidays and the setting of some of the greatest Christmas histories. New York City takes Christmas to another level. “Rockefeller Center’s iconic Christmas tree and outdoor skating rink vie for attention with the beautiful storefront displays at Macy’s, and Saks 5th Avenue.”

Source: Readers Digest

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  • DennyJacobs

    Holly, Michigan USA

    Frankenmuth, Michigan USA

    Great Article.

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