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
“When 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
8. Edinburgh, Scotland
Six 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
“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.”
6. Vienna, Austria
This 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
4. Rovaniemi, Finland
You 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
With “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
Perfect 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
The 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