With the spirit of Christmas around and the approaching New Year, you can feel the festivity in air. Ask anyone a continent with some of the most breath-taking natural and mad-made panoramas and Europe will be an immediate answer.
And why not, the landscapes of Europe are dreamy and beyond expression. Pack your bags and head to Europe this year for a fitting farewell to the last year and a glorious welcome of the new year. Here are 7 most charming places to visit in Europe.
- Rovaniemi, Lapland
Ever wondered how fun it would be to be at a place where Santa lives during Christmas? Rovaneimi will give you the exact idea and the true spirit of Christmas. With Santa Claus village only 8 kms away, this place is alive and feels magical at the time of Christmas. The frosty landscapes and the brightly lit Christmas trees give you a feeling as if you have come to a fantasy land. There is no doubt that this place feels the most Christmassy. With an eclectic mix of winter sports such as reindeer sledging, snowmobile safaris, Northern lights tours and a visit to museum, the pink-hued vibrant Santa Claus village are some of the magnificent experiences you can enjoy in Rovaneimi during Christmas and New year.
- Copenhagen, Denmark
Rich in legends, this Danish capital city is brimming with lights and holy festive spirit during Christmas and New Year. The cozy hyggelige cafes offer a unique experience. The entire city is bedecked with Christmas decorations and special Christmas markets which gives the city a unique Christmas atmosphere. Visit the world-famous Tivoli gardens that is wrapped up in the magic of festivities. This second oldest amusement park of the planet is decorated in Christmas spirit and is turned into a winter wonderland and little stalls selling Christmas stuffs and exciting rides pop up. Take a stroll along the beautiful Nyhavn water front, or take part in the Royal Copenhagen Christmas table tradition that’s 50 years old which features six designer tables with a story of its own. With multiple options to enjoy your Christmas and New Year, Copenhagen is one of the best places to visit in Europe.
- Prague, Czech Republic
Popularly known as the most beautiful city in Europe and the world, Prague comes alive every new year. With clubs and bars filled with Party goers and the city filled with crowds of revellers there’s nowhere else you’d want to be. The Old town square and Wenceslas Square is the place where most of the fun takes place. The sky is filled with fireworks of all magnitude, with the best displays happening around Letna Gardens.
- London, England
This is the city on which the Charles Dicken’s Christmas Story was based at. And it won’t be an exaggeration to say that this is one of those European destinations where the Christmas spirit is the most fun to celebrate. With spectacular skating rinks, beautifully sung carols, and Victorian themed events you can all the fun you want. Be it Hyde Parks Winter Wonderland or St. Pauls Cathedral, the amazing performances will win your hearts. Visit the Christmas Market at Tate Modern and go on binge eating the best of festive delicacies. With the entire city decorated in the festive spirit you are sure to have a memorable Christmas and New Year.
- Paris, France
There’s no place like Paris. The city of love is bedecked and decorated for the eve of Christmas and New Year. The entire city glowing in lights amid the snow looks stunning. With open-air rinks, merry go-rounds, performances and Christmas markets. With Parisian restaurants putting together special Christmas and New Year menu, you will be spoilt for choices. Take your family and your loves ones this New Year to Paris and capture precious memories for life.
- Vienna, Austria
If you wish to visit a place that celebrates the eve of Christmas with elegance and grace, then its got to be Vienna. The have Christmas markets, the charm of old streets and café culture that exudes elegance. The imperial culture at the back drop of beautiful nature makes it an experience in itself. Visit the snow globe museum or go ice skating on ice rink or attend any of the concerts for Christmas and New Year in beautiful churches and live the festive spirit.
- Rome, Italy
With festive season around the corner, Rome comes alive with holiday lights, historic surroundings. Soak in the beauty of historic ruins and impressive spread of delicious dishes to savour. No wonder so many people apply for tourist visa to Italy in December. Enjoy the eve of Christmas and New Year in the lap of history, architecture, and love all over, only in the enchanting city of Rome.
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There can be innumerable places in the world but nothing like Europe. Don’t believe us? See it for yourself. Book a Europe trip today and enjoy a world of beauty, fascination, charm, and ecstasy yourself.