Christmas and New Year in European Cities – Part 2

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The holidays are coming! It’s almost the end of the year and Christmas and New Year’s Day are getting closer. If you have not yet decided how to spend the holidays, here are our suggestions. Europe has a lot to offer in every season, but during the Christmas and New Year’s it is something different. Not only will you see the beautiful architecture, you will also experience an unforgettable holiday atmosphere. You will see beautiful Christmas markets, amazingly decorated trees and buildings and enchanting New Year’s fireworks. In part II (see Part I here) we are presenting three cities of Western Europe: Brussels, Paris and London. As these three cities are close to each other and you can visit all three during the holidays.


Brussels will certainly delight you with its unique Christmas atmosphere. You will feel like a child in a fairy tale when you go through the decorated streets. The most famous and visited attractions are the Christmas Markets, located on Grand-Place and Place St. Catherine. Other attractions to see are the open-air skating rink at St. Catherine and sound-and-light show in the Grand-Place.


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Weihnachten auf dem "Grand Place"

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If you are looking for a romantic vacation during Christmas and New Year, then Paris is a perfect destination to visit. Most of Paris and its most famous attractions are decorated. You should see Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris Christmas Markets, go shopping in one of many shopping centers or go to an open-air ice skating. If you plan to spend New Year’s in Paris, then you must watch firework near the Eiffel tower.


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Thing s to do in London during Christmas include meeting Santa and the reindeer in the London Zoo, go shopping at a Christmas market, and go ice skating. If you would to spend New Year’s night in London, you should go to the Thames River and watch fireworks.


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