Christmas experiences worth living close by

Unique events from Moscow to Melbourne and from New York to Japan.

One of the most uncertain times of the year, and certainly one of the most enjoyed, is approaching. Christmas days are also one of the best times to travel. So if you find yourself in any of the following cities, keep in mind some unique events taking place in them.

The Moscow Christmas Festival

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It is entitled Journey to Christmas and runs from December 13th to January 12th. At various points in the center of the Russian capital various festive events will take place, always with the imperial glamor and the exaggeration that characterizes the Muscovites.

The ski resort in Japan

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On the west side of the island of Hokkaido and in the shadow of Mount Niseko-Annupuri, the 5 * Hinode Hills was opened a few days ago. The area is one of the most popular for ski lovers in the Rising Sun Country, who now have another reason to visit it. The brand new luxury accommodation even created new slopes at the ski resort.

The Christkindlmarket of Chicago

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Fragrant Glühwein, delectable bratwursts, fresh pretzels and many other similar surprises await visitors to Chicago’s Daley Plaza, which has “adopted” Nuremberg’s Christmas village for two decades. Indeed, there are only a few who collect the annual Christkindlmarket mug, which is one of the most souvenirs of the time.

Bryant Park’s Winter Village in New York

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Obviously there are thousands of things to do on Big Apple at Christmas time. In addition to the most popular of these, there is Winter Village with more than 170 shops and the only free metropolitan skating rink.

The imposing Glasshouse Hotel in Edinburgh

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The festive season is one of the best times to find someone in Scotland’s ever-mysterious capital. Aside from the Christmas markets and the multitude of events, one of the must-visit is the one at the historic Glasshouse Hotel. Its spaces are one of the most imposing in the city, making it a perfect getaway for the whole family.

The Plaza Major’s Christmas Market in Madrid

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It is one of the oldest Christmas traditions throughout Spain and attracts thousands of visitors each year. It is perhaps the largest variety of handmade gifts in Europe.

The Melbourne Carols

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One of Australia’s favorite habits of the time for residents and visitors to Australia is the so-called Carols by Candlelight: On December 24, over 10,000 people gather in the Sydney Myer Music Bowl and attend a Christmas-themed concert under the light. candles, by renowned Australian artists and members of the country’s Symphony Orchestra. Proceeds from the event are donated to charity.

The Budapest festival

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Just in front of the mythical St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Basilica Christmas Fair is set up from November 22nd each year, with hundreds of stalls featuring coffee, local delicacies and wine and traditional wooden crafts.

The Portland winter lights

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One of the most spectacular happenings in the city of Oregon, on the west coast of the US, is undoubtedly the Winter Light Festival in Grotto Gardens Park. The latter is adorned with millions of small and large lights, as many events, concerts and various other acts take place.

The village of Santa Claus in Finland

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The Christmas travel epic couldn’t be any more from Rovaniemi – the ultimate destination of the day. Whatever you have heard about it cannot be compared to the experience of a real visit. Not to mention the possibility of watching the Northern Lights live.

This article was originally published on: https://esquire.com.gr