Top 5 European Destinations To Visit This Holiday Season

Christmas Market with bright lights selling eggnog

For many, the idea of travelling at this special time of year isn’t appealing and for others, the search for the ultimate Christmas destination is one that takes time and careful consideration to pinpoint the very best Christmas atmosphere. We are going to look at the top 5 European destinations that will make you want to grab your EHIC and hop on the next flight this holiday season!

  1. Glasgow, Scotland

 Although this may seem like an unlikely place for the ultimate Christmas celebration, there is plenty of festive fun to be had in Glasgow. With an authentic Christmas market as well as a Christmas tree maze for both adults and children, you can enjoy a festive adventure in the streets of Glasgow. Grab a coffee in one of the local coffee shops or stop for some piping hot mulled wine on your way around the market to help you get in the festive mood, and maybe even pick up a gift for your loved one too.

  1. Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is another destination you must visit this holiday season. With a large range of Christmas markets as well as an ice skating rink in the city centre, there is plenty to do to get you and your family in the festive spirit. With a wide range of café’s open all hours, you can enjoy a warm drink whilst sheltering from the cold winter air.

You can even drive an hour from Prague to Monínec, a beautiful ski resort where you can hit the slopes and enjoy the Alps on a smaller scale.

  1. Cologne, Germany

 In addition to the traditional site seeing that you can do when visiting Cologne, there is also a multitude of different activities that you can take part in to make the most of the holiday season. With an abundance of Christmas markets as well as concerts and the turning on of the Christmas lights, you can enjoy precious time with your family, without having to spend large amounts of money.

  1. London, England

 London is one of the most popular destinations in England and is home to the very popular Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. Have a drink or two in the ice bar, test your heights on the giant wheel or be amazed by the Zipos Christmas Circus, in between looking around the stalls and having something warm to eat.

What’s more, the capital also has a number of ice rinks at various locations, including the Natural History Museum, Canary Wharf and the Tower of London, for you to show off your skills on, or do quite the opposite! As the skyline lights up at night there is a strong sense of Christmas in the air, which will really get you into the festive spirit.

  1. Rovaniemi, Lapland

Lapland, the home of Santa’s grotto, attracts families from all around the world to experience the pinnacle of Christmas. If visiting Santa’s grotto does not sound like your idea of fun, why not take a ride on a dog-driven sledge through the snowy hills or meet the famous reindeer. Wrap up warm if you head to the snow-filled realms of Lapland during this holiday season, as it will be a cold one!

Choosing the right destination to visit this holiday season is of paramount importance, and hopefully, now you will have some new ideas of where to visit with your family and loved ones, to have a memorable Christmas.