The Alsatian capital is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in Europe to discover at Christmas. Its cobbled streets, dominated by half-timbered houses, give off a very special atmosphere, lit by Christmas lights. Without forgetting, of course, the famous Christmas market, which extends over a good part of the historic heart, and where the soul of Christmas resounds more than anywhere else.
A little further east in Europe, Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, is a very beautiful Christmas destination.
From the Charles Bridge to the medieval streets, the city’s beautiful monuments create a unique atmosphere during this period, all the more so when the snow invites itself to the party.
Another atmosphere in Rome, the heart of Christianity, where the Christmas party resonates particularly for the most religious.
Among the essentials of a stay in Rome at Christmas time: midnight mass in the Vatican, at the foot of the Christmas tree erected in Saint Peter’s Square for the occasion and the life-size nativity scene to be admired on site .
But the Christmas atmosphere can also be found everywhere in the rest of the Italian capital, starting with Piazza Navona, where one of the most famous Christmas markets in the city takes pride of place.
4. New York
Giant decorations, the Rockefeller Center ice rink, a horse-drawn carriage ride in Central Park… At Christmas, New York pulls out all the stops to seduce visitors.
Often snow-covered at this time, the city known for its excessiveness thus offers a superb setting for spending the end-of-year celebrations and most department stores do not skimp to recreate the Christmas atmosphere and reinvent themselves each year.
Among Canadian cities, Quebec is undoubtedly the most enchanting to discover during the holiday season.
The snow present everywhere in the city, the illuminated fir trees installed on every street corner, the frozen St. Lawrence, the decorations and the Christmas markets make this historic city of Quebec magical.
With its 500 fir trees installed all over the city, and its many decorated and illuminated streets, Bruges offers a beautiful setting for a stay at Christmas.
Considered the Venice of the North, the Belgian city and its Flemish houses are particularly beautiful in winter.