Your European Christmas bucket list

Your European Christmas bucket list

by Elizabeth Jones
Stripes Europe

Living in Europe provides amazing opportunities for the best vacations. Figuring out where to go over the holiday season can be overwhelming with so much to see and do. If you’re looking to get away, here are some bucket-list worthy items to consider:

  1. Stay in an igloo in Iceland to see the Northern Lights.
  2. Get that adrenaline rush while skiing and snowboarding in Chamonix, France.
  3. Visit the storybook town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber and stop in the Kathe Wolfhart store to buy a special Christmas ornament.
  4. Visit one of Germany’s oldest Christmas markets in Nuremburg.
  5. Collect all the glüwhein mugs at Christmas markets during your travels.
  6. Visit Santa’s Village in Rovaniemi, Finland.
  7. Spend time in Zermatt and hike towards the famous Matterhorn. 
  8. Relax, unwind and stay warm in Budapest’s thermal baths.
  9. Head to Copenhagen and visit the city’s amusement park, Tivoli Gardens, for thrills and Christmas magic.
  10.  Not a fan of the cold weather? Spain, Greece, Portugal and Croatia offer warmer temperatures and are less crowded in the off-season.

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