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best place to spend Christmas in Europe ?
You would have to give us a lot more info so some of us can try and advise.

What are your likes and dislikes?

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As Annie says, it really depends on what you are looking for ...

Germany is always a winner for atmoshpere, especially in the run up to Christmas with all their Markets.

For snow & skiing, then you are looking to the counties with a foot in the Alps or Dolomites.

For sunshine, you are down in the Med

For the Northern Lights you are heading up North to Norway, Sweden etc. and if you are lucky parts of Scotland. btw next year is supposed to be the most active for a long time.

Then of course if you are thinking of staying over the New Year, it had to be Edinburgh or the amazing firework display in Madeira.

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i think London is the best place to enjoy Christmas.
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i think London is the best place to enjoy Christmas.
Would not be my first choice - too manic.

I like Vienna and Prague.

Slightly off topic,I would love to be in Vienna for the New Year's Day concert.

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Scotland for snow, scenery & whiskey

Germany has great markets

Else, best place is with the family - renting a cottage or cabin with a real open fire makes it better
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For Christmas Day itself, Jerusalem and Bethlehem; just a short flight from most of Europe. Most of Europe is really cold over Christmas so we opted for two weeks in Israel and Jordan. Christmas Day in Jerusalem and New Years Eve and Day in Petra.

Other great places for Christmas would be Vienna (although I agree New Years is best) and Rome. Christmas markets in Germany leading up to Christmas are fantastic; I just don't know what is actually going on Christmas Day.
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I would love to spend Christmas in Vienna
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i think London is the best place to enjoy Christmas.
So you are not looking for a place just opinions
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So you are not looking for a place just opinions
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Best places in Europe? there is a lot of diversity here in Europe, but i do love London in the winter especially when it snows, plus i live about 2 hours away . I went to Germany when i was younger too, i cant remember the city it might have been cologne but the sausages are amazing and they have loads of market stalls selling hot chocolate and beer. But if i was to go anywhere in Europe during Christmas it would have to be Vienna, they have a market every year and its full of lights and hundreds of stalls selling proper gingerbread and loads of gift ideas.
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We were going to do what we thought was a perfect way to spend Christmas in Europe; a river cruise on the Uniworld S.S. Antoinette for their Holiday Market cruise on the Rhine. All the towns are decorated for the holidays and all have wonderful holiday markets, shows, food, drink, entertainment, etc. making for a wonderful experience.

Unfortunately, our son got sick the day we were to leave and had to cancel. Perhaps we'll try again this year.

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I would say that best place to spend Christmas is Italy and Paris - warm, friendly, festive atmosphere, excellent cuisine, big pleasure.
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As Christmas is the best event of the Year it becomes more joyful and entertaining if you got some nice place to celebrate if as you just mentioned in you forum.

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I'll be spending Christmas in Europe with family, either Germany or Ireland not sure yet
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Would not be my first choice - too manic.

I like Vienna and Prague.

Slightly off topic,I would love to be in Vienna for the New Year's Day concert.

Annie
Interesting that this old thread got resurrected.

Annie, after a long cruise Dubai to Cape Town, we are going to spend three days in London over Christmas. You say it is "too manic;" sounds actually a bit fun. What should we try to fit into a short time (we arrive on 23rd and leave on 26th)?

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