A foodie’s guide to Europe’s Christmas fare

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There is more to Christmas travel than just winter sports and Christmas markets. One of my favourite things about this time of year is that no matter where you travel, delicious food is inevitably a part of the celebrations. Christmas is a great time of year to experience culture and tradition through your taste buds. If you’re a travel-loving foodie …

KerrynA foodie’s guide to Europe’s Christmas fare

‘Tis the season: Get into the holiday spirit at Europe’s Christmas festivals

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What better way to get yourself into the holiday spirit than at one of Europe’s Christmas festivals? This time of year snow-covered towns host delightful Christmas festivals with sparkling lights, carol singing, market stalls and mulled wine. From delicious food in Padstow to irreverent traditions in Barcelona, here are some charming Christmas festivals you can visit for a memorable festive …

Kerryn‘Tis the season: Get into the holiday spirit at Europe’s Christmas festivals

Hogmanay in Edinburgh

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Scotland is an ideal location to spend Christmas and New Year. The Scots are well known for their extravagant New Year’s Eve celebration, referred to up North as Hogmanay: needless to say it involve lots of dancing and even more whisky! Edinburgh hosts Europe’s largest open-air ice rink, located in Princes Street Gardens. Many shops offer late-night shopping during December …

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Staying together: visit a Christmas market

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Last week Gillian Crawshaw looked at the upcoming spooky festivities of Halloween, today we are jumping just a little ahead and getting ready for Christmas. Though it’s still October the shops are starting to stock mince pies and if you have been to a big department store you might already have seen a Christmas tree or two. If you are …

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Christmas shopping in historic style

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London is one of the world’s great cities and its history goes back thousands of years. During Christmas visitors come from all over the world to do their shopping and the city is a veritable festive showground with brilliantly lit streets festooned with fabulous decorations. If you’re looking to combine luxury, style and something quirkily different, have a wander round …

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