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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well, indeed it is. As the festive capitals get ready for a magical season ahead, it’s hard to miss out on going through such an experience. So, here are 5 destinations that pretty much tick all the boxes!
Article Written by Mirella Haddad
With a festive market that’s voted as a winner of the European Best Christmas Markets, Basel would certainly steal the lights this year. Since traditions make it the most beautiful and largest festive city in Switzerland, it’s definitely worth the visit. From the radiant lights to the facades of the shops and the tall pine trees that embrace the streets, the festive spirit will make your holidays really enjoyable.
New York City, United Stated of America
The festive season is simply magical in New York City. From the bright lights to the impressive trees and enjoying a delicious hot cocoa as you shop for amazing gifts, it’s only natural to visit the city at this time of the year at least once in a lifetime!
Would you miss out the chance to visit Santa Claus’s hometown during the festive season? Besides the town’s landscapes that are dressed in white, you will get to experience the northern lights. Try your best to book yourself one of the stunning igloo accommodations this place has to offer and take your experience to a whole new level.
Romance, magic and delicious festive bakery set Vienna’s festive season apart. Its prettiest squares make it a truly magical destination, as well as its many festive markets. However, the traditional “Vienna Magic of Advent” that literally transforms the City Hall Square into a fairytale perfectly defines the Viennese version of festivities.
Winter Wonders is the end-of-year event that will truly immerse you in the festive atmosphere taking over Brussels. The magical lights from the Great North, the original gift ideas, and great classics such as the captivating sound and light at the Grand Palace and the majestic tree is what makes this season special and unique in Belgium.