City breaks at Christmas

I’ve been feeling overwhelmed with life lately and if I’m honest the thought of getting away sounds amazing. And although I know this isn’t feasible at present I still find my mind wandering to all the cities I would love to see.

A street at evening, lit bu streetlights and with snow dancing in the sky.

New York

New York is somewhere I have wanted to go for years, especially at Christmastime. Thanks to many a festive film I find myself daydreaming about this beautiful city and all that it has to offer at this time of year.

I long to see the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center. The tradition of the tree started in 1933 and now sees thousands line the streets for the iconic tree lighting ceremony which is also broadcast live to millions.

There are so many magical things to do and see in NYC. From Radio City, Christmas Spectacular to Cocoa and Carols Holiday Cruise. I imagine everyone feels festive when visiting this city in December.

This was Christmas Eve in New York. The city dressed in richest stones and trinkets. This was the city trying to match the gems from her endless treasure chest against the winking and sparking brilliants in Heaven’s vault. A city bathed in Christmas peace, breathing carols into the night. This was City Magnificent.”
Meyer Berger

Copenhagen

The Danish capital is renowned for its Christmas markets. But did you know that one of its must see places is Tivoli gardens. Famous for being the  oldest amusement park in the world, Tivoli really comes to life at Christmas.

From the 17th of November to New Years Eve will find over 1000 Christmas trees completely covered in lights. Adorned with over 70,000 baubles and other decorations. And let’s not forget Santa claus, a Christmas market and a fairytale theatre, thst offers Christmas pantomimes and ballets.

You can also board the Elf Train and ride through the snow-covered mountains and Christmas landscapes.

Everything about Tivoli at Christmas makes me think of the Santa Claus movies that I watched growing up. From wooden huts to hot chocolate I find myself feeling festive just thinking about it.

Brussels

Heading to Brussels in December will allow you to enjoy the captivating Winter Wonders.  Throughout the city you will find a whole host of Winter Wonder events, from the giant ferris wheel to the magical Christmas market.

With over 200 tradional snow dusted wooden chalets this charming christnas market offers a glimpse into Christmasses past that stretches 2km.

Inverness

Inverness holds a special place in my heart and whilst I would recommend it for any time of the year, December is extra magical.

Head to Whin Park for some festive fun at winter wonderland. Packed with wonderful illuminations, Father Christmas, his reindeers and other festive friends, Whin Park is a sight to behold and with free admission a real gem.

Last but not least, lets not forget that Inverness also offers us the chance to see the Northern Lights, with Autumn and Winter being the best months to see them.

*This is a collaborative post 

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