If you’re in Europe during Christmas season, that is, from NOW to approx. end of December, there are some must-dos that we can’t recommend enough. From the traditional and bustling Christmas Markets in Germany, Central London’s most extravagant light displays, Christmas in Salzburgian Lake District, to some of the finest and trendy Christmas food sampling in Copenhagen, you name it!

 

Here are some of our top picks for things to do in Europe during Christmas season:

1. German Christmas Market Tour from Frankfurt

If there is only one Christmas market you can visit, it has to be one in Germany, where the Christmas market tradition is originated. Join our Germany Christmas Market Tour from Frankfurt and enjoy the tempting aromas, the festive glow and the wonderful sounds of the season. You will visit the Rhine Valley, Rüdesheim Christmas Market and finishing off with a traditional German Christmas Dinner: savory roasted goose with dumplings, gravy and red cabbage – simply delicious!!

 

2. Biking, Taking a bus, or even better, Cruising to enjoy London during Christmas

If you’re a Christmas nut and want to fill your London experience with festive cheer, you need to wrap up warm, grab a bike and follow our guide through bustling Christmas markets, Hyde Park’s spectacular Winter Wonderland and Central London’s most extravagant light displays!

Another of our favorite is to take the Night Open Top Bus Tour On Christmas Eve. The twinkling lights of London glow even brighter during December and this open top bus tour will take you right into the midst of the festivities on one of the most joyful days of the year!

You can also enjoy a panoramic tour of London’s celebrated landmarks and view the colorful ceremony of the Changing of the Guard on the 24th of December! Bask in the magnificence of St. Paul’s Cathedral, see the magnificent Tower of London and embark upon a modern Millennium Riverliner to marvel at London’s celebrated sights from the river.

 

3. Christmas Chamber Concert in Budapest

Spend Christmas at a chamber concert in the beautiful neo-baroque theater of the Danube Palace. Hear a special program assembled by the Danube Chamber Orchestra just for the occasion. After the concert, you have the option to continue your night with a dinner cruise down the River Danube, to admire the city in the night time, with all the Christmas lights creating a unique scenery.

 

4. Explore Florence At Christmas Time: Churches, Nativity Scenes & Amazing Monuments

Experience the the magical atmosphere of Florence at Christmas! Take in the special atmosphere of serenity and peace of the Basilica di San Miniato al Monte dipping into the Christmas Spirit and get captured by the seduction of the art and the charm of the Monuments and Palaces located in the heart of Florence, made even more fascinating thanks to Christmas lights and decorations.

 

5. Enjoy Christmas in the Salzburgian Lake District and Experience the Silent Night, Holy Night Christmas Tour from Salzburg

From Salzburg to the Lake District, this tour will get you into the festive feeling! Visit the Christmas markets, and be enchanted by thousands of candles and lanterns and the tallest candle of Austria among them all.

Take a trip to Oberndorf where "Silent Night, Holy Night" song was performed for the first time in 1818. You will visit Silent Night Chapel and the Silent Night Museum and join a Christmas celebration in the Silent Night Chapel.

 

6. Copenhagen Christmas Food Walking Tour

Christmas is a time for foodies! Denmark has some of the strongest and most delicious Christmas traditions in the world. Join us and you will learn about the many fascinating traditions, rituals, myths and legends that surround a Danish Christmas.

 

7. Christmas Spirit Walking Tour in Stockholm

Join us for a unique experience that will certainly get you in a festive mood. Christmas is one of Sweden's most beloved holidays and the preparations begin weeks in advance. Stroll through the Old Town to learn all about how the Swedes celebrate Christmas today, and how they did so in ancient times.

 

For more exciting things to do during Christmas season to get you into the holiday mood, follow Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer!