If you’re traveling, and don’t want to miss experiencing the Christmas Spirit, there are tons of local and international Christmas tours and markets that will make you feel jolly. Here are five favorites.
Winter Wonderland in London
Taking place in the world-famous Hyde Park, Winter Wonderland runs through Jan. 4, 2015, and is part market, part amusement park. After browsing the unique holiday trinkets at the market, pick an attraction. There’s a circus, ice rink, thrill rides, children’s area and a life-sized ice kingdom to explore. Finish the day with a warm cocktail at one of the bars or a bratwurst from the Bavarian Village.
Christmastime on the Seine in Paris
This winter cruise makes sure you’ll experience the best of the “City of Lights.” On disembarking days, you’ll walk Paris streets, explore the Rouen Christmas Market and have the option to visit Versailles and the Louvre. In-between days will be spent practicing French and learning traditional recipes.
Christmas Fair at Vorosmarty Square in Budapest
Running until Dec. 31, the fair at Vorosmarty offers light-painting shows at Café Gerbeaud and homemade gift stalls until Christmas Eve. Local foods like Kurtoskalacs (cinnamon pastries), dodolle (potato dumplings) and Langos(fried bread) are also sold.
Holiday Tour at Disneyland in California
Through Jan. 6, Disneyland guests can watch parades, enjoy themed attractions and eat delicious, wintry treats.
A Slice of Brooklyn’s Christmas Light Tour
Rather than flocking to Rockefeller Center, try a unique approach to Christmastime in NYC with this Christmas Light Tour. Visit the Dyker Heights area of Brooklyn and marvel at the mechanical displays and larger-than-life figurines. Hot chocolate and authentic cannoli is included.
Every avid traveler knows Captain C.B. “Sully” Sullenberger, the heroic pilot who landed a US Airways aircraft in the Hudson River in 2009. However, a museum in North Carolina now honors Sullenberger in a new way, with the renaming of Carolinas Aviation Museum. Moving forward, the museum will be known as Sullenberger Aviation Museum. The name change also comes with a location change, as the museum plans a new facility next to Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
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Authentic Caribbean food, power couple owners and vibrant décor: What better way to enjoy a meal in New York City than at Kokomo? Living in or visiting the Big Apple doesn’t mean relinquishing traditional, flavorful foods and dishes from around the world, and at Kokomo, guests are instantly transported to the sandy beaches of the Caribbean through cocktails, delicious meals and a colorful ambiance.
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