Festive Ideas – European Celebrations

Strasbourg Christmas Market

Strasbourg Christmas Market

Around the country between November and January, historic houses, gardens and city centres stage festive events and Brenda Watkinson brings you the latest update of what’s on offer this year.

It’s not just in the UK that groups can get in a festive mood as those who want a longer break can find plenty of choice for seasonally themed itineraries in Europe.

River cruises along the Rhine take in the famous Christmas markets of Cologne and Strasbourg, among other destinations, while holidays in the Alps and Scandinavia offer inspiring views and wintry scenes of frozen waterfalls and snow-capped mountains.

Cologne Christmas Market

Cologne Christmas Market

Capital cities across the continent from Amsterdam to Zagreb take on festive style too, with main squares decorated with Christmas trees festooned with twinkling lights and decorations, open-air entertainment and a huge variety of local food and drink to sample.

Tour operators such as those nominated as finalists in this year’s Group Travel Awards – IOW Tours, Airedale Tours, Dunwood Travel, Interchoice Holidays, Just for Groups!, Travelsphere and the winner Greatdays Travel Group – will all give you inspiration of where in Europe you and your group can go and to tailor a break to your specific needs.

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