Updated: Dec 25, 2021
Merry Christmas! Here is a list of all the best events that happen on Christmas, globally.
With humble beginnings as an open-air Christmas market in Hyde Park, Winter Wonderland has since grown into an extravaganza with ice skating, shows, roller coaster rides, street food stalls, festive bars and live music.
CHRISTMAS FAIR BUDAPEST-HUNGARY
The time period of this event is November 19 – December 31. This event includes Budapest Christmas Markets, Vörösmarty Square Christmas Market, philosopher's Garden and the Castle, ice Skating Under the Castle, Budapest Thermal Baths in Winter, sledding in Budapest.
WINTERFEST BOAT PARADE-USA
Boat parades are a waterway event with illuminated boats. This signature event hosts 100 decorated vessels traveling east to the Intracoastal waterway and heading north to Lake Santa Barbara in Pompano Beach.
CHRISTMAS IN STRASBOURG-FRANCE
The Christmas markets in Strasbourg spreads out across the center of the town, focused around Cathedral square and Place Broglie where hundreds of stalls sell ornaments, toys, food and mulled wine to keep you warm as you browse. Discover the magic of Christmas in Strasbourg.
KARKOW CHRISTMAS MARKET-POLAND
Nowadays the Krakow Christmas market materializes in late November, in the shape of scores of wooden stalls. They sell a wide range of varied Christmas decorations, gifts, toys, sweets and other foods, cards, etc. Besides shopping one can savor hot, nutritious dishes alfresco and/or help oneself to mulled wine.
GENDARMENMARKT CHRISTMAS MARKET-GERMANY
It is the luxurious offering among Berlin's Christmas markets: in the arts and crafts tent, artists offer fine crafts indoors and in heated tents fans of gourmet cuisine can feast in a festive ambience.
SANTA CALUS VILLAGE-FINLAND
THINGS TO BE DONE IN SANTA CALUS VILLAGE
1) Post A Christmas Card from Santa Claus Main Post Office
2) Say Hi to Huskies & Reindeer
3) Try Snowmobiles
4) Snowman World (winter)
5) Accommodate in Extraordinary Places
6) Eat Well
7) Visit Elf's Farm Yard
8) Visit Santa Claus' Home Cavern Santa Park.
CHRISTMAS IN ICE
Experience a slightly different take on the Christmas festival in the town of North Pole, Alaska. The city 14 miles south of Fairbanks, trucks in about 2.2 million pounds of ice, which talented sculptors then turn into amazing works of art. When the ice chips stop flying, the Christmas in Ice festival is a forest of beautifully lit, intricately carved Christmas ice sculptures. In North Pole, one thing sponsors don't have to worry about is a warm spell ruining the festival.
SAN JUAN CHRISTMAS-PUERTO RICO
Christmas in Puerto Rico is a unique event, known for its Parrandas- a twist on the well-known Christmas caroling where friends and family gather in the evening, sometimes very, very late, to surprise friends at their homes, and then go from one house to the next singing traditional Christmas songs.
FANTASY IN LIGHTS-USA
Festive music fills the air as you cruise past 16 illuminated Christmas scenes, featuring gigantic wreaths, larger-than-life nutcrackers, and a brand-new enchanting Tunnel of Lights that surrounds your family with a colorful array of dancing lights.