Christmas 2009 in Europe: hotels and fairs

Christmas 2009 in Europe: hotels and fairs
Christmas in Europe - one of the tourist peaks on the continent
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Christmas in Europe – is a time for traditional consumer boom, which is hotted up by the numerous fairs. Hotels in Prague, Stockholm, Paris, London and other European cities will host tourists, who want to see the magnificence of capitals on Christmas Eve and buy gifts. The portal offers its visitors an overview of a number of Christmas fairs and some of the brightest events on Christmas Eve in Europe.

Christmas Fair in Prague, Czech Republic, November 28, 2009 - January 1, 2010. Old Town Square - the center of Christmas events in the capital of the Czech Republic. This is where the main Christmas tree is set in Prague, garlands of which are lit every evening in December at five o'clock. Another center of celebrations - Wenceslas Square. Among the tourist mandatory activities : tasting strudel and grilled sausages in Prague, as well as watching a play after the Biblical legends of the birth of Christ on the Old Town Square. As for accommodation, a number of hotels in Prague still have free rooms at Christmas. These include Best Western Hotel Meteor Plaza, Kempinski Hybernská Prague, Prague Marriott Hotel and Carlo IV A Boscolo Luxury Hotel.

Christmas fair in Skansen, Stockholm, Sweden, November 28 - December 20. Unique ethnographic complex, the name of which has become synonymous for many museums-clones around the world, Skansen on Djurgården island is hosting one of the oldest Christmas markets of Sweden, which was first held here in 1903. Ability to stay in two steps from the fair is offered to visitors by a historic hotel Scandic Hasselbacken.

Festival of lights in Calais, France, December 12-20, 2009. Christmas in France - it is always bright illumination. Traditional turning on of lights on the Champs Elysees in Paris is almost a nation-wide event. However, other cities in France keep up with Paris. The port of Calais is also able to amaze visitors with its festival of lights and parades Sommets de Noël, which name can be translated as “Christmas Top”. Besides buildings and elements of urban architecture, including hotels, decorated with multicolored lights, Calais offers tourists several unusual events. Such, for example, as a colorful procession of the Grand Parade, where the role of honorary guests is performed by live turkeys.

International Horse Exhibition, London, December 15-21. London remains true to itself. British passion for equestrian sport is reflected in one of the world's largest exhibitions in the field of equestrian business, which takes place on Christmas Eve. Venue of the event is Olympia Exhibition Center. Those, who wish to see the best that exists today in equestrian sport, will have to fork out. The price for the tickets to the competition ranges from 25 to 51 pounds.

Circumnavigando Festival, Genoa, Italy, 17 - 20 December 2009. While most cities in Italy have launched usual active trade of souvenirs, the legendary marine capital of the country - Genoa offers its guests a circus show, which takes place directly on the streets of the city. Circumnavigando Festival is an opportunity to see the circus in the form in which it existed in Europe during the Middle Ages. Clowns, jugglers and acrobats perform their shows in the historical center of Genoa.

Christmas Swim, Nice, France, December 20. Extravagant French never get tired of finding ways to attract tourists. Nice, the capital of the Riviera, just does not want to say goodbye to the summer. Ben de Noel, Christmas Swim, starts near the famous Promenade des Anglais, on Rudder beach five days before Christmas.

Date: 18/12/2009


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