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Cruising to Christmas in Europe

Christmas is celebrated by Christians in many different ways across the world, and even in many places by non-Christian folk. Most celebrations involve traditions like gift giving, carol singing, religious services and sharing special meals. I enjoy that time of the year because of the positive spirit around and naturally because of the seemingly endless supply of delicious food. While the joy shared in the festive season seems to be global, regardless of religious persuasion, I have always found Europe to be the most obviously (and joyously!) geared for celebrations. Over the last few years we have been taking one or two short breaks to European cities every December to experience how different parts of Europe transform during this time. Despite the great variety of traditions, you will find most European cities elaborately decorated and lit up, bustling with activity and heaving with food. This year we decided to explore several new cities and did this by going on a Viking River Christmas Market Cruise. Continue reading Cruising to Christmas in Europe