Vienna Christmas Market

Vienna Christmas Market 2022

November 10, 2022 - January 4, 2023
It’s the season to be merry, but one Christmas Market stands out from the crowd – well it is the original one after all. Not that the Vienna Christmas Market...
Salzburg Christmas Market

Salzburg Christmas Market 2022

November 17, 2022 - January 1, 2023
If you are planning to take a trip to a Christmas market this year, you could do far worse than travelling to Austria’s world-heritage city Salzburg, home of Mozart. Currently,...
Winchester Christmas Market

Winchester Christmas Market 2022

November 18 - December 22
A highlight of the festive season, Winchester Christmas Market opens on 17 November. Since 2006 the market has been recognised as one of the leading Christmas Festivals...
Stockholm Christmas Market Gamla Stan

Stockholm Christmas Market 2022, Sweden

November 19 - December 23
Few cities embrace the festive spirit as wholeheartedly as the Swedish capital. The Stockholm Christmas Market is not just a solitary affair but a series of gatherings that appear across...

Sustainable Berlin Christmas Markets 2022

November 21, 2022 - January 15, 2023
As befits such a dynamic and cosmopolitan city Berlin has not one but 70 Christmas markets, many of which have adopted a sustainable...

Dresden Christmas Market 2022: Striezelmarkt

November 23 - December 24
This year, once more the Dresden Christmas Market, or Striezelmarkt, will take over the Saxon Baroque city for the 587th time. Originating in 1434, Striezelmarkt is one of the oldest...
Brussels Christmas Market 2018

Brussels Christmas Market 2022

November 25, 2022 - January 1, 2023
The Brussels Christmas Market is no doubt one of the best in Europe for food and atmosphere. Winter Wonders – as the market is dubbed – runs over two kilometres...
Hornbill Festival

Hornbill Festival 2022 in Nagaland, India

December 1 - December 10
The biggest event of indigenous warrior tribes in India’s Nagaland state, the 10-day Hornbill Festival sees singing, dance and sports performances mix...
Absorbed_by_Light Amsterdam Light Festival

Amsterdam Light Festival 2022

December 1, 2022 - January 22, 2023
The streets and canals of Amsterdam will once more host the ninth Amsterdam Light Festival this winter, from 10 December, 2020 to 3 January, 2021...
Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Festive Fayre

December 2 @ 10:00 am - December 4 @ 6:00 pm GMT
Hampton Court Festive Fayre is a wonderful festive food lover's treat replete with artisan food, drink and perfect gifts...
Malton Christmas Festival

Malton Christmas Festival 2022

December 3 @ 9:00 am - December 4 @ 3:30 pm GMT
Held in the Yorkshire market town of Malton, the Malton Christmas Festival is two days of food, music and fun held across the weekend...
Whirling Dervishes

Konya Whirling Dervishes Festival 2022

December 7 - December 17
Each December the Turkish city of Konya will host one of the most exquisite ceremonies of spirituality with the mesmerising beauty of the Whirling Dervishes...

Menorca Celebrates 30 Years Biosphere Reserve

As Menorca’s year of recognition as a European Region of Gastronomy draws to a close, it looks forward to 2023, which will mark its 30th anniversary as a UNESCO Natural Biosphere…

Valencia Named European Green Capital 2024

Valencia has been chosen as the European Green Capital 2024, a distinction with which the European Commission recognises and rewards cities* which have implemented…

Valencia, WTACH Culture Heritage Tourism Summit

Visit Valencia has partnered with The World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage (WTACH) to host the world’s first tourism summit dedicated to the protection and preservation…

Tallinn, Europe’s 13th Green Capital

In 2023, Estonia’s capital city, Tallinn, will become Europe’s 13th Green Capital with a goal of becoming a model city for sustainable governance. As one of the best-preserved…



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New Climate-positive Travel in Skellefteå

The world’s tallest hotel made almost exclusively from wood, has now opened for guests at the birthplace of cross-country skiing – Skellefteå. Perfect for couples and families, a five-day Wood…

The MoonWalk Iceland 2023

Travel to the stunning shores of Lake Myvatn and take part in The MoonWalk Iceland, a midnight marathon that raises much needed money and awareness for vital breast cancer causes….

Experience the Trans-Bhutan Trail Responsibly

Activist holiday company Responsible Travel has launched two local-guided Trans-Bhutan Trail adventures to mark the reopening of the trail. The 403-kilometre trail reopened in March 2022 for the first time in…

A New Beginning for Bhutan

Reopening to tourism for the first time since March 2020, the land of the thunder dragon will once again invite visitors to discover its awe-inspiring landscapes, nurturing people and incomparable…

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