Best Christmas breaks in Spain and Europe

Best Christmas breaks in Spain and Europe

Are you looking forward to Christmas but still haven’t decided how you are going to celebrate it? You’re not the only one! Lots of people living abroad are looking for exciting plans to make the most of the most wonderful time of the year! In this blog, we give you some great ideas for where to spend Christmas breaks in Spain and around Europe.

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The Andalusian city not only offers nice weather, but also one of the most beautiful light displays in Spain. During the Christmas holidays, the Larios street and its surroundings become a huge tunnel of lights that will leave you speechless. Not only you will get to enjoy this, but you will also get to celebrate with your loved ones in the most amazing restaurants next to the beach.

…Is there a better way of waiting for Santa Claus than staring at the sunset and walking around a city full of hope and excitement? Don’t miss it!

Jijona, Alicante

One of the best things about Christmas is that you get to eat as much as you want and not even feel guilty about it. Have you ever tried “turrón”? Jijona is well-known for its almond turrón and over the Christmas break there are several tastings so that you can learn all about it and also eat lots and lots while enjoying this beautiful city.


Did you know that one of the Christmas traditions in Majorca has become an Intangible Heritage of Humanity? That’s right! Every 24 December the Balearic Islands celebrate midnight mass with the chant of the Sybil sang by a child holding a sword. This tradition only exists in Italy and Mallorca.

Best Christmas breaks in Spain and Europe Paris-min


The city of lights is not only perfect when you want a romantic getaway, but also when you want to feel the Christmas spirit on every corner and enjoy the most beautiful decorations and atmosphere. From the beginning of November, Paris becomes a twinkling paradise and offers the most magical variety of activities for people of all ages. Here are some things you cannot miss this 2017:

  • Holiday lights and displays
  • Christmas markets
  • Ice Rinks
  • Notre-Dame Cathedral
  • Disneyland Paris


Christmas in Austria is definitely something you want to experience! The city of Mozart offers a fairy-tale atmosphere during this time of the year. You will get to listen to live advent concerts, visit the most beautiful Christmas markets you will ever see and drink Gluhwein while watching the parades or exhibitions the city offers. Did you know that this is the city where “Silent night” was born? Don’t be surprised If you bump into a choir in the middle of the street singing beautiful Christmas Carols.

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