Like every other major American city, Miami glitters and sparkles at Christmas time, with one party after another in the city’s countless chic clubs.

Like every other major American city, Miami glitters and sparkles at Christmas time, with one party after another in the city’s countless chic clubs.

8. Lapland

Where Santa Claus really lives

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Lots of snow, unbelievable silence and days when the sun never rises: «There is a very special, indescribable and fascinating atmosphere,» says Tina Lang from Fintouring. The northern lights are particularly nice to look at. A visit to Santa Claus, who lives near Rovaniemi, is also a must. Those who like it adventurous and are physically fit can also take part in a dog or snowmobile tour. Temperatures can drop to minus 20 degrees in December. However, you do not need to completely re-dress yourself: Most tour operators provide clothing for tours.

9. Caribbean

With the ship criss-crossing the islands of the Antilles

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Guadalupe, Martinique, Dominica, Barbados: even the names of these Caribbean islands sound like music. They promise blue sea, white sandy beaches and coconut palms. You can get to know the islands of the Antilles on board a cruise ship. You can snorkel along the way, and dolphins and whales can be seen; When going ashore, you can stroll through the Dominican capital Santo Domingo, which was founded by Columbus’ brother and is considered one of the most beautiful in the Caribbean, or hike to hot springs in the rainforest in Dominica. And at Christmas you toast with a glass of Caribbean rum on board.

10 Canary Islands

Spring mood for Christmas and a nativity scene made of sand

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The Canary Islands are nicknamed «Islands of Eternal Spring» for a reason. Even in winter it is usually a little more than 20 degrees, the water temperature is just below that, with the southern coasts being sunnier than the northern ones. It’s a bit cool for swimming, but the islands offer more than sandy beaches and the sea. You can discover the volcanic landscape around Pico del Teide on Tenerife, at 3,718 meters the highest mountain in Spain, numerous hiking routes on the green island of La Palma, the colorful town of Puerto de Mogán on Gran Canaria or the historic core of Las Palmas . Every year a huge nativity scene is built out of sand on Las Canteras beach.

11. Easter Island

Like Christmas and Easter together: a trip to the South Seas

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Christmas on Christmas Island would of course be more appropriate, but for the island in the Indian Ocean the following applies: bad travel time. So rather on Easter Island. «The climate, the culture, around which there are many myths, the remote location of the island and the fascinating stone figures may not create a ‘Christmas feeling'», says Anja Bacher from Dertour. «But there is also going to church and Christmas dinner. However, songs with South Sea flair are played by a band in the church.» And when is the best time to travel to Christmas Island? That’s right, it’s best to go there at Easter.

12. Vacation in a hut

Peace, romance and the ski slopes right outside the front door

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You have left the hustle and bustle of the city behind you, a fire is burning in the fireplace, and the ski slope and toboggan run are not far away either. Spending the holidays in a snow-covered hut in the mountains promises idyll. Although many quarters are booked out months in advance, there are still accommodations available in most federal states, for example on

www.huetten.com

or

www.almliesl.com

. You don’t have to worry about having to cook your Christmas dinner in a wood-burning stove or having to cool your drinks outside in the snow in front of the door: Most huts are equipped like apartments.https://123helpme.me/to-kill-a-mockingbird-essay/

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Advent is often described as a contemplative time of silence. All too often, this is countered by the hectic pre-Christmas hustle and bustle – not least at Advent markets. Among other things, you can enjoy Advent away from the hustle and bustle at these nine Christmas markets.

Advent market in the Loamgrui

In the Lower Austrian community of Unterstinkenbrunn, the rustic cellar lane buildings of

Loamgrui

its doors: Behind it is an original Christmas market – actually an entire Christmas village – far from the hustle and bustle, with handicrafts and a number of delicacies from the region.

© Weinviertel Tourismus / Bartl

Incidentally, this is not the only Kellergasse Advent market in the Weinviertel. Among other things, there is still that

Advent in Hadres

– in the longest cellar lane in the country -, the creative advent at Stillfrieder Kellerberg or the pre-advent in Schöngrabern.

Advent market in the Loamgrui

11/30 until 1.12. from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Advent in Hadres

7.12. and 8.12. from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 15.12. from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. © Weinviertel Tourismus / Bartl

Advent village at G’Schlössl Murtal

It’s also quiet, peaceful and traditional in Styria

Advent village at G’Schlössl Murtal

to. The Christmas market is idyllically located in the Park Park of the Hotel G’Schlössl. Visitors enjoy delicacies from the region or experience craftsmen, such as blacksmiths and turners, who demonstrate their art. A wide variety of natural products or handicrafts are offered for sale in the wooden hut stands. Music is made and sung – traditionally in Styria, of course – every day from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Events:

23.11 and 24.11. 30.11. And 01.12.7.12. and 8.12.14.12. and 15.12.20.12 and 21.12.22.12.

Fridays and Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sundays until 7 p.m.

Hellbrunn Advent Magic

In the city of Salzburg there are also beautiful Christmas markets, but if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, that’s on

Hellbrunn Advent market

precisely. It takes place every year in front of the picturesque backdrop of Hellbrunn Palace and is at least less crowded than many city Christmas markets. Visitors can register from November 21 to December 24. look forward to traditional live music and there are also artisans such as a glass blower on site.

© APA / BARBARA GINDL

Events

Monday to Friday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Christmas village Belvedere Palace

It is well known that in Vienna it is not so easy to find an Advent market away from the hustle and bustle. But this is an insider tip

Christmas village Belvedere Palace

. The Christmas market there is not as crowded as other markets in the city and offers a dignified atmosphere from November 22nd to December 26th. The stalls themselves are not overloaded and often present regional handicrafts to visitors to the Christmas market. Well-known national and international music groups and musicians such as the Austrian singer Ingrid Diem provide the background music.

© MAGMAG Events Promotion GmbH / Knoth

The only downer is the less than perfect connection to public transport for Vienna (either U1 Südtiroler Platz / main station or trams / bus to the Quartier Belvedere stop).

Events

Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, Sunday and December 8th. from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 26.12. from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Medieval Advent market in Vienna

In front of the Army History Museum in Vienna there is an Advent market of a different kind: a

medieval Christmas market

– with artisans and traders and a good medieval kitchen. In addition, barkers, jugglers and fencing demonstrations are part of the Christmas market – and not just exciting for children: There is a «lively Advent calendar» – this year with a kite – in which Christmas fairy tales are told. The highlight of the evening is a fire show.

By the way, entry to the Army History Museum and the Christmas market is free.

Events

11/28 from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. until 1.12. from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Advent market on the Pürgg

The Styrian

Advent market on the Pürgg

is something very special: you will look in vain for the conventional stands. Instead, the stables, garages or houses of the Pürgger residents are being converted into an Advent market – the whole place becomes a kind of Christmas market. The focus is on handicrafts from the region, and there is also a living nativity scene. Children get their money’s worth with baking and handicrafts, among other things.

Events

11/30 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 7.12. from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. 8.12. from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Mayrhofen Christmas Market

This is a Tyrolean delicacy

Mayrhofen Advent market on the forest festival square

, surrounded by old trees. Visitors can make themselves comfortable in front of an open fire and listen to the musicians and singers. Culinary delights include traditional Zillertal donuts, for example. The Advent bakery and a petting zoo offer children pre-Christmas entertainment. Anyone looking for the traditional and contemplative has come to the right place.

© Laurin Moser / Tirol Werbung

Events

30.11 and 1.12. from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 6.12. and 7.12. from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 13.12. until December 15th from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. December 20. and 21.12. from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Opening times from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Advent calendar village Steinbach a. d. Steyr

© @ by T-Man / Steyr info Advent calendar village Steinbach

The Upper Austrian

Advent calendar village Steinbach

Although it now attracts numerous visitors every year, the offer is still largely untouched by mass tourism. The village has been around for around 30 years, with regional delicacies, rare old handicrafts and festive Advent concerts taking center stage. The Advent calendar village got its name for a reason: «Listen, people, and let me tell you that the tower clock has already struck five», it says at 5 p.m., then every day (from December 1st to December 24th) there is one Advent calendar window open along the house front.

© @ by T-Man / Steyr info Advent calendar opening

Events

Daily except 1.12., 21.12. and 22.12. from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday 8 December and 15.12. from 10.00 a.m.

Advent market in Wolfsberg

Carinthia has some contemplative Advent markets to offer, like that

silent Advent in Pörtschach

or the

Advent on the Petzen

, the highest Christmas market in Austria. Those who like it romantic are at

Advent market in Wolfsberg

precisely. It runs along the Lavant, adorned with fairy lights that create a magical atmosphere. Further stands can be found in front of the town hall, in the center of the city. In addition to handmade Christmas items and handicrafts, culinary delicacies are also on offer.

Advent market in Wolfsberg

11/29 until 1.12. 6.12. until 8.12.13.12. until December 15, 20.12. until 22.12.

Opening times from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

You can find a list of beautiful Christmas markets all over Austria here!

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Advent is often described as a contemplative time of silence. All too often, this is countered by the hectic pre-Christmas hustle and bustle – not least at Advent markets. Among other things, you can enjoy Advent away from the hustle and bustle at these nine Christmas markets.

Advent market in the Loamgrui

In the Lower Austrian community of Unterstinkenbrunn, the rustic cellar lane buildings of

Loamgrui

its doors: Behind it is an original Christmas market – actually an entire Christmas village – far from the hustle and bustle, with handicrafts and a number of delicacies from the region.

© Weinviertel Tourismus / Bartl

Incidentally, this is not the only Kellergasse Advent market in the Weinviertel. Among other things, there is still that

Advent in Hadres

– in the longest cellar lane in the country -, the creative advent at Stillfrieder Kellerberg or the pre-advent in Schöngrabern.

Advent market in the Loamgrui

11/30 until 1.12. from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Advent in Hadres

7.12. and 8.12. from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 15.12. from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. © Weinviertel Tourismus / Bartl

Advent village at G’Schlössl Murtal

It’s also quiet, peaceful and traditional in Styria

Advent village at G’Schlössl Murtal

to. The Christmas market is idyllically located in the Park Park of the Hotel G’Schlössl. Visitors enjoy delicacies from the region or experience craftsmen, such as blacksmiths and turners, who demonstrate their art. A wide variety of natural products or handicrafts are offered for sale in the wooden hut stands. Music is made and sung – traditionally in Styria, of course – every day from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Events:

23.11 and 24.11. 30.11. And 01.12.7.12. and 8.12.14.12. and 15.12.20.12 and 21.12.22.12.

Fridays and Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sundays until 7 p.m.

Hellbrunn Advent Magic

In the city of Salzburg there are also beautiful Christmas markets, but if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, that’s on

Hellbrunn Advent market

precisely. It takes place every year in front of the picturesque backdrop of Hellbrunn Palace and is at least less crowded than many city Christmas markets. Visitors can register from November 21 to December 24. look forward to traditional live music and there are also artisans such as a glass blower on site.

© APA / BARBARA GINDL

Events

Monday to Friday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Christmas village Belvedere Palace

It is well known that in Vienna it is not so easy to find an Advent market away from the hustle and bustle.