The Best Cities in the World to Experience Christmas

The Best Cities in the World to Experience Christmas

Boston

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Snow-covered Boston feels even cozier during the holidays, even with its often frigid temperatures. Celebrate a classic New England Christmas with a walk among the seasonal ambiance of gas-lit Beacon Hill, enjoy the lights show at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, and take in a festive concert from the famous Boston Pops. Then, snuggle up by the fire—maybe you'll even get snowed in! If you'd prefer that, find out the best worldwide destinations where you're guaranteed to have a white Christmas.

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Edinburgh, Scotland

The famous Christmas Market at Edinburgh, Scotland. Night lights lit up setting a lovely scene against the night sky.Philip Birtwistle/Shutterstock

If you like your Christmas carols played on bagpipes, travel to the mix of ancient and modern that is Edinburgh. From the medieval Royal Mile heading up to Edinburgh Castle to the six-week Christmas festival on George Street in the city's New Town, Edinburgh comes alive with holiday merriment to entertain visitors. Then, stay for Hogmanay, the Scottish New Year's celebration that's an even bigger deal than Christmas. Didn't know that? Find out some more fascinating fun facts about the holiday season.

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Nuremberg, Germany

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If you're looking for a genuine German Christmas market, you'll have to head to (where else?) Germany itself. Although Christkindlesmarkts abound throughout the country, one of the best-loved is in the Bavarian city of Nuremberg. Among the medieval buildings and stone walls of the city's Old Town, the 400-year-old market lies in the shadow of the Gothic Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady). Sample its sausage, gingerbread, and mulled wine; browse the unique shops, and meet the Christkind, the angel-like symbol of the market. Stay closer to home with the most festive Christmas town in every state.

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