Our worldwide bunch right here at Pai HQ have put their heads collectively and compiled the final word assortment of actions and days out to get you feeling festive.
So from London to Paris, by way of Berlin and Copenhagen, we’ve obtained you sorted.
You’re in… COPENHAGEN
Day: There are Christmas markets galore in Copenhagen, however in case you fancy one thing much more conventional hop on the prepare to Rosendal.
Simply 45 minutes north of the town, it’s an old school farmer’s market the place you’ll be able to choose up presents and revel in conventional Danish Christmas treats. Better of all, you’ll be able to select a Christmas tree from the sustainable plantation and minimize it down your self!
Night time: As soon as darkness falls, head to Kongens Nytorv (Kings Sq.), stopping to admire the attractive lights on the Lodge d’Angelterre earlier than gliding (or sliding) throughout the ice-skating rink.
If you happen to’re fortunate sufficient to be in Copenhagen on 13th Decemember, head to Tivoli Gardens to see the Santa Lucia procession – 100 ladies from Copenhagen choirs, singing by candlelight.
You’re in… LONDON
Day: Keep away from the crowds and head to Maltby Road Market early on a Saturday morning for a hearty breakfast courtesy of the well-known St John bakery, washed down with a mince pie or two. You would possibly even choose up just a few Christmas presents from the nice collection of artisan meals.
Fancy one thing a bit extra central? The Christmas market on the South Financial institution at all times has an excellent array of foodie treats.
Night time: For a few of us right here at Pai HQ, Christmas isn’t Christmas with out ice-skating at Somerset House. You’ll want to guide early to keep away from lacking out and keep in mind to wrap up heat!
Finish the day holed up in a cosy pub with good meals, a drink and a roaring hearth.
You’re in… BERLIN
Day: Christmas is all about R&R, so take a break from the town and head out to the attractive Grunewald forest, simply south-west of Charlottenberg, for a wintery stroll. It’ll be fairly chilly, so layering is crucial.
Night time: Berlin trumps all different cities in relation to Christmas markets – there are virtually eighty throughout the town, open late into the night time. The largest and finest is the Weihnachtszauber am Gendarmenmarkt, count on to go away filled with strudel!
You’re in… PARIS
Day: Have a stroll down Le Grand Boulevard and take within the superb Christmas home windows of Printemps and Galeries Lafayette. You’ll want to cease for a bag of roasted chesnuts out there on most road corners, for the final word festive snack.
Night time: Journey to Notre Dame to take a look at the massive, fantastically lit Paris Christmas tree. If that doesn’t get you feeling festive, nothing will!
Alternatively, skate in fashion within the sq. in entrance of the Paris Metropolis Corridor whereas overlooking the banks of the Seine, adopted by a cup of vin chaud.
Do you may have any festive prime suggestions? You’ll want to share them beneath!