The Nuit Blanche festival in Montreal (Photograph by j.o.h.n. walker, Flickr)
Button up your winter coat and grab a cup of cocoa, because the holiday season is upon us. To toast the wonders of winter, we are highlighting seasonal must-dos from our fantastic I Heart My City community.
From Christmas markets to ice skating, delicious delicacies to botanical gardens, here are 20 ways to celebrate the festive season in 20 cities around the world:
Karina’s Tallinn (Estonia): Check out the best the best Christmas market in Europe. From the snow and cold temperatures to the smell of glögg and gingerbread in the middle of the medieval town, there’s no better place to get in the Christmas mood. In fact, Tallinn displayed the first ever public Christmas tree back in 1441!
Larissa & Michael’s Philadelphia (USA): Take in the Mummers Parade. A New Year’s Day tradition, this parade is part cornball, part spectacle—and 100 percent Philly. Think Mardi Gras with marching bands and better costumes. It goes on all day, but is definitely worth checking out for an hour or two.