How to have a white Christmas in Europe: Best markets, cruises and experiences
Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Make it happen in 2024 with an unforgettable tour that takes in the Northern Lights or Europe’s vibrant Christmas markets.
Europe in winter is magical. Scandinavian countries like Norway, Sweden and Finland transform into dazzling, snow-covered wonderlands, with the Aurora Borealis (aka Northern Lights) dancing in the night skies of the Arctic, making a camera essential for any tour.
If you're after a white Christmas, as a general rule, the further north and further inland you go in Europe, the higher your chance of seeing snow. Another way to enjoy the festive season is to visit the Christmas markets in central Europe. Steeped in local history and culture, these markets come to life in November, December and sometimes early January, with festive lights, carols and traditional foods.
If you combine a Northern Lights tour with a European river cruise, you'll experience a journey of contrasts and experiences, and celebrate the festive season in a whole new way.