Shopping arcade Galerie Vivienne in Paris during the festive period, decorated with fairy lights draped down shop windows and a red Christmas tree in the centre

Six exciting cities to celebrate the festive season


Whether you want unique gifts from traditional Christmas markets, or explore a winter wonderland in the heart of a city, here are six cities in which to feel festive.


The decision of where and how to spend the festive period is an enjoyable quandary; from historic London and grand American Thanksgiving Day parades, to quaint European Christmas markets, and places to escape the season altogether.