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

With Christmas and New Year fast approaching, we take a look at six places to really get into the festive cheer, from Christmas markets to iconic New Year settings, hidden hideaways to where to escape the season altogether


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