November 16, 2010

Dresden Striezelmarkt – Christmas Fair at the Altmarkt

Filed under: Christmas Markets — Helen Page @ 16 Nov 2010

With a history dating back to 1434, the Dresden Striezelmarkt is one of Germany’s oldest Christmas markets and each year some 2.5 million people visit the Altmarkt (Old Market) to join in this Christmas fair.

The people of Dresden …

November 11, 2010

The Magic of Heidelberg's Christmas Markets

Filed under: Christmas in Europe — Helen Page @ 11 Nov 2010

Heidelberg Christmas Markets kick off on November 24, 2010 at the Market Square.  At a festive ceremony at 17:00, the Heidelberg Christchild (Bettina Ntimpirangeza) declares the Heidelberg Christmas Markets open.  At 18:00, the ringing of church bells invites …

November 10, 2010

Vienna in Winter – Al Fresco Fun

Filed under: Austria — Helen Page @ 10 Nov 2010

In Vienna, al fresco fun does not stop at the end of summer. To get a different take on outdoor life in the city when the mercury takes a dive, check out the MuseumsQuartier, around Karlsplatz and …

November 7, 2010

Christmas Concerts at Rome's Auditorium Parco della Musica

Filed under: Classical Music and Operas — Helen Page @ 07 Nov 2010

Enjoy Christmas concerts in Rome with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia orchestra at the Auditorium Parco della Musica.  Designed by Renzo Piano, the Auditorium Parco della Musica is one of the largest and finest music complexes in …

November 6, 2010

The Lord Mayor's Show and Fireworks 2010

Filed under: Things to Do - London — Helen Page @ 06 Nov 2010

Visitors to London will be able to join in the City’s celebration of its heritage and diversity at the annual Lord Mayor’s Show.

On Saturday 13 November, following in the footsteps of his predecessors, the newly elected 683rd Lord …

Christmas and New Year's Eve Concerts in Vienna

Filed under: Classical Music and Operas — Helen Page @ 06 Nov 2010

Vienna is the centre of classical music and where better to enjoy some of the best of classical concerts and festive music over Christmas and the New Year than in Vienna.

Here are some of the events for Christmas …

November 5, 2010

Lille Christmas Market (Nov. 24 – Dec. 30, 2010)

Filed under: Christmas in Europe — Helen Page @ 05 Nov 2010

With Christmas fast approaching, Lille takes on a festive glow with the town decorated in Christmas lights and tinsels.

Lille’s Marché de Noël (Christmas market) runs for a whole month on the Place Rihour, just 50 metres from the …

November 2, 2010

Hamburg DOM – The Largest Festival in North Germany

Filed under: Germany — Helen Page @ 02 Nov 2010

Hamburg Dom, the largest fun fair in the north of Germany, is back on 5 November 2010.  Hamburg DOM takes place three times a year (spring, summer and winter) and this Winterdom is the last festival for the …

October 22, 2010

Christmas Concerts in Vilnius, Lithuania

Filed under: Classical Music and Operas — Helen Page @ 22 Oct 2010

To set the mood for Christmas and the festive season in Vilnius, following are some of the Christmas and New Year’s Eve concerts in the historic centre of Vilnius.

Snow Maiden – A Children’s Concert which tells of a …

October 21, 2010

'Farewell to Michael' – A New Year’s Eve Concert in Vilnius

Filed under: Classical Music and Operas — Helen Page @ 21 Oct 2010

For Michael Jackson fans, The Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra (LSSO) and Maestro Gintaras Rinkevicius introduce their most popular festive programme of 2010. A symphonic version of Michael Jackson songs will be performed in Lithuania for the first time.

The …

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