Christmas markets in Berlin. Orange trees full of glowing lights in Seville. Hidden carpet stores in Tangier.

Europe is a fascinating place to be over the holidays. Over the last several years I have spent much of December abroad before waiting for my plane to be de-iced to fly home just in time for Christmas. This year, I’m soaking up the seasonal spirit in New York City, but for this post thought I might take a look at some travels of Christmas past.

Last holiday season I spent in Dublin — a fantastic place to eat, drink, and be merry. This post introduces Fade Street, a place with great restaurants and bars to check out next time you’re in the Irish capital. 

In 2009 I took a trip to Megeve, France and wound up getting snowed in to a fantastic Relais and Chateaux property, Chalet Du Mont D’Arbois. This post details my snowed-in breakfast in Megeve. 

In 2008, I escaped the cold weather and spent some time in December in Spain and Morocco. Both turned out to be great presents for Christmas shopping, as I chronicled in this post called Magic Carpets and Bargaining Skills

In 2007, the lead up to Christmas was spent in Lisbon and London. This post details what an affordable escape Lisbon was at the time, and still is today.

Readers, are you headed to Europe this holiday season? What European destination has your favorite holiday celebrations?

 

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