Red Christmas tree globe with a star, on a snowey rock, and the text Christmas in Madrid

3 reasons why you should celebrate Christmas in Madrid

December has begun, and Christmas is just around the corner: so, if you’ve ever dreamed of saying Feliz Navidad in a caliente tone of voice, now’s your time to do it. In fact, there are hardly any cities that go deep into the Christmas spirit as Madrid does. If that sounds like you, this is definitely your destination for your winter holidays or, even better, for Christmas itself. There are so many things you can do and see: markets, festive lights, nativity scenes, parades, and the list goes on.

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Christmas Customs and Traditions in Europe

Christmas customs and traditions in Europe

It’s only the beginning of December, but everywhere in the world preparations for Christmas have already started. The most important avenues in our cities shine under sparkling Christmas lights, the Christmas markets are open, shops are playing Christmas songs, and people are already searching for the perfect Christmas tree to decorate at home. Though we are all celebrating the same holiday, different Christmas customs and traditions in Europe make every celebration special in its own way.

It’s the perfect time to get into the holiday spirit, so I’m inviting you to join me on a virtual tour to discover the Christmas customs and traditions in Europe!

Discover Christmas customs and traditions in Europe
a weekend in timișoara text in pink over image of Piața Unirii or Unirii Square in Timișoara, Romania

Things to do in Timișoara in a weekend

Before we get to the things to do in Timișoara in a weekend, here’s a bit of a back story. As some of you might know, on 28 November I went for the last time at my office job, in order to get ready for whatever Mathieu’s contract brings our way. (We’ll find out this month, so fingers crossed!)

As the following weekend was a long one for people working in Romania,  he made me choose a place to go on a small holiday, to celebrate my newfound freedom. I looked and looked, and chose Timișoara. But what about Italy? he kept asking. Nope. It’s going to be cold, if we’re going to Italy it should be warm enough to spend a long time outside and not feel sorry for how little we end up visiting in a new place at the end of the weekend.

So we went with Timișoara, to also be in Romania for its centennial anniversary celebrations. And it’s great that we did so, as we ended up with a new favorite destination in Romania! 

Discover things to do in timișoara in a weekend