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Visiting Europe means so much more than splashing about in the ocean. Persuaded by the thought of enchanting snow-covered monuments, European music festivals, and plenty of Christmas cheer, many travellers now choose to venture to this part of the world outside the boundaries of Summer. From eating gingerbread men under sparkling fairy-lights at a German Christmas market, to sipping mulled wine by an open-fire in a Swiss mountain chalet, there is something spectacular about ditching the crowds and booking a trip to this continent during Winter. Visitors are not only given a more intimate look at life in Europe, but they can also tick off the bucket list frequenter of a white Christmas, stepping into the traditions and mythologies of a foreign land. While Christmas in France might involve ‘le réveillon de Noël,’ a meal eaten close to midnight on Christmas Eve, Christmas UK style could see you leaving Santa a mince pie and glass of Guinness. But it’s not just Christmas festivities that can dictate the booking of a trip.
The incredible line-up of music festivals found in Europe are another irresistible component of visiting this region, and something that can embellish your trip no matter what month you choose to visit. Consider famed Spanish music festivals like Bilbao Live and Primavera Sound, and unmissable UK music festivals like Lovebox, Parklife, and Isle of Wight. Further afield you’ll find Sneeuwbal Winter Festival in the mountains of the Netherlands, and Snowbombing drawing international acts to Austria. For those whose interests don’t fall under the umbrella of music, plenty of other festivals can be found, from celebrations of art and film, to folklore, food and religion. No matter the special season or the festive occasion that motivates you to confirm your travels, your trip to Europe is sure to be peppered with heartwarming moments and charm you to no end.


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