Christmas Markets: Great Way to Spend Christmas on Your Own
Christmas breathes traditions typically associated with family – festive dinner tables, swapping gifts and having fun in a bedazzling ambiance. Unfortunately, there are occasions when sharing the season with family is not possible. Rather than wallow in self-pity, get out and join friends or go to places where the atmosphere is festive. This is one good time to go on solo travel and visit places that will make you feel you are part of the celebration.
If you haven’t tried travelling by train, this is a good time to experience the rail. Train destinations are unique and magical at this time of the year. It can take you beyond cities and towns. You’ll also get the chance to see picture-perfect scenery you only get to see in postcards and movies.
If you are thrilled to embark on a holiday rail journey, make it exceptional and unforgettable. Why not go visit Christmas markets by train? Take up the suggestions made in the article “Christmas Markets: See Europe’s Christmas Markets by Rail” posted in Great Rail Journeys – Holiday Types.
Breathe in the crisp winter air that unites the delectable concoction of sweet aromas that waft among European Christmas markets. As you weave between rustic wooden stalls that are laden with flickering fairy lights, jovial sounds and delicious scents entice you into the festive spirit. Explosions of colors from handmade gifts and decorations catch the eyes of passersby. The atmosphere of the Christmas markets is truly electrifying.
… The advantage of a rail holiday is that you not only see fabulous cities and towns, you also get to witness the spectacular scenery which envelops them. Journey among snow-dusted mountains, frozen lakes and fairytale fortresses that make you feel like you have stepped into a real winter wonderland.
…. rail journeys are as exhilarating as the Christmas markets themselves, and the sociable environment makes … holidays perfect for single travellers…
During a Christmas markets holiday … have the freedom to explore at your own pace. Perhaps shop for gifts for family back home or simply watch the world go buy in a chic café…
Make some research before you picking your train tour. There are several Christmas Markets in Europe that will be worth your time and money. Check these out:
- Germany Christmas Markets: These make a great alternative to escape the cold weathers of UK. Her Christmas shopping is given a new name, “relaxed Christmas shopping.” Discover train tours that offer assistance as you make your rounds of the German Christmas markets into the nights. Get all warm with the traditional German Glühwein (or mulled wine), hot roasted chestnuts and other mouth-watering German delis and drinks while hand picking select items for yourself and for people you want to surprise.
- France Christmas Markets: Why worry when it’s Christmas. France Christmas Markets is another great stress-free alternative to cold and rushed Christmas shopping if you will opt for a pre-arranged tour. French Christmas Market holidays offer regional delicacies –cheese, foie gras, jams, and escargot – as well as unique gifts ranging from handmade gifts, toys and Christmas decorations to unusual home ornaments. When you decide on stress-free train tours here, expect everything to be arranged from accommodation to assistance while shopping.
- England Christmas Markets: England Christmas markets are the perfect places to go to for original gift ideas for special people in your life. The atmosphere is so Christmassy while not losing the old-world charm that England is known for. Enjoy sampling regional produce and shopping in a festively decorated wood cabins and stalls in these markets. Glittery lights and decorations will regale and amuse you no end while having a wide array of choice gifts ad authentic crafts.
Spending Christmas on your own will not make you lonely when you take any of these suggestions. There will be enough festivities, numerous people and flowing drinks and foods to keep you happy while on this kind of rail travel. Booking one right now maybe too late, but you can try. If you’ll still be spending Christmas alone next year, making a booking right now will not be too early. If you’re spending it with another person, then that just doubles up the fun while shopping on these Christmas markets.