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Archive for November, 2016

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Christmas Decorations
Christmas markets originated in Germany and their history dates back to the Late Middle Ages. Dresden’s Strietzelmarkt was first held in 1434, and the Munich market in 1310.

Nowadays you will find Christmas markets all over Europe. Towns and cities are transformed into winter wonderlands, full of colourful stalls selling gingerbread, German sausages, decorations, hand-made gifts and mulled wine. (more…)


Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

Whether you are the ‘bah humbug’ type of person at Christmas who would rather stay in bed until it’s all over or, on the other hand, you embrace the festive season with a frenzy of gift-buying, partying and general over-indulgence, Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park is one of the best annual events in London.

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