Christmas lights switch-ons may be large events, with large crowds gathering to witness the dark streets lighted with beautiful lights and decorations. Some communities go all out and hire major names in entertainment to make the night particularly exciting and special. Check out these three of the best Christmas light switch-ons in Europe this year.
Every year, thousands of travellers go to large department stores such as Harrods to soak up the festive mood and do some Christmas shopping. To make the most of the Christmas lights, go to Regent Street on November 8th, when crowds will assemble to watch them turn on.
Amsterdam is a fantastic spot to get into the Christmas spirit, with its beautiful canals, stunning architecture, and beautiful city parks. A strolling tour of the lights surrounding the canals is feasible (the lights appear especially beautiful reflected in the water) or you can snuggle up in a cosy pub with a view of the lights outside.
Many Christmas traditions originated in Germany, such as Christmas trees, stollen, and mulled wine. So it seems to reason that Germany’s capital excels at Christmas lighting. While the city has many classic lights, it also specialises in displaying hilarious, whimsical, and unique lights.