The Christmas Markets of Europe

Author: , November 28th, 2011

Christmas Markets of EuropeSleigh your way to Europe to join the annual festivities of Sinterklaas — or Sankt Nikolaus, or Father Christmas — and bring back a gift even the elves would be proud of, especially when shopping amongst our Fab Four.

Christmas in Tivoli Gardens — Copenhagen, Denmark
Europe’s second oldest amusement park, Tivoli erects a small traditional Christmas village complete with an ice-skating rink and plenty of twinkling lights. Keep warm (and stylish) with hand-knit mittens, socks, and hats. Nov. 11-Dec. 30; Tivoli.dk

Pink Christmas Market — Munich, Germany
A Christmas market just for the gays with live cabaret, pink trees, and Queen Claus. Rejoice in the festivities by feasting on Christollen (fruitcake), washed down with plenty of mulled wine, naturally. Dec. 3- 22; Joobili.com

Bremgarten Weihnachtsmarkt — Zuerich, Switzerland
A day trip to Bremgarten brings a boon of more than 250 vendors to satisfy shopping needs. Munch traditional Christmas tirggel–hard, thin, and sweet cookies–to power you through the day. Dec. 1-4; Weihnachtsmarkt.ch

Full Story from Out Traveler

Click here for gay travel resources.

 

Christmas in Germany

Author: , November 16th, 2011

Gay Christmas in GermanyAs Christmas approaches, thoughts turn to Christmas markets. And, nowhere are they more beautiful than in SouthWest Germany. From the Black Forest region and Karlsruhe to Heidelberg, Mannheim and Stuttgart, SouthWest Germany’s Christmas markets are magical.

And not to forget Tripsdrill, Germany’s oldest theme park, where the Christmas season starts off with a unique Christmas event for the entire family.

Karlsruhe – the fairy tale Christmas town

At Christmas time, Karlsruhe is transformed into a fairy tale landscape. In what is often called the “gateway to the Black Forest”, streets and shops are adorned with enchanting Christmas decorations, trees gleam with thousands of ice crystals, and large sculptures of glass and light illuminate the town center.

Full Story from Edge Boston

Click here for gay travel resources in Germany.