Prague this Christmas

The Czech capital has recently been voted the best place to celebrate Christmas in Europe, and you can see why. With romantic streets all lit and traditional markets filling the squares, here’s what to see and do in Prague this Christmas.

Prague

Prague

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Lisbon this Christmas

Roasted chestnuts and cherry liqueur are the flavours of Lisbon at Christmas time. With festive decorations illuminating the historical centre and choirs heard singing traditional Portuguese songs, December is a great time to come and enjoy the holiday season in this Portuguese city. Here are some tips on how to enjoy Lisbon this Christmas.

Lisbon Fireworks

Lisbon Fireworks

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What to Do in Barcelona this Christmas

Along with the traditional Spanish Christmas celebrations, Barcelona also embraces Catalan traditions, including the bizarre happy faced ‘Caga Tió’ and squatting ‘Caganer’. There’s also a Christmas Market, musical performances and of course plenty of partying. As the festive season is in full swing, find out what to do in Barcelona this Christmas.

Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets

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London this Christmas

The streets are illuminated with Christmas lights, there’s glühwein galore, and the traditional Norwegian tree is twinkling in Trafalgar Square. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! With ice skating, concerts, and plenty of winter cheer, here’s what to enjoy in London this Christmas.

The Ice Rink at the Natural History Museum

The Ice Rink at the Natural History Museum

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Hostel decorations: Equity Point Prague’s “Carps”

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It is too early to think about our Christmas’s menu but this tradition but we’ve got a room at Equity Point Prague devoted to the Christmas menu. A traditional Christmas meal in the Czech Republic is fried carp and potato salad. It’ a sort of “Carp tradition”.

Several days before the 24th Carp sellers pop up around the country. The Carp sellers or stalls consist of several large vats filled with live Carp and water. There is a large table where the carp is killed and prepared if you want to.

But the tradition is that families buy their Carp fresh a day, or so, before and cook it fresh on the 24th. Those who buy the Carp alive will fill the bathtub up with water and have a family pet for a couple of days.

Won’t you try the traditional Christmas Czech Carp?