What to Eat: Heidelberg’s Christmas Market

This one’s pretty special–it’s all about Christmas foods! I recently was in Heidelberg to enjoy the Christmas Markets and explore this cute, historic town, and to get a little more material for my Germany page! Here’s the scoop on what I ate at the Heidelberg Christmas Market!

What to Know Before You Visit German Christmas Markets

This post is all about European Christmas Markets. I recently went to beautiful Heidelberg, Germany, to visit the Christmas Markets there, and I picked up a few tips along the way. Before you jet off on your own European Christmas Market adventure, check this list of things to know before you go!

Christmas in Colonial Williamsburg

It’s Faraway Friday! This week it’s all about Christmas in Williamsburg. Their decorations are up now in preparation for Sunday night’s Grand Illumination (the first Sunday in December), and on my recent trip down that way, I couldn’t help but marvel at the artistry and talent it takes to make all those decorations, and allContinue reading “Christmas in Colonial Williamsburg”

Christmas in Pittsburgh

Merry Christmas! It’s Merry Monday, my readers! My sweet husband and I went to Pittsburgh for Thanksgiving with his family, but I made sure we did some Christmassy things while we were there! If you are heading to Pittsburgh this Christmas season or in the coming years, here are the things you should put on your “to do” list!

Santas of the World

Whether you call him Santa Claus, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas, or St. Nicholas, he is undeniably a part of Christmas around the world! Check out these fun facts about Santa, and feel free to add some international flare to your own version of Old St. Nick! Australia Believe it or not, when Father Christmas arrivesContinue reading “Santas of the World”

Christmas Foods of the World

Merry Christmas Month! It’s Festive Friday and this week we’re looking at some Christmassy foods from around the world! Who’s up for a culinary adventure? Netherlands Usually a traditional Christmas meal in the Netherlands starts with shrimp cocktail, soup, and game meats like goose, venison, or pheasant. A traditional Dutch Christmas dish is Kerstkrans bread, filled withContinue reading “Christmas Foods of the World”

World Christmas Traditions

Happy Festive Friday! Today it’s all about the Christmas traditions of the world. Wouldn’t it be fun to adopt one of these traditions yourself for a bit of Christmas whimsy! Norway Hate cleaning? Head up north for a Norwegian Christmas! All the brooms and other cleaning implements must be hidden on Christmas Eve. If not, evilContinue reading “World Christmas Traditions”

Christmas Trees of the World

What’s the universal symbol of Christmas? Christmas trees! Check out the Christmas tree traditions from all over the world. Georgia Christmas trees in the country of Georgia are very different than the traditional evergreen trees many Europeans and Americans are familiar with, though “Western” Christmas trees are becoming more popular. A Georgian Christmas tree isContinue reading “Christmas Trees of the World”