With worldwide travel largely restricted, trips to visit some of the world’s greatest Christmas markets and attractions have been put on hold. However, it is possible to bring some of the Christmas spirit from around the world to you through virtual tours of the most festive markets.
Christmas Market at Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin, Germany
What more could you want than a look inside the capital of Germany’s Christmas market? From glühwein to thuringian sausage this virtual tour will give you the most authentic German market experience to get you into the Christmas spirit.
Virtual Tour: Christmas Market, Berlin
Manchester Christmas Market, Manchester, United Kingdom
Situated in the heart of Manchester, Albert Square boasts some beautiful architecture including the town hall, which when lit up at night time creates a warm, Christmassy feel. When walking through the Christmas filled streets of Manchester, you can expect to see a variety of stalls, from cheese to chocolate, and intricate Christmas decorations.
Virtual Tour: Christmas Market, Manchester
Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, New York, United States
Taking you back to a time where a busy street and hustle and bustle was exciting, this virtual tour is in the heart of New York City. Take a look at the famous ice rink and the 100 foot Christmas tree, all positioned in front of the Rockefeller Centre Skyscraper.
Virtual Tour: Rockefeller Center, New York
Dog Sledding, Abisko, Sweden
Our next tour is a truly unique experience and something many people will not have had the opportunity to try before in real life. Sit back and relax in this virtual dog sled taking you through the beautiful, snowy mountains of Lapland.
Virtual Tour: Dog Sled, Sweden
Winter Wonderland, London, United Kingdom
Named as “the best Christmas market for festive fairground-style fun” according to Vogue – this popular market is located in Hyde Park, London. The iconic colourful arched walkway and the 70m high ferris wheel providing views over London’s skyline really light up the city and create a bright Christmas atmosphere.
Virtual Tour: Winter Wonderland, London
Christmas Market, Vienna, Austria
Der Kleine Eistraum translating to The Little Ice Dream is one of Vienna’s largest Christmas Markets. This virtual tour gives you a true walk through experience, starting at the glitter arched entrance, taking you through the market stalls, and even skating through the 9000 square metre ice rink.
Virtual Tour: Christmas Market, Vienna
Arctic Snow Hotel and Glass Igloos, Rovaniemi, Finland
If you’re looking for a truly unique experience, our next virtual tour will certainly offer some breathtaking views. Step inside the glass roof igloos or explore the snowy mountains for a true Christmas experience in The Arctic SnowHotel in Lapland.
Virtual Tour: Arctic SnowHotel and Glass Igloos, Finland
Christmas Lights, London, United Kingdom
Lover of Christmas lights and show stopping displays? This tour of London’s Christmas lights is certainly one for you. This tour takes you through colourful Carnaby street, the dazzling lights of Oxford Circus, and the giant baubles and mistletoe of Covent Garden.
Virtual Tour: Christmas Lights, London
White House Christmas Decorations, Washington D.C, United States
Ordinarily those traveling may require an ESTA to visit the White House. Step into the Presidential White House and take a look around the famous hall and rooms accompanied by the United States Marine Band. The delicate and detailed Christmas decorations of reds and golds perfectly evoke the Christmas spirit. You might even take some inspiration from it for your own decorations.
Virtual Tour: White House Christmas Decorations
John Lewis Christmas Shop, London, United Kingdom
Getting some inspiration for Christmas shopping may be tougher than before this year, so we’ve popped in a virtual tour of department store John Lewis, to bring some Christmas spirit and inspiration for your Christmas gift shopping this year.
Virtual Tour: John Lewis Christmas Shop
Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi, Finland
Last but not least is a very special live stream. The man that is Christmas, Santa’s very own village in Lapland! Check out the live stream to sneak a peek of Santa and his reindeer.
Virtual Tour: Santa Claus Village, Finland