If you’re looking for a Christmas market with all the coziness of a small-town event but one that still offers scores of vendors selling a huge range of merchandise, head to the Winchester Christmas market, about an hour’s train ride from London.
The smell of sausage and mulled wine wafts through the evening air. It could be anywhere in Germany around Christmastime, but it is not. It is Edinburgh, Scotland, and we are at the European Christmas Market in the Scottish capital.
Dovrefjell National Park is popular with Norwegian trekkers, but most foreign tourists don’t make it here, and with its seemingly endless trails, you can go hours without bumping into any living thing that doesn’t have hooves and a bad temper.
An interesting perspective to take on the displays of light and sound is from above, which means the hills ringing a town and their scenic overlooks are often heavily visited on this night. Here are some of the doings planned.