Christmas Around the World

From Finland's Santa Claus Village to Australia's Bondi Beach party, see how other countries celebrate Christmas.

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Pet Travel Bowl
Pet Travel Bowl

Pet Travel Bowl

“Picture this: You’re on a long car ride, and suddenly, the dog begins to lick the condensation on the outside of your water bottle. Shoot! She needs water. But what to put it in? Don’t get caught in a pinch! These squishy pet travel bowls fold up so small, you can literally take them anywhere. An added bonus: they’re super cute!” -- Allee, Interactive Producer 960 1280

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Tablet Folio

Tablet Folio

"What’s the one thing we never leave home without? Our tablet, of course! I could forget my passport, but never my tablet (or iPad – whichever you prefer). And protection is key, so take care of it with the Tablet Folio from Fab.com." -- Rani, Managing Producer 960 1280

Fab.com  

Jewelry Travel Pouch

Jewelry Travel Pouch

"I've found when I travel with jewelry I tend to only bring a few special pieces, which would perfectly tuck into this chic jewelry pouch. I'm usually not a fan of monograms, but the gold, block letters still feel modern." – Sara, Interactive Producer 960 1280

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Eskuche Control v2 Headphones

Eskuche Control v2 Headphones

“The one thing I can't travel without is a good pair of headphones, but I still can't bring myself to drop $200 on a pair. Eskuche Control v2 headphones have all the quality, comfort and style of a high-end pair of headphones, but at a much more reasonable price. The retro styling keeps you hip while killing time at the airport or falling asleep on the plane, and the square, plush ear cups fit comfortably over your ears, so you can avoid the dreaded earring poke.” -- Amanda, Interactive Producer 960 1280

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Contigo Travel Mug

Contigo Travel Mug

“The Contigo travel mug is the perfect vessel for road trips. When you fill it with your beverage of choice, you don't need to worry about spilling anything if the mug topples over during a hard turn … unless it's filled with Pellegrino, as it doesn't always work well with carbonated drinks.” -- Arthur, Video Producer 960 1280

Contigo  

Skagen Watch

Skagen Watch

"I am a huge fan of watches. After scouring websites and retail stores, I found this affordable, yet sleek and classy Skagen watch – it’s the perfect gift for a watch lover.” – Ben, Interactive Producer
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Book Dock

Book Dock

“If you travel a lot, making your destination feel a little more homey is always a plus and a Book Dock by Rich Neeley Designs can do just that. Every dock is unique and fits a variety of tablets and smartphones. I love that they keep my devices in one steady place, too, so I can avoid losing my smartphone in a hotel room’s unfamiliar nooks and crannies.” – Liz, Photo Editor 960 1280

Rich Neeley Designs  

Inflatable Stand-Up Paddleboard

Inflatable Stand-Up Paddleboard

“I’m obsessed with SUP (stand-up paddleboarding); I even have even taken up SUP yoga. The only problem is there’s no easy way to carry those giant boards around. My problem is solved with this Tower inflatable stand-up paddleboard! Now I can easily carry my board when I travel, as it folds up, comes with its own carrying bag and even fits in the overhead compartment on a plane. Perfect for my next trip to Hawaii.” -- Kathleen, Interactive Producer 960 1280

  

North Face Insulated Down Jacket

North Face Insulated Down Jacket

“With the Farmers’ Almanac predicting a nasty 2013-2014 winter season, it’s time to get back to the basics, with this sturdy, yet sleek long winter coat from The North Face. I’m hoping it will keep me warm in the wilds of Montana this winter!” -- Lisa, Interactive Producer 960 1280

The North Face  

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Rockefeller Plaza

Rockefeller Plaza

Thousands of people converge on Rockefeller Plaza to visit and snap photos of the awe-inspiring beauty of this 80-foot-tall Christmas tree, meticulously decorated with 45,000 LED lights. 960 1280

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Sixth Avenue Decorations

Sixth Avenue Decorations

See New York City come alive with holiday spirit and go Christmas crazy with some of the biggest and brightest light displays, including this one on Sixth Avenue. 960 1280

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Empire State Building

Empire State Building

From high above, Manhattan’s skyline glows even brighter with the Empire State Building shining bright with red and green lights. 960 1280

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Radio City Music Hall

Radio City Music Hall

Kick off your NYC holiday tour here! We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the Rockettes 86th anniversary than to see the women kick up their heels at their annual Christmas show at Radio City Music Hall. 960 1280

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Bloomingdale's

Bloomingdale's

Located at 1000 3rd Avenue, on the Upper East Side, Bloomingdale’s department store chooses classic white lights to illuminate their storefront during the holidays. 960 1280

Romer Pedron  

Macy's Believe Campaign

Macy's Believe Campaign

As part of its 6th annual “Believe” campaign, Macy’s is encouraging kids all across the country to drop off a letter to Santa at their local Macy’s Santa mailbox. For each stamped letter dropped in the letterbox through Christmas Eve, Macy’s will donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, to help grant wishes to children who have life-threatening diseases. 960 1280

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Christmas in Salzburg, Austria

Christmas in Salzburg, Austria

The squares and streets of Salzburg, Austria, come alive with the sound of Christmas music during the festive holiday season. In Cathedral and Residence squares, you’ll find stalls, shops and street performers. 960 1280

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Christmas in Salzburg, Austria

Christmas in Salzburg, Austria

The musical town of Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and setting for The Sound of Music, celebrates the Christmas season with plenty of music and carols amid the festive holiday shopping. 960 1280

www.austria.info  

Cologne Christmas Market

Cologne Christmas Market

With 7 separate Christmas markets, the Cologne Christmas Market, nestled amid the town's landmark cathedral and Old Town Hall, attracts 2 million visitors annually. 960 1280

www.koelnerwelhnachtsmarkt.com  

Cologne Christmas Market

Cologne Christmas Market

The Cologne Christmas Market showcases 160 wooden stalls, helmed by merchants selling wares such as classic holiday ornaments, wooden decorations and children's toys, as well as plenty of snacks and warm, spiced wine. 960 1280

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Prague's Old Town Square

Prague's Old Town Square

Prague's Old Town Square is home to the city’s annual Christmas market, complete with an illuminated tree -- the centerpiece of plenty of holiday cheer that runs from late November through the first days of the New Year. 960 1280

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Prague Christmas

Prague Christmas

Prague's wooden stalls bring Bohemian crystal, wooden toys and tasty food to the masses, plus the chance to pet a few live animals like these hungry llamas. 960 1280

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Dresden's Christmas market, the Striezelmarkt

Dresden's Christmas market, the Striezelmarkt

Dresden's Christmas market, the Striezelmarkt, has been a holiday tradition since 1434, making it Germany's oldest Christmas fair. Check out market’s centerpiece attraction -- the world's tallest Christmas candle pyramid, more than 45 feet tall. 960 1280

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Dresden's Christmas market

Dresden's Christmas market

You’ll find shopping galore at Dresden's Christmas market, with holiday decorations, toys and unique handicrafts in the city's historic district. 960 1280

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Nuremberg's Christkindlesmarkt

Nuremberg's Christkindlesmarkt

Nuremberg's Christkindlesmarkt is a grand affair that beckons nearly 2 million visitors annually from around the world, many of them children ready to enjoy the festival rides and tasty snacks. 960 1280

Nuremberg Tourism; Uli Kowatsch  

Nuremberg's Christkindlesmarkt

Nuremberg's Christkindlesmarkt

Nuremberg's Christkindlesmarkt takes place in the city’s Main Market Square. As one of the largest Christmas markets in Germany, the event features some 180 booths selling Christmas goods such as mulled wine, spicy gingerbread and roast sausages. 960 1280

Nuremberg Tourism; Uli Kowatsch  

Copenhagen Christmas at Tivoli Gardens

Copenhagen Christmas at Tivoli Gardens

Copenhagen hosts a Christmas market with a twist at the city's famous Tivoli Gardens, the second oldest amusement park in the world. 960 1280
Christmas in Tivoli

Christmas in Tivoli

For a small fee, Christmas in Tivoli offers the classic market experience, combined with amusement park rides like swings and carousels, as well as live entertainment. 960 1280

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