Sifting through the thousands of things to do in Europe at Christmas, can be overwhelming! Below you will find some of the best things to do in Europe through the Christmas period.
If you have not yet decided where to go in Europe for Christmas, we have two articles that provide excellent recommendations. You’ll find some of the best destinations in Europe for Christmas, including those for families.
Some of the best things about Christmas in Europe are undoubtedly exploring the plethora of Europe’s Christmas markets.
The list of things to do in Europe are endless and let’s face it, the best things in life aren’t things; they are truly magical and memorable experiences – Europe does all things Christmas incredibly well!
The Best Activities for Kids in Europe at Christmas
Finland – things to do in Rovaniemi this Christmas
Highlights of Rovaniemi Day Tour – a 7 hour tour to explore the local area, meet Santa and have a ride in a reindeer sleigh.
Aurora Borealis Tour (with photos) – experience on of nature’s most incredible phenomena, the Northern Lights.
Rovaniemi Ice Fishing – 3 hours of ice fishing with spectacular Finnish scenery.
Rovaniemi Wilderness Tour – 3 hours of Northern Finland wilderness, wildlife spotting and the spectacular Arctic Circle.
Austria – things to do in Innsbruck this Christmas
Cable Car Ride – an hour and a half of enjoy some of the most beautiful views of the Austrian Alps.
Hungerburg Funicular Round Trip – enjoy a trip out of the bustling streets of Innsbruck into a stunning Austrian landscape.
Innsbruck Card – this is a fabulous way to get around (all year round) and see what this beautiful European city has to offer.
Austria – things to do in Salzburg this Christmas
The Original Sound of Music Tour – the hills become alive as you explore all of the original locations where the film is shot.
Hallstatt Day Tour from Salzburg – a five and a half hour trip to the magnificent town of Hallstatt, enjoy the majestic mountain views and walk by the lake.
Salzburg Card – a fantastic way to get around and see some of the great sights of Salzburg for 24, 48 or 72 hours.
Iceland – things to do in Reykjavik this Christmas
Golden Circle Tour and Kerid Crater Day Tour – 8 hours exploring a volcanic crater, Gulfoss and Geysir and immersing yourself in the essence of Iceland.
Northern Lights Classic Bus Tour – let the experts do the work on this half day tour and get yourself the best chance of witnessing Aurora Borealis.
Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon and South Coast Day Trip – a full day tour exploring some of the most spectacular wonders of Iceland, you’ll see waterfalls, glaciers and icebergs.
France – things to do in Paris this Christmas
Paris Big Bus Hop On-Hop Off Tour – discover the best of the Parisian landmarks over one or two days.
Disneyland Paris – where you watch the magic of your childhood unfold before your eyes; enjoy the attractions, shows and street parades.
Paris Museum Pass – access to over 50 museum and monuments in Paris and the surrounding region.