One of our favorite ways to travel has been exploring different Christmas celebrations from around the world! Last year, we were blessed to visit Old Quebec City in Canada and absolutely fell in love with the lights and European charm of the only walled city in North America in winter! One of our favorite family memories ever included the Christmas markets and charmin Germany.
Our Christmas tree is filled with ornaments we’ve collected on our adventures around the globe, and each year as we decorate, we reminisce over cobblestone streets, cruise ships, steaming volcanos, sea turtles and German Christmas markets. This year, we added a large globe ornament to our tree. Around the globe, we’ve sipped Glühwein (warm red wine with mulling spices) and toasted the season and each other as we indulged our senses with the sounds of carolers and the scents of fresh roasted chestnuts and mulling spices.
Here are some awesome links to Christmas celebrations from around the world. Salud!
Christmas in Germany- Holiday Celebrations around the World from my guest post on Kids are a Trip
The Creche Santons from A Lady in France
Dried Plum Stollen German Christmas Cake from Caroline’s Cooking
Christmas Around the World from Paradise Praises
Things I love about Christmas in France from A Lady in France
My Mother’s Lefse #ChristmasWeek from Farm Fresh Feasts
Scandinavian Fruit Soup #ChristmasWeek from Farm Fresh Feasts
Christmas Carols around the World from Paradise Praises
Greek Apple Pastry Christopsomos from Amanda’s Cookin’
Piñatas, Posadas and Ponche from Mama Latina Tips
Don’t miss this great Unit Study, “Christmas Around the World.” It includes 5 weeks of study and is a great supplement to your homeschool curriculum.
Love Christmas? Remember to check out the video from Behind the Scenes at Operation Christmas Child and