London goes all out at the holiday season – the city sparkles with millions of lights, kids will enjoy endless Christmas sweets, go ice skating in sites around London, in Hyde Park, Winter Wonderland carnival has rides for toddlers to teens, live music and shows. Here’s our favorite fun things to see and do in London during the Christmas season, plus travel tips.
Winter Wonderland carnival in Hyde Park has rides for toddlers to teens, shows and a large Christmas market.
Christmas in Seville, December to January 6, is a wonderful time to visit with kids.
City streets glow with sparkling lights, nativity scenes are on display around Seville, families enjoy seasonal ice skating rink and amusement park, shops are filled with Christmas sweets, Feast of the Immaculate Conception is celebrated with Baile de los Seises in the cathedral, highlight of the holiday season is a spectacular Three Kings parade.
Find out how Diwali, five day festival of lights, is celebrated – origins of the festival, lighting oil lamps, offerings to the goddess Lakshmi and god Ganesha, special Diwali sweets and snacks, and children’s books.
Last weekend it was Farm Trails in Sonoma County – kids can visit family-run farms, pet goats and mini-horses, pick your own pumpkins, learn about farming that improves soil and raises healthy animals, shop for just-picked fruits and vegetables, eggs, jams, honey and cheeses.