The Christmas season is beginning, you can already see Christmas trees, lights and feel the magic of this time.
In fact, in various parts of the world special events are held that mark the beginning of the Christmas season.
So we will share with you some celebrations that take place on the planet to welcome Christmas.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, New York
Perhaps it is one of the most famous parades in the United States and even in the world.
It takes place every year on Thanksgiving Day in New York and marks the official start of the Christmas festivities. It also brings together hundreds of travelers in some of the most important streets of the Big Apple, or it is also common to tune in on television.
This parade is characteristic for its giant balloons of iconic characters.
Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, Chicago
This festival has been held for more than 40 years in the so-called “Windy City” and begins with the lighting of the tree at the Wrigley Building and the Magnificent Mile area, Chicago’s main shopping district.
The celebration takes place the week before Thanksgiving and includes a parade featuring more than 30 floats, giant balloons, and celebrities. The closing includes a fireworks show on the banks of the Chicago River.
Helsinki Christmas Parade
With the Christmas Parade, Helsinki welcomes this season where adults and children come together to be part of this celebration.
At this festival you will see the lighting of the Christmas lights, a parade and various events that take place in Keskuskatu, la calle principal de Helsinki.
The parade runs along Aleksanterinkatu Street and lasts about an hour. Great characters, animals and dance groups participate in it, and there is also the presence of Santa Claus accompanied by Mrs. Claus.
Christmas parade in Mexico City
Various activities are also carried out in Mexico City during the month of December, among which the Bolo Fest stands out, a parade organized by a department store that has become a tradition. Bands, floats, and balloons participate in it.
In addition, Paseo de la Reforma is filled with Christmas Eve, making it a perfect spot to take a photo.
Santa Claus Parade, Toronto
This parade has been held since 1905 and is very popular with locals and travelers.
Bands, floats, clowns and of course, there is the presence of Santa Claus.
In addition, Toronto also hosts the Cavalcade of Lights, in Nathan Phillips Square, which houses a 15-meter-high Christmas tree and also offers live musical performances, there is an ice skating rink, among much more. further.
European Christmas markets
Since the end of November, Christmas markets have been set up in several European cities, which are very popular among locals and travelers.
Even despite the cold, many travelers visit these destinations to experience the Christmas atmosphere.
Markets stand out for its flashing lights, festive music and unique aromas that give you a warm experience.
Here we share some that you can visit.
Without a doubt, in various parts of the world, Christmas is one of the most popular celebrations and for many, this season is an ideal excuse to travel.
And how do we know that we were missing more events on this list, share your recommendations with us!
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