Top Worldwide Events in December 2013

Here are the top Events around the world this December 2013!

 ChocolART 2013 in Tübingen
Where: Tübingen-Germany
When: December 3rd-8th

Chocolate, the absolute must for most of us! Germany’s biggest chocolate festival returns back for an 8th year. A showcase for delicious treats, artisan chocolates and handmade confectionery. Let your imagination flow and be creative. Make your own chocolate paintings, your own mouthwatering pieces of the sweet temptation or just go for a chocolate massage! 

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Art in Ice in Livigno Resort, Italy 

When: December 7th-18th

This is the 8th year that Livigno hosts the annual International Art in Ice Competition, where teams of artists around the world compete to transform ice into icy masterpieces. This year, the event will host a unique work on sustainability and social engagement. Weather permitting, the sculptures stay on display until March.

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International Exhibition of One Hundred Nativity Scenes,Italy
Where: Rome
When: November 28th- January 6th

The exhibition gathers more than 200 of the best and most artistic exhibits of nativity scenes from all over Italy and the world  and it is aimed to help people understand the Italian tradition. Tourists across the world visit the exhibition during Christmas time. Important to mention, is the fact that the exhibition has been awarded for 6 consecutive years a silver shield from the Italian President, as well as shields and medals from the Italian Senate and from the Chamber of Deputies.

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 Great Christmas Pudding Race in London, England 

Where: Covent Garden
When: December 7th

Organized by CRAC on behalf of Cancer Research UK, the 33rd Great Christmas Pudding Race quarantines entertainment, guest celebrities and media coverage. Last year money raised was £21,000. Let’s beat that number this year!

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The Escalante Celebration, Geneva, Switzerland

Where: Geneva-Switzerland
When: December 13th-15th

Hundreds of years ago (1602, December 12) Genevans won the battle against invading Savoyan troops. L'Escalade, or Fête de l'Escalade is an annual commemoration of this heroic victory, described as one of the most beautiful festivals in Europe. A parade entirely formed by volunteers dressed in period costumes and a massive bonfire party make the event an attraction for thousands of tourists annually.

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 A Celebration of Christmas, St Paul’s Cathedral
Where: London
When: December 19th

This is an annual Christmas Celebration at St. Paul’s Cathedral where celebrity readers join the Cathedral Choir and City of London Sinfonia to celebrate Christmas .
Music conducted by Andrew Carwood
Tickets not required

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Christmas Swim in Nice, France
Where: Nice, France
When: Christmas Day, December 25th

If a December dip in the Mediterranean is your idea of fun, join the foolhardy swimmers at Nice's annual Christmas Swim (Bain de Noël). The swim departs from the Ruhl beach, in full view of the Promenade des Anglais. With average water temperatures hitting a goose-bump-inducing 15 degrees Celsius in December, a swim in the Mediterranean at this time of year is likely to require a wetsuit or a severe dose of courage. If you're armed with either, you are more than welcome to join the group of iron-willed swimmers who make this Christmas dip an annual tradition. (all day event)

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 German Christmas Markets 2013
Where: Germany (various cities and towns)
When:  November 23rd- December 24th 2013

The Christmas Fairs and Christmas Markets in Germany are unique. There you find all your Christmas gifts and treats and enjoy a glass of mulled wine as well as try on the popular baked apples. As it is hard to make a choice which Christmas market to select, Perpetual Traveller recommends you the famous Nuremberg market. The scent of mulled wine, sweet roasted almonds, Nuremberg sausages and gingerbread will remain unforgettable. The Christkindlesmarkt lies right at the heart of the city which is steeped in more than 400 years of tradition, providing an international showcase for all Franconian and German Christmas Markets.

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 Walt Disney World Resort-Mickey’s Very Christmas Party, Florida
Where: Florida, USA
When: November 8th-December 20th

Buy your tickets early for a magic live entertainment show with festive firework show and a jolly holiday parade in Magic Kingdom Park. Have the time of your life at the Mickey’s Christmas Party in Florida. Unforgettable Christmas celebrations for all ages and interests. Check web early for prices and tickets.

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 Vancouver Christmas Market
Where: Canada
When: November 22nd- December 24th

A “can’t miss” Christmas market in the heart of winter. Vancouver is the perfect destination for combining Christmas shopping and fun. A variety of cultural activities and entertainment events is taking place for more than a month. There is also a Kid’s Market where children can take take the chance to create and make their own Christmas gifts and have a great time on Christmas Carousel.

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