D?sseldorf, Germany (PRWEB) November 01, 2011
From November 17 through December 23, D?sseldorfs Old Town becomes the site of one of the most successful new concepts in traditional Christmas markets. Visitors find seven separate Christmas themes and attractions instead of one large market while strolling through the beautiful historic city center during the holiday shopping season. Moreover, visitors may come across professional skiers during the 10th FIS Cross-country Skiing Worldcup that takes place right in the city. And the citys excellent high-end shopping, primarily on shopping boulevards K?nigsallee and Shadowstrasse, adds even more options to the dazzling variety for visitors.
The new formula for the citys historic Christmas Market has been attracting thousands more to D?sseldorf each holiday season since it was introduced several years ago, including many international visitors from the US and Russia, as well as nearby Belgium, Netherlands, France, and England.
The innovative experience takes visitors through seven separate Christmas villages, each featuring a different theme, design, vendors, and attractions. Themes include: An Angels Market, with angels and thousands of lights turning the area into a sea of light; a village of artisans working on wrought-iron, glassblowing, and candlemaking; and booths that are replicas of D?sseldorfs historic town houses. In addition, there will be an extensive program of family entertainment in a heated tent, an ice rink for free skating, and many culinary treats for adults and children. D?sseldorfs luxury shopping avenue K?nigsallee, which dazzles shoppers all year long, will be ablaze with holiday cheer, thanks to thousands of lights and decorations in the giant chestnut trees that line this elegant street.
While D?sseldorf has long been a major shopping destination (elegant K?nigsallee is one of Europes premiere high-end shopping boulevards), visitors during the holiday season can add overnight stays for extended shopping and sightseeing, with many taking advantage of special hotel packages available through the citys tourism website.
Hotel specials start at 59 per person per double room and 88 for a single room, including breakfast.
The market is open November 17 December 23, 2011, from 11:00 am 8:00 pm, Sunday Thursday; 11:00 am 9:00 pm Fridays and Saturdays. The market is closed on Sunday, November 20.
For more information on D?sseldorfs Christmas Market, visit http://www.duesseldorf-weihnachtsmarkt.de.
For more information on special holiday hotel packages, visit http://www.visitduesseldorf.de.
D?sseldorf, only a short distance from many major destinations, makes possible easy travel to the Rhine-Ruhr area, Cologne, Belgium, and the Netherlands, as well as many opportunities for short and long-term stays.
D?sseldorf International Airport (DUS), Germanys third largest, offers several non-stop flights from US & Canadian cities (Atlanta, Chicago, Ft. Myers, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newark, San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver), as well as convenient connections to many European cities and beyond. For more information on DUS, visit http://www.fly2dus.com.
D?sseldorf Tourism & Marketing GmbH is the visitors and convention bureau of the city of D?sseldorf. Its services include tourism and city marketing, conference and meeting marketing, hotel reservation services, fairs and convention services, city event ticket sales and advance ticket reservations. For more information, visit http://www.visitduesseldorf.de.
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Question by smokey: Do you think the winter olympics are basically for rich kids?
I just read today that the first black person won a gold medal in the Winter Olympics and it furthered my suspicions that the Olympics are just a bunch of rich kids……who else is able to devote their life to skiing and ice skating? I realize that there area few exception. What are your thoughts..
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San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 20, 2006
Travelers can add some cheer to the holiday season this year by taking advantage of seasonal destination activities around the globe. Viator.com has a number of activities to make the most of a holiday getaway, a winter wonderland, or a night out on the town close to home. Many of Viators featured holiday activities take place for a very limited time, or in some cases just once, so travelers should plan quickly to avoid missing out on once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Spur-of-the-moment travelers, however, are also in luck as Viator adds new activities every week, with plans for special Las Vegas New Years excitement coming soon. Viator.com gift certificates can also provide a great solution for the last minute shopper, redeemable toward featured holiday activities and other worldwide experiences.
Northeastern United States
Theres no place like New York during the holidays. The New York Holiday Lights Tour includes sparkling spectacles like the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and Ice Skating Rink, world famous window displays of Lord & Taylor and Saks and a festive laser light show at Grand Central Station. This tour runs from November 28 to January 6, with prices starting at $ 39.00 for adults and $ 32.50 for children. Its got glamorous costumes, synchronized kicks to the ceiling, a 3-D film and even an appearance by Santa Claus. Tour the home of founding father and U.S. President George Washington during the Mount Vernon by Candlelight Tour in Washington, DC. Fridays and Saturdays from December 1 through 9, visitors can see how the Washington family entertained during the winter season as 18th Century characters share stories about Christmas hospitality from 200 years ago. Hot cider and cookies by the fire conclude the tour, priced from $ 39 for adults and $ 19 for children.
West Coast Cruisin
A Pacific Northwest holiday tradition is the The Christmas Ship Festival. Aboard ship, some of the finest Northwest choirs sing holiday greetings, while Santa mingles with guests spreading holiday cheer. On the water, other decorated boats join in the festivities by following The Spirit of Seattle, the official Christmas Ship, forming the worlds largest holiday flotilla. Running only from December 1-23, cruise tickets are $ 22.00 for adults and $ 11.50 for kids. Bring the whole family to Carlsbad, California to celebrate the joys of the season at LEGOLAND. The Holiday Block Party is a two-week only event, running from December 21-30. Guests can see the only 30 foot Christmas tree built with over 245,000 forest green DUPLO bricks, and a LEGO Santa complete with sleigh and a team of reindeer. Adult day passes are $ 52, kids pay $ 44. Book and travel by December 31, and adults save 10% off each ticket.
Holiday Dinner Shows
A holiday tradition makes its return to Orlando as Dolly Partons Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show celebrates the holidays with Christmas at Dixie Stampede. The show features spectacular holiday music, ice skating, snowfalls, majestic horses and even an appearance by St. Nick himself. Tickets start at $ 49.50 for adults and $ 23.94 for kids. The adult ticket price includes Dollys holiday gift a 5% discount through the holidays. The Arabian Nights Annual Holiday Show in Orlando is full acrobatic elves, dancing reindeer, Sugar Plum Fairies, a disbelieving Sultan, and a determined Princess with her Genie. The Holiday Show delivers all the romance and excitement only Arabian Nights can bring to life! The show runs through January 1, 2007. Tickets start at $ 49.60 for adults and $ 31.00 for children.
Christmas with the King
Celebrate the Holidays at Graceland, and experience the holiday d?cor just as Elvis did every year. In addition to the exterior splendor, the Platinum Tour package includes the Graceland Mansion audio-guided tour along with self-guided tours of Elvis’ two custom jets, the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum, a memorabilia museum called ‘Sincerely Elvis’, the all-new Elvis After Dark exhibit and a 22 minute film showcasing Elvis’ fascinating career. Prices start at $ 27.20 for adults and $ 13.94 for children.
Once-in-a-Lifetime in Austria
Travelers stroll through the foothills of the Alps along the Salzach River with a knowledgeable tour guide during the Silent Night, Holy Night Christmas Eve Guided Tour. The Silent Night Chapel in Oberndorf (Salzburg, Austria) celebrates Christmas Eve Holy Mass outside because of the small size of the interior. This guided tour starts at $ 44.00 for adults and $ 22.63 for children. The Christmas Time Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride starts with a ride along the Salzach River Valley past many of Austrias most popular ski resorts, followed by an ascent up the “Steirische Ramsau” 3,281 feet above sea level. Passengers enjoy a beautiful Austrian village and lunch at a local inn while they listen for the jingling of sleigh bells the signal to embark on this once-in-a-lifetime journey by sleigh through a winter wonderland. From December 25 to 31 only, this tour starts at $ 60.33 for adults and $ 44.00 for children.
Say Gday to 2007 before Most of the World
The clock strikes midnight in Australia long before many other continents around the world. Ring in 2007 on the Sydney Showboats 2006 New Years Eve Celebration Cruise where a glittering cabaret spectacular in the tradition of the Moulin Rouge and the Lido awaits revelers, along with a three-course gourmet meal, fine wines and one of the best fireworks displays in the world, from one of the most beautiful vantage points in the world, Sydney Harbour. Seats are limited and this cruise will sell out. Standard package prices start at $ 594.74 per person, and premium package prices start at $ 743.62. Revelers can stay in the same time-zone but usher in the New Year in a different Australian city. The Melbourne 2006 New Years Eve Party Cruise features fabulous food, flowing drinks and non-stop entertainment, including spectacular views of the fireworks at midnight. The Silver Package departing from Princess Walk starts at $ 163.75 per person, and the Gold Package, departing from Southbank Promenade starts at $ 182.36 per person.
Beginners and advanced snowmobile riders alike enjoy the views of incredible Lake Tahoe and the Carson Valley during the Top of Tahoe Tour in South Lake Tahoe. The two-hour tour, with experienced guides, starts at $ 109.00 per person and winds its way through the dense forests and pine and aspen nearly 9,000 feet above sea level. The Evening Ice Walk and Campfire in Banff, Canada, starting at $ 43.46 for adults and $ 22.18 for children, includes a brisk stroll to historic Stewart Canyon Bridge and an exploration along the shoreline of Lake Minnewanka. Ice-hikers listen to the crackling of the frozen lakes ice cap and then the crackling of the campfire, capping the evening off with hot chocolate while roasting marshmallows.
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San Francisco, CA (Vocus) February 7, 2010
OK, so we all know about the obvious winter activities in South Lake Tahoe. But not everyone rides or skis, or maybe you do but you are looking for a new adventure this year. Here is the top ten list of other things to do on your next trip to South Lake Tahoe.
1. Snowshoeing- Why the heck not! It is a great workout, easy to rent the equipment, and is the perfect way to really enjoy South Lake Tahoes winter wonderland.
2. Snowmobiling- So much fun and its easy for all fitness levels. You can ride a snowmobile solo or with a buddy, on a trail or in the backcountry. With so many options and awesome vistas along the way, snowmobiling will be sure to make a memory.
3. Sledding- Especially if you have little ones there is no better way to truly enjoy the snow.
4. Watching a good movie- Be sure to make time to chillax and get out of the snow for a while too while in South Lake Tahoe. Make a fire in the fireplace, pop some popcorn and put on a movie. All these South Lake Tahoe vacation homes have Roku players, DVD players, DVD library, and huge package of TV channels.
5. Host a dinner- Sure going out can be fun, but why not host a big dinner at your cabin. The Black Bart House vacation home of South Lake Tahoe has a gourmet kitchen featuring: a large 6 gas burner stove, warming ovens, and lots of counter space for all the prep work.
6. Tournament Game Night- Your friends and family can arrange a ping-pong, foosball or pool tournament. Order pizza, pick up some beer and a few poster boards to keep track of the rankings and you are in for a fun filled night.
7. Sleigh ride- Ridding a horse by yourself in winter weather might be difficult, but there are several Sleigh ride companies that will take you out in a horse drawn sleigh.
8. Helicopter Ride- You might have already been on the South Lake Tahoe Steam boat tour, so it might be time to see Lake Tahoe in a whole new way. What better vantage point to see this beautiful Lake and the surrounding mountains shrouded with snow then from the sky?
9. Hot Tubing- There is nothing better than the combination of the hot bubbling water, crisp cool air, and a white blanket of snow all around to enjoy. All of these vacation rental cabins in South Lake Tahoe feature a large hot tub outside.
10. Ice Skating- Well this does require some physical fitness, but ice-skating always is a fun time. Heavenly Ski Resort in South Lake Tahoe offers a large ice-skating rink inside its Village.
As you can see from the list, the quality of your stay in South Lake Tahoe depends on what South Lake Tahoe vacation rental home you choose. South Lake Tahoe offers a great selection of homes that will allow you to experience many of the activities on our list and so much more.
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