Dublin has been named as one of the best cities in the world to spend Christmas by a leading gift website.
Bloom & Wild, which specialises in flowers and gifts compiled a list of the 15 best cities for people who want a merry Christmas – depending on their personal criteria.
The site stated: “We’ve found 15 of the most magical Christmas cities and ranked them based on a variety of festive factors.”
Not surprisingly, Dublin was named as the best city for ‘merriment’.
Bloom & Wild stated: “If your idea of Christmas heaven is wrapping up warm for an epic pub crawl across endless cobbled streets, then Dublin is the place for you.
“The iconic Irish city will welcome the festive season from 19th November in 2018, hosting the highly-anticipated Procession of Light that brings everyone together for a memorable celebration meets spectacle.”
Ireland is a famously welcoming country, and while Dublin is the biggest and most bustling city it has managed to retain that charm.
Christmas time is beautiful in Dublin and the lights on the famous Graton Street are a spectacular sight.
With a great variety of bars, restaurants and shops there is something for everyone.
Bloom & Wild top 15 cities to spend Christmas
1 – Helsinki (The best for Scandi-magic)
2 – Quebec City (The best for a white Christmas)
3 – Berlin (The best for cheap Christmas dinners)
4 – London (The best for beautiful Christmas lights)
5 – Salzburg (The best for fairytale views)
6 – Copenhagen (The best for culinary delights)
7 – Edinburg (The best for all the family)
8 – Montreal (The best for snowman building)
9 – Prague (The best for cheap Christmas trees)
10 – Dublin (The best for merriment)
11 – Bruges (The best for chocolate lovers)
12 – Reykjavik (The best for the Northern Lights)
13 – Aspen (The best for skiing)
14 – Strasbourg (The best for Christmas markets)
15 – New York (The best for wonder and excitement)
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Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling