Lift your spirits with a European break this November
7 October 2009
With the nights drawing in and the weather getting colder, bmibaby has found the best events taking place in Europe to lift people’s spirits in November.
For all Christmas lovers, head to Amsterdam on 15 November 2009, when Sinterklaas arrives in Amsterdam by ship, he then rides a white horse through the city centre in a festive parade. Sinterklaas is usually accompanied by 500 elves, 10 marching bands and hundreds of festive marchers – definitely a spectacle not to be missed. For more information visit: amsterdam.info/events/sinterklaas/
On 7 November 2009, Amsterdam hosts one of its most unique events: Museumnacht or Museum Night. Dozens of museums offer special themed events and performances usually between 7pm and 2am! The programs includes: jazz concerts, DJs, dance performances, poetry readings, unusual tours and interactive workshops. For more information visit: goamsterdam.about.com
bmibaby fly from Birmingham, Manchester and East Midlands Airport to Amsterdam and fares start from just £24.99 one way including taxes and charges.
Bar Billiards Championship
From 6 – 8 November 2009, Jersey is home to the annual Bar Billiards Championships. This unusual sport has been popular in pubs throughout the UK for more than a century and the championship attracts people from the British Isles. Last year the event attracted more than 200 competitors.
bmibaby fly from Cardiff, Manchester and East Midlands Airport to Jersey and fares start from just £24.99 one way including taxes and charges.
Homecoming Scotland Finale
From 26 -30 November 2009, Scotland will celebrate the finale of Homecoming. This culminates a year long programme of events that have commemorated the 250th anniversary of poet Robert Burns’ birth. The final weekend of homecoming has something for everyone from fireworks to banquets, gigs to ceilidhs, and parades to parties. Visit homecomingscotland2009.com/default.html for more information.
bmibaby fly from Birmingham and East Midlands Airport to Glasgow and Edinburgh and fares start from just £18.99 one way including taxes and charges. bmibaby also fly from Cardiff to Edinburgh.
For kids of all ages head to Belfast between 18 November and 4 December 2009 for Cinemagic. This festival is one of the largest of its kind in the UK and Ireland has a mixture of movie premieres and workshops, suitable for all ages. For more information visit cinemagic.org.uk.
bmibaby fly from Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff and East Midlands Airport to Belfast and fares start from just £5.99 one way including taxes and charges.
Christmas starts early in Prague - from 28 November 2009 the city centre is taken over by the traditional Christmas markets. This is the perfect opportunity for a spot of Christmas shopping, guaranteed to offer a range of unique presents including jewellery, toys and candles. If Christmas shopping in November is far too organised, then enjoy the hot wine and baked chestnuts and grilled sausages around the giant Christmas tree. For more information visit: pragueexperience.com
bmibaby fly from Birmingham, Manchester, East Midlands and Belfast International Airport to Prague and fares start from just £24.99 one way including taxes and charges.