I don’t do a lot of traveling in winter. It’s too easy to get delayed or cancelled flights due to the Canadian winters. The few times I have ventured out in mid-winter were not to destinations away from the cold but to England where it wasn’t always a lot warmer. Still, over there, the grass is still green in January even if covered in a dusting of snow now and then.
Manchester Christmas Markets which I wrote about here are a sure sign of winter. European style Christmas markets are increasingly popular all over. I’d love to go to the ones in places like Vienna, Prague or Munich.