Christmas 2018 in Istanbul, Reasons why Istanbul is a Perfect Choice

By November 9, 2018 February 8th, 2020 No Comments

We all know that Christmas for Christians and in a country with a 98% Muslim population, Christmas is a day like any other day is although the roots of Santa Claus lay in Turkey.  Therefore, spending Christmas in Istanbul is not that a bad idea. 

  • Free time to discover yourself: School’s out of session, the office is closed, and you can finally get everyone do what you like without other commitments in your way. This year do not get in the stress of shopping and entertaining, and use your Christmas vacation time to discover better version of you, in a new country, get your surgery and get to know Istanbul! 
  • It looks really festive: Starting with December, all main streets and shopping malls are decorated with shining trees and light, Turkish people do not celebrate Christmas but this is getting ready for New Year celebration. Christmas is only celebrated in churches with a religious ceremony.
  • 31st of December is almost there: New Year celebration is very important for Turkish people. You can book a table during a Bosporus tour, enjoy street parties in Nisantası or Taksim, join crowds in the streets. 
  • Less commercial: In the west all the Christmas offers, discounts and shopping starts from month ago. It feels like you really need to spend a fortune to buy gifts, arrange dinners and be part of whole commercial activity. 25 December in Istanbul is just another day. Although you can shop and enjoy the city in a festive atmosphere you are not pushed be part of big commercialism.
  • As a usual day:  25th of December you can enjoy the day just another day in Istanbul. If you wish to attend special Christmas day you can visit Catholic Church in Istanbul. It’s located on Istiklal Caddesi, if you just want to let it be casual and do nothing special that is also possible.

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