© 2022 Michigan State University Board of Trustees
Public Media from Michigan State University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
WKAR StayTuned Update

Rick Steves' European Christmas | Support WKAR

Rick Steves sitting on a hilltop that overlooks Salzburg, Austria
Rick in Salzburg, Austria.

Sat. Nov. 28 at 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 & STREAMING | From manger scenes and mistletoe to wintry wonderlands, Rick Steves' European Christmas celebrates the Christmas season throughout the European continent. Watch and call or GIVE NOW ONLINE for special offers.

In the special, Rick visits friends and families in England, France, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy to reveal their customs and practices of the holiday season.

He begins his travels in England, where the Christmas pudding is the real centerpiece of a traditional English holiday meal. In Paris, the Eiffel Tower heralds the season with its red, twinkling lights. In the countryside of Tuscany, villagers stack neat pyramids of wood for great bonfires. The lighting of the fires is a signal to villagers---dressed as shepherds---to come and sing old carols.

Rick Steves' European Christmas offers a colorful, musical celebration of Christmas across Europe where viewers will learn about customs from, "the old countries," hear local choirs and discover holiday family traditions.

Rick Steves' Europe also has a free classroom component with 300+ video resources for young adults.

Watch and call or GIVE NOW ONLINE for special offers.

News from WKAR will never be behind a paywall. Ever. We need your help to keep our coverage free for everyone. Please consider supporting the news you rely on with a donation today. You can support our journalism for as little as $5. Every contribution, no matter the size, propels our vital coverage. Thank you.