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You Know It’s The Holidays When…

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The Convivialist

Our writers tell us what happens in their town that signals the start of the holiday season for them.

Jessi Devenyns, Austin, Texas

I know it’s the holidays when… the Zilker Christmas tree lights up the city from the banks of the river. Children and adults spin underneath the lights like tops twisting through the brisk night air, enveloped in the smell of kettle corn, and the jingle of laughter.

© Austin Trail of Lights

"The brisk night air, the smell of kettle corn, and the jingle of laughter."

Jordi Lippe-McGraw, New York City

I know it’s the holidays when…the decorations go up at Rolf’s German bar & restaurant in Gramercy Park. There’s nothing better than chowing down on some schnitzel surrounded by colorful ornaments covering the walls and ceiling.

Rolf's Bar & Restaurant, New York

"There's nothing better than chowing down on some schnitzel surrounded by colorful ornaments."

Philly Byrne, London 

I know it’s holidays when…the air at Borough Market is filled with the smell of chestnuts, carved pork and mulled wine, and the market’s bars with the sound of hot toddies being stirred and merry conversation. I make weekly pilgrimages for festive supplies – great wine, cheese and rare mushrooms – and never fail to top up on pre-Christmas buzz while I’m there.

© Borough Market, London

"I make weekly pilgrimages to Borough Market for festive supplies."

© Borough Market, London

"I make weekly pilgrimages to Borough Market for festive supplies."