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Istanbul is preparing for New Year’s Eve celebrations

on 24/12/2014

Kurtuluş

        The shop windows, as well as the squares and avenues of Istanbul are wearing their festive costumes.

Many tourists travel to Istanbul to spend Christmas or New Year’s Eve on the shores of the Bosphorus with their relatives or expat friends or simply for their own pleasure.

The city doesn’t lack opportunities, whether you want to go shopping or take part in cultural activities.

Concerts and exhibitions of all sorts, Christmas masses for the Christians of different communities, luxury stays or affordable hotels, there is something for every taste and budget.

Father Christmas will soon be showing his white beard in the shopping malls or on Istiklal Avenue in Taksim.

The nativity scenes of the catholic churches, especially the one in Saint Antoine church on Istiklal Avenue, are one of the biggest attractions during this period and work their magic for every one young or old.

In some districts such as Kurtulus, where there is a wide Armenian population, you can often see Christmas wishes written in Armenian in the shop windows.

One particular shop on Kurtulus Avenue is always full. It sells all kinds of Christmas decorations, ornaments and accessories for the tree, the living room and the table. It is a delight for the eyes and your wallet will not necessarily shed the pounds.


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