Program 270c: International Christmas Party

Release Date: 12-19-2015


Hear about holiday traditions in Wales, Hungary, Sicily, and Scotland, then learn about the unique ways people light up the season in Santa Fe — where the glow of luminarias and the scent of piñon wood fires leave a lasting impression. And listen in as we head much farther south to hear how scientists at a research station in Antarctica make merry. Also, listeners share some of their favorite Christmas memories from holiday travels.


  • Martin deLewandowicz, tour guide based in Wales
  • Travel writer Zora O’Neill, author of Moon New Mexico guidebooks
  • Alfio di Mauro and Tommaso Pante, tour guides from Sicily   
  • Ken Hanley and Ann Doig, tour guides from Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Etelka Perine Barecz and Levante Nagy, tour guides to Hungary
  • Fen Montaigne, author of “Fraser’s Penguins” (Henry Holt) 

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