Program 623: Christmas in Holland, Santa Fe, Venice; Wassailing; Holiday Travels

Release Date: 12-12-2020


Take a virtual vacation to spice up this year's stay-at-home holidays: We'll hear about the festive customs people in Holland, Venice, Santa Fe, and England have for celebrating the Christmas season, and listeners tell us where they'd like to travel again in December.


  • Paris-based tour guide Elisabeth van Hest
  • Travel writer Zora O'Neill
  • Elena Zampiron, tour guide from Venice
  • Lorraine Dineen, tour guide from Bath, England 

Additional Info

  • Dutch-born Elisabeth van Hest is a licensed private tour guide, based in Paris since 1975.  She can be reached at [email protected] for France tours in English, German, Dutch and French.
  • Zora O'Neill writes about food and travel.
  • Moon has updated its guidebook to New Mexico.
  • Tourism Santa Fe reports that most of the city's outdoor Christmas traditions have been cancelled for 2020 to prevent crowds from gathering.
  • Venetian tour guide Elena Zampiron offers walking, biking, and kayak tours in and around Venice, and language coaching in Italian, German and Spanish. She posts photos of Venice on Instagram.
  • Lorraine Dineen posts photos from scenic walks around Britain on her Facebook page from her home base in Bath, England.