NEW Shows and more with BeamZ this week!
NEW Shows Travel Galway - City of the Tribes Thursday, December 15th Galway is known in Ireland as the City of the Tribes. It is also a phenomenal natural site: a harbour that sits where the river Corrib meets Galway Bay, with the bay entrance opening to the Atlantic Ocean. Join Dave as he takes you for a stroll around this wonderful city featuring Eyre Square, School Street, Lynch's Castle and the Spanish Arch and much more. Galway is the fastest growing city in Ireland. It is very much a multicultural city, one where people are very proud of their arts and culture. Let's explore it!
The Island of San Giorgio in Venice Thursday, December 15th San Giorgio Maggiore island lies just across from St. Mark's Square. It is one of Venice's icons. It was photographed, shot in films, and painted by Monet, Turner and others. The island's long history starts with the Romans. Then the first church was built in 829. The curren church in all its magnificence is the work of Andrea Palladio the great. Get ready for Snap Time as we go to the campo in front of the church. The view over the city is second to none. More snaps ahead as we see the interior of the church, the harbour. Our finale is the glasswork in "Le Stanze del Vetro" exhibition hall.
Snap it Up - Help hosts grow their fanbase! Have you played our new game yet? We know that many of you love the hosts you watch and you enjoy using Snaps. So we created the Snap it Up game, where you take snaps during your favorite shows and share them on Facebook. This helps your favorite hosts to grow their fanbase, and it's a way to help besides tipping. Watch any show and start playing!
Host Leaderboard 🥇 On any host page you can see their bio, upcoming shows, recent snaps taken in their shows and now the leaderboard for the Snap it Up game! Each host has their own leaderboard where you can see where you and other Beamers are ranked on for example Patrick's Club or any other host!
Christmas Sweepstakes 🎁 Now, every time you share a Snap from ANY show you win a ticket to our Christmas Sweepstakes, where gifts from a few different hosts will be raffled during Christmas! We will also have special shows with the hosts to pick the gifts live together, so join us. All you need to do is share as many snaps possible on your personal Facebook profile.
Snap It Up around the Dutch Windmills Saturday, December 17th Time to thank you all for this wonderful year, my treat is to take you out to Zaanse Schans outside Amsterdam for a bit of Dutch magic. Windmills. Tiny wood houses. Narrow bridges. And the magic behind it all, how these windmills gave the Dutch such a crazy competitive advantage over all other nations some 300 years ago. Plenty of opportunities for snapping and sharing. The more snaps you share, the more viewers Mark gets! And to add to the fun, we will together pick a gift for the end-of-the-year Snap It Up Sweepstakes. Pretty, delicate, Dutch art & craft for us to find.
Snap It Up in Assisi - Christmas with Patrizia Sunday, December 18th Assisi is the Ultimate Christmas spot. And why? It was Saint Francis of Assisi who invented the tradition of the Nativity Scenes. And to celebrate, we will pick gifts together for BeamZ' Christmas Sweepstakes! So this will be your chance to receive at home a genuine Italian handicraft gift for Christmas. Book the show now and join our Christmas Sweepstakes! Join me in the native land of the Nativity for Christmas.
Travel Penguins on Parade! Thursday, December 15th This is Ian here. Join me in my home town, now is the time. This December, the centre of England's second city is home to a parade of penguins! Join me on the trail of these fun, colourful and creative sculptures decorated by local artists. Along the way, we will be able to enjoy some of the most iconic sights of the city centre, including the Town Hall, Cathedral and Bull Ring, and of course we will be seeing plenty more of Birmingham's festive markets and decorations. For you, this is a chance to take fabulous snaps. For me, a chance to share the city where I live with you in a different way!
Saint Gall, the market district of medieval Prague Friday, December 16th Let's explore Prague on Friday! The St Gall quarter is a series of markets and streets lined with iconic landmarks of Prague. Max hasn't shown this area for us before so he is very excited! We will see the Carolinum, the oldest college of the Charles University of Prague, the Estates Theater, where Mozart performed several times and an 800 years old market, now with Christmas vibes!
Christmas is Coming! Christmas in Chicago - Chicago's holiday traditions Monday, December 12th Each year, Chicago reinvents its x-mas celebrations. How will Chicago bring back the magic? Chicago icon and BeamZ host Mike is the natural go-to person to find out and see the best of Chicago. In this first episode, Mike will show us: 1. Chicago's iconic Marshall Field Building: what are the holiday windows this year? 2. The official City Christmas tree: just how tall? and how are they make thi edition special? 3. Our annual holiday market is inspired by the Nuremberg market in Germany. So what is it like?
German Christmas lights in Trier Friday, December 16th For over 40 years, the Trier Christmas Market (Trierer Weihnachtsmarkt) has been one of the most important events of the festive season in Rhineland-Palatinate, drawing thousands of visitors from Germany and beyond. Let's explore it and enjoy its beauty and festivities!
Series - NEW Episodes Christmas Traditional German Christmas cookies - one at a time Wednesday, December 7th Germany is said to have given the Christmas cookie to the world. No wonder then that Germany counts at least 13 different recipes for Christmas cookies! In this series, Juliane will bake traditional German Christmas cookies with us. Each time, we will bake a different type. Join her each time, and decide which is your favorite! Right in time for the Christmas holiday season.
Coming Soon Travel Mazzorbo, Burano's untraveled neighbour Sunday, December 18th Let's join Giacomo in Mazzorbo, a not so known island in Venice! Burano's coloured houses are known to many. But next to it is the island of Mazzorbo, with a rural vibe still in the air. We will walk along the bank of the Mazzorbo canal to show some fine rural houses and get to the beautiful church of Santa Caterina with its distinctive ogee roof. Mazzorbo is also home to vineyards and to a noteworthy complex of council houses designed by the Venetian architect Giancarlo De Carlo. Only true Venetians might know of Mazzorbo - and even locals rarely make it to Mazzorbo. So take my word for it, you are in for a treat.
Magdalena Peninsula: Beauty & Horror in Northern Spain Monday, December 19th This breathtaking peninsula in Santander is the site of the historic Magdalena Palace, built between 1908 and 1913 to be the summer home of the king of Spain. But the magnificent royal residence is only one of the attractions of this almost-isolated spit of land, which has now become essentially a public park. The natural beauty of the sea cliffs and beaches, the gardens and woodland, and the former stables in the style of a medieval English village are all only part of the peninsula’s charm. There are also collections of sea lions, seals, and penguins in some of the best housing for such creatures anywhere. Let's enjoy it!
Punta della Salute, where Venice's Grand Canal begins Monday, December 19th Let's enjoy Venice's breathtaking views with Giacomo! Venice's Grand Canal starts at the Punta della Dogana, the triangular tip of the sestiere of Dorsoduro where the majestic Basilica della Salute is. We'll begin the show in front of the Basilica to see its exterior, then the Palazzo del Seminario, the former Customs House (now transformed into a museum by Tadao Ando), to reach the very tip, where the Grand Canal merges with the Giudecca Canal.
Christmas is coming! Christmas on Grafton Street Sunday, December 18th Grafton Street has become internationally known for its street entertainment, particularly busking. Musicians, poets and mime artists commonly perform to the shopping crowds in Dublin’s most fashionable street. Join Dave this time for again in Grafton Street but during Christmas season! Take in the wonderful, colorful Christmas lights all along Dublin's most popular street.
Christmas in Chicago - a Zoo celebrates Christmas Tuesday, December 20th Ever seen 2.5 million holiday lights in one fell swoop? No need to think too hard to envision all that glow, instead, wander the grounds of the iconic ZooLights. There's no doubt that this extravaganza of lights is one of Chicago's best things to do during the holiday season stretch. On the zoo grounds, a brand new set of luminous displays await this year, plus family-oriented activities including holiday crafts, music and a photo op with Santa. No zoo visit is complete without seeing some lions and bears, so round out your fun-filled outing at the animal exhibits (which will be staying open late).
Let's Kick off the Holiday Season in Perugia Thursday, December 15th Every year the city of Perugia comes up with something new during the Holiday Season. It is not just some festive lights but often linked to a local artist or theme. Together with Patrizia, let's discover the 2022 decorations while walking the medieval centre of the city. History, Gastronomy and Festive Season combined. Let's enjoy it!
Great Shows on the Next Days Trier's Petrisberg Tuesday, December 20th Trier is the oldest city in Germany and has the most Roman ruins of any city in the country. The Roman past can be seen on every corner of the street, it is full of history, culture, and charm. And all this located in the picturesque old town that has been transformed throughout the year but always maintained pieces of its past. Join in and explore this part of Germany with Juliane!
Introducing Oxford... Tuesday, December 20th Let's explore a new city with Ian. Oxford may be known for its 1000 years in education background but it has so much more to offer on a tour! The city is breathtaking and has some famous sights to see which Ian will show us. He will be showing us incredible architecture, revealing links to key events and famous people in English history, and sharing some of the quirky stories and traditions that make Oxford a city like no other.
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