NEW Shows and more with BeamZ this week!
NEW Shows Travel 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!
Lovely walk through El Sardinero Beach (Santander, Spain) Thursday, December 22nd Lilly takes you back to her home town to show you the beach of El Sardinero for the first time on Beamz. This beautiful beach extends over 2 km by the coast of Santander with lovely views to the Cantabrian Sea. As we walk, you will get to learn a bit of the history of the city and the culture of the people of the north of Spain. Let's enjoy the beautiful views!
A walk in Košice with Patrick Saturday, December 24th Kosice, the largest city in East Slovakia, is a major hub of art, culture and excellent gastronomy. Due to its location being in between Hungary and Poland, Kosice has always been an important hub throughout its history attracting merchants across the region. So come explore it with Patrick!
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.
Anna Says: Snap It Up in Haifa! Thursday, December 22nd HoHoHo! Let’s enjoy the atmospheric Christmas market in the heart of Haifa. We’re promised art booths, street performances, tasty treats, magic lights, and the lovely Christmas vibes. Are you in? I also promise you plenty of opportunities for great photos you can share. Every photo you share earns you an extra point in the Snap It Up game. We will also take advantage of the arts & craft market to pick a gift for the great Snap It Up sweepstakes.
So join me and the Christmas spirit. And invite a friend a long - Haifa will not disappoint!
Snap It Up with Patrick. Christmas Market in Banff, Canada! Saturday, December 24th Hey, it’s Patrick! Come and do a bit of Christmas shopping with me in Banff, Canada. Let's shop, snap and pick gifts. So let's head for Banff and the charming Christmas market of the city. Now, decorations, traditions and so many photo opps for a great Christmas show.
This will be your chance to also receive at home a genuine Canadian handicraft gift for Christmas.
Christmas is coming! Birmingham Christmas Markets and Lights Wednesday, December 21st Birmingham celebrates Christmas in style - and early! The Christmas markets open in the first week of November and are hugely popular with locals and visitors alike. Join me to enjoy the atmosphere, sights and sounds of the largest German-style Christmas market outside Germany, which extends throughout the city centre. See our main squares and pedestrianised streets transformed into a carnival of lights with iconic buildings lit up for the season. Explore the local craft markets around St Phillip's Cathedral and find out how Birmingham gave us some of our best known modern Christmas songs.
Christmas Season in Assisi - part 1 Wednesday, December 21st Every year during the Christmas season, the city of Assisi is transformed into 1 big Nativity Scene. That is because Saint Francis of Assisi - the patron saint of Italy - invented the representation of the Nativity.
Assisi is a UNESCO heritage site, known for its medieval architecture and as the birthplace of Saint Francis. This first part of our show leads us in the district around the world-famous Saint Francis Basilica. Get ready for beautiful light installations and projections!
A Christmas City Area Walk Thursday, December 22nd Let's enjoy Christmas in Uganda! Every country has its own traditions so we will see how they celebrate. Karol, our local host, is going to walk us through town and show us the decorations, traditions, and more, join us!
Christmas in Chicago - a Zoo celebrates Christmas Thursday, December 22nd 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).
The Holiday of Holidays in Haifa: One-off show! Thursday, December 22nd Hello, this is Anna. Join me as I travel to Haifa for the Holiday of Holidays, a unique event that celebrates all religions co existing in harmony. Haifa is a unique city not only thanks to its history but also because here three major Abrahamic religions -- Judaism, Islam and Christianity -- manage to co-exist in peace. Along the way, it is also the center of Baha’i faith. One great spot for the celebration is Haifa's small German colony. In this time of the year, Haifa’s German Colony looks especially festive. Let’s walk there together to feel the special vibes.
Culture The Witching Hour - The Signal Man by Charles Dickens Wednesday, December 21st Join me and my favourite literary genre... the short ghost story. An evening reading, with an introduction to the writer and their lives at the start... what could be more fun as the cold, dark Winter nights draw in...
Ever since I became a professional actor all those years ago, one of my favourite avenues of work has been the audio book, I love working on them and listening to others. Sometimes at home, sometimes on location. Always atmospheric! Welcome to these Spooky Segments. Will You Dare Join Us ...?
Tea culture in Azerbaijan Friday, December 23rd I am inviting you to try tea in Baku :-) Tea is the most popular drink in Azerbaijan. Here in Azerbaijan, how do we drink our tea? Is it with sugar as in the West, is it with milk as in India, or is it the Chinese way? Or do we have our own, unique way? The program of this virtual tour includes: Lovely tea shop, where you can see, check and taste different tea which is growing in South Azerbaijan. Our lovely manager will provide all information and let you to see Baku sweets, also called pakhlava and saffron also. Come and join, tea is served and waiting!
Series - NEW Episodes My Tel Aviv Stories Wednesday, December 21st Let’s celebrate Christmas in Old Jaffa. Glorious and fascinating, one of the oldest port cities in the world with millions of stories to share and thousands of secret nooks to show. Throughout over four thousand years of this city’s history, many peoples have conquered it, lived and loved here. Their names are forever in history. Join me for a number of tours to explore Old Jaffa.
This time we’re going to explore the world famous flea market dressed up and ready for the Christian High holiday. Let’s see treasures from all over the world. It’s one of the most spectacular places of Israel.
Traditional German Christmas cookies - one at a time Thursday, December 22nd 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 Wenceslas Square - the show window of Prague Friday, December 23rd From the National Museum on top to the gates of Old Town at the bottom, Wenceslas square is the true center of Prague, where locals meet and shop, change subways and trams. The ½ mile long strip was once founded as a market for horses in the Middle Ages, but today it’s mainly representative office buildings, splendid art nouveau hotels and slick art deco department stores, marking the golden times of the industrial revolution. We will also visit the Church of Our Lady of the Snows, which holds the record of the tallest church ceiling in Prague (111 ft), join us!
Grave Park Friday, December 23rd Join Karol as we are taking a stroll through a charming public park in a city centre. It's known for its surrounded graves and at the same time a relaxing area, peculiar right? I'm curious to see this place, join us!
Away from Ukraine - Millions of lights, Alice in Wonderland Sunday, December 25th Join Olga in Prague! With a treat to relax and brighten our Christmas. There will be magic mushrooms, stars, and birds. Exciting scenery, for unique snaps. The trail 1.5 kilometer long consists of 18 stations for which 120 floodlights were used. Lumina Park is built on energy-efficient LED technology. Its daily consumption is 45 kWh, which is comparable to about two pizza ovens. Join us for a wonderful time for Christmas together!
Eating like a local in Spain's Santander - Food tour Tuesday, December 27th You've seen Dr Lillian Cespedes Gonzalez cook with you, but have you ever seen this small girl devour her precious Spanish foods? Join her as she takes you around her town of Santander exploring some local classics. You will also get the chance to experience the vibes of eating out culture in Spanish society and get to learn a bit more about eating habits, snacks, and different meals throughout the day.
Culture Carol of the Bells: A song born in Ukraine Saturday, December 24th You know it as the Carol of the Bells, originally by the NBC Symphony. In Ukraine we know it too, but as Schedryk, by composer Leontovych. So which is it? And how can a song be claimed as their own by two countries?
Let’s learn about the history of the carol and its composer. Wonderful, wonderful Christmas gift. Experience the magic of Christmas and the vibe of the Ukrainian melody that conquered the world. You will see a video of a bright animation on the building of the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine. Join Olga!
Hanukkah Special Hanukkah Special, with Anna in Israel Sunday, December 25th We are invited to a judaica store in the Chabad House to talk about the history, traditions and attributes of Hanukkah, one of the most beautiful Jewish holidays. Chief Rebbe Chabad Ashkelon Menachem Liberman will share many stories with us. Half of the proceedings will be donated to the synagogue and its’ activity. The tour is pre-recorded because Rav Liberman is a very busy man. Anna will stream our talk from home providing live commentary and extra content.