NEW Shows Travel A walk in Košice with Patrick Friday, December 23rd 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!
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!
Christmas Sweepstakes 🎁 - Last show! 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 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.
A Walk in festive Orvieto, Italy Monday, December 26th Discover this medieval Umbrian city, its world famous “wonders“: the tufa outcrop, the Duomo and the Saint Patrick’s Well and the whole ancient town center filled with narrow streets, beautiful churches, historic palace and the suggestive underground life: a maze of tunnels and caves. And beside the historic center it is no less interesting the surroundings of Orvieto, a large area lying between the borders of Lazio and Tuscany italian regions alternating green hills cultivated with olive trees and vineyards, unspoiled countryside with many typical villages, boroughs and unusual places to visit.
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.
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!
Culture 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!
Christmas is almost here! A Million Years Ago: Christmas in Ukraine Before the War Friday, December 23rd Hello, greetings from Olga. Privyt. In Kyiv just last year we had the most beautiful Christmas tree I have seen. A year ago. A world away. That was the last Christmas for many of us. Adults and children. Can someone bring that time back? I still cannot believe this war is happening……Join me for a chat and Christmas views!
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!
A Crazy Christmassy Bike Ride Monday, December 26th Join us for this special one Christmas show! Mark and Lee have a blast in their onesies cycling all over central with their decorated twin bike in Amsterdam having with music playing, much to the amusement of other Amsterdammers.
Magic X-mas in Paris with Patrick#7 : Eiffel Tower village Tuesday, December 27th If we think of France, if we think of Paris and we ask you to name a monument that best represents it, you will answer: "the Eiffel Tower". Well, this year, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, a Christmas Village is back! To brighten up the end of year celebrations in Paris in 2022, come to the Champ-de-Mars lawns. A gourmet Christmas market installed at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, what more could you want for these end-of-year celebrations in Paris?
Christmas in Chicago - The Nutcracker is here Tuesday, December 27th This is a unique chance to see the internationally-acclaimed Joffrey Ballet performing “The Nutcracker” through a projection in the enormous Merchandise Mart’s facade. Join Mike in Chicago. On this “Riverwalk Lights & The Nutcracker” show, Mike brings together gorgeous architecture, dramatic lighting, and holiday decoration.
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.
Series - NEW Episodes Spirit of Japan Tuesday, December 27th Enoshima is a small island full of rich nature and historical significance. The entire island is a power spot, and it has a long history with pilgrims. Eriko will share local folklore about the origin of Enoshima and what's hiding in this little island. Enoshima is a treasure trove of amazing spots and discoveries. While looking back on the past, let's enjoy a day of sea breeze!
Coming Soon Travel Roman bridge - UNESCO site - Medieval Cranes Thursday, December 29th Snappy snaps, everyone! This show will be an eye pleaser. This is Juliane. Let us examine Germany's oldest bridge in detail. The Romans did built it, 2,000 years ago, in 144 AD. Do you think we can still use it today? And to what end? Log in and find out. We will start on the Western site and cross the river - just like the Romans used to do. After exploring this bridge in detail, we will walk along the river and explore the old Moselle cranes that were used to unload barges in former times.
Mystery Birthday at Lake Trasimeno, Italy, with Patrizia Friday, December 30th This is Patrizia, from beautiful Umbria, greetings! Lake Trasimeno is one of the largest Lakes in Italy. Several charming villages offer beautiful viewpoints. Plenty of Snap opportunities. I will decide where I will go on the moment depending on weather and events. Also I will reveal whose Birthday it is today!
Christmas Special Christmas Lights of Prague with Olga. The heart of Old Town Friday, December 30th It’s probably the most beautiful square in the city. Its unique historical atmosphere of gothic houses and churches, cobblestone streets and squares, and stone towers leave me amazed. Let’s enjoy the beautiful Old Town during Christmas, where it becomes even more magical. They light up the city, bringing locals and tourists together in a true 'winter wonderland' setting!
New Year Specials New Year Market with My Ashdod Friends Wednesday, December 28th Six months ago I had to leave Russia, and I moved to Israel. Today I'd like you to meet some of my new friends in Israel. We'll go to the markets that will be full of love, warmth, festive vibes as well as live music and tasty treats. Christmas and New Year are not widely celebrated in Israel, as a rule. However, it’s a progressive country with a hugely diverse, multi-confessional, population. So, there are plenty of those craving for that Holiday vibe.
New Year Market in Artsy Tel Aviv Thursday, December 29th Greetings from Anna, I’m inviting you to the New Year market in Tel Aviv. Have you ever thought what it can be like to celebrate New Year in sunny Israel? Let's find out. We'll head to Tel Aviv -- Israel's capital for design and craft and fashion and style. I will bring you to the New Year Crafts Market to see local craftsmen and their beautiful creations, try delicious snacks and desserts and get the feel of what it’s like to celebrate New Year here. There will be plenty of opportunity for snaps for your Snap It Up Game Score, and to show your friends pictures of Israel.
History How Putin Stole Christmas, with Olga in Kyiv Wednesday, December 28th We all know and we all cherish that storyline: they hijacked Christmas, let's rescue Christmas. The perfect film every year for so many people around the world. However, this year 2022 this scenario is a sad reality. For the children of Ukraine, Christmas has been stolen! Just a year ago, kids were unwrapping their presents. Today, many are dead, they will never see the presents. Can you even imagine what their parents feel? This is Olga, I will be streaming live from home in Kyiv. Ukraine will have some Christmas trees this year. Some of them are made from protective nets used in war, other trees are installed deep under the ground in metro stations so that the missiles won’t hit them.
On this show live from home, I’ll tell you how we celebrate Xmas and New Year in Ukraine this year. As harsh and poignant as war itself.
Great Shows on the Next Days Sunday, December 25th Baku: Architecture, Culture and Lifestyle: Azerbaijan has always been between orient and occident. It is a country straddles both Eastern Europe and Western Asia, therefore expect a clash of east meets west. There are hillside towns that hide ancient mosques and minarets, as well as some of the most impressive modern architecture in the world in the form of the Flame Towers in Baku
Monday, December 26th Exploring The Giza Plateau in Egypt: we will take a journey from the great sphinx then up in to the Giza plateau where I will take you on a journey back in time, I will talk about the great pyramids and who made them. Its one of the most incredible places on earth to visit so join me for some fun history. Enjoy with Lesley!
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