A Nativity stained glass scene at the Abbey Stained Glass Studios in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

At carol services in cathedrals and churches across these islands, the celebration of Christmas Eve truly begins with the well-loved carol ‘Once in Ro(...)

The famous ‘Weihnachtsmarkt’ (Christmas Market) in Salzburg. Photograph: Getty Images

“All is calm, all is bright”, as the first flakes of snow fall on Salzburg’s spires and fairy-tale rooftops. This year, heralding Advent and the lead-(...)