Immerse yourself in the full Christmas experience with a trip to a Christmas Market - most major towns and cities have their own versions with festive-themed food, gifts and snacks all on offer - and there's nothing like a Christmas Market to get you in the mood!Rome in Italy Let’s not forget the roots of Christmas, namely celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. Rome ‘does’ Christmas like nowhere else, after all this is actually where celebrating Christmas originated. The very first Christmas Mass took place at their 'Church of Santa Maria Maggiore'. The earliest known nativity was actually created for their 'Rome Jubilee' back in 1300. At Christmas time Rome totally transform the Baroque Square into a great big Christmas market. They put up stands all over that sell things like nativity figures, decorations, toys and Christmas sweets and many other types of gifts and trinkets. They have a big merry-go-round and at night Father Christmas himself makes a personal appearance for the kids. The center of the square also features a beautiful and very large nativity scene. Christmas time is a very special time and being able to celebrate it in places like these is a wonderful experience and opportunity.