Author: Robert DiGiacomo and JoAnn Greco

Christmas Markets: Glorious Glogg, Great Gifts

‘Tis the season for the original pop-up shop — temporary Christmas markets are opening in cities all over northern Europe.

Here’s a round up of some of our favorite seasonal spots for shopping, skating and enjoying a festive hot drink to warm the soul — and the feet. Plus: one American surprise for those who have been extra good.

Washington, D.C.: Capital Fall

As Washington D.C.’s weather turns crisp, offering relief from its relentless summer mugginess, the capital heats up with a packed arts calendar. Besides the must-see monuments and the Mall circuit, visitors can choose from great theater, less-visited museums and some…