Let's face it: spending the holiday season when you're single is tough. For the so-called 'happiest time of the year,' it sure doesn't feel that way when you don't have someone special to celebrate it with, doesn't it? Even in a city like Milan, where everyone's so busy that it almost seems like no one has time for romance, you can't help but feel lonely during Christmas. But don't worry. Spending the holiday season as a single in Milan isn't all that bad. In fact, there are actually lots you can do!
What's the best way to forget that you're single during the holidays? Have fun! If you're having the time of your life, you won't have to dwell on the fact that you don't have a significant other right now. And here in Milan, a great place to have fun during the holiday season is to go to Villaggio delle Meraviglie, or 'Village of Wonders.' Located in the Porta Venezia neighborhood of Milan
, this is the grandest Christmas fair in the city, complete with live concerts, a huge ice skating rink, lots of fun games, a few thrill rides, and more!
Source: Villaggio delle Meraviglie Facebook Page
Enjoy A Christmas Concert at Blue Note
Speaking of concerts, if you're up to listening to more good music but you don't have the energy to deal with all the excitement at Villaggio delle Meraviglie, then head on over to Blue Note. As the city's finest music hall, this place holds concerts practically every night, especially during the holiday season. And at this time of the year, you can listen to as many Christmas carols as you want during the hall's special 'Angels in Harlem Gospel Choir' event. You'll be too focused on the beautiful music and the great signing that you'll instantly forget about being single this holiday season.
Shop Till You Drop
If you look at the bright side, being single on Christmas means you don't have to spend a lot on that special gift for your special someone. And when you're all done with your Christmas shopping for all your loved ones and you still have some to spare, what do you do? Especially when you're in Milan? Go on a shopping spree, of course! There's no rule that says you can't splurge on yourself this holiday season, especially when you've already been generous enough with other people. Since Milan is known as the mecca for Italian designer brands
and other luxury labels, shop till you drop!
Attend a Holiday Party
Another huge bonus of spending the holiday season in a cosmopolitan city like Milan is that you're free to socialize and party as much as you want. This isn't to say that you can't do those things when you have a significant other with you, but isn't it way easier to go from one gathering to another when you're on your own? And here in Milan, you can even go partying at the famous clubs, let loose, and have fun! That's part of what this glamorous city is all about, after all!
Go on a Foodie Trip
Although Milan is for of a 'fashion capital' than a 'foodie capital,' it's still home to many exceptional places to eat. From high-class restaurants that are perfect for a business lunch
to charming cafes with delectable sweets, there's no end to the hotspots that can serve you delicious food, great wine, and more this holiday season. And don't just stay in one place and have a lonely Christmas dinner all on your own. Why not go on a foodie trip and try many of what this city's culinary scene has to offer? Who knows, you might even finally bump into that special someone along the way. And if you share the same great taste in food, that's even better!
Enjoy a Spa Day
The holiday season falls at the start of winter in Milan, making it a pretty cold place—both literally and figuratively—for all the single people. When you don't have someone special to cozy up to and keep you warm, what do you? Enjoy a spa day, of course! Who's to say that you can pamper yourself during Christmas? This is actually the perfect time to do so, especially if you're single. Since you don't have to worry about anyone else and you didn't need to spend money on a special present for your significant other, you can put your spare cash to good use by booking a spa day in Milan. Self love is important too, you know!
It's a good thing that Milan, despite how great of a city it is, isn't known as a romantic destination. If you're single, it'll be easier for you to spend the holiday season in Milan. Who knows? You might even enjoy Christmas day even more when you're on your own!
At least, when you're single in Milan during Christmas, you can enjoy your luxury home
here all to yourself!