Holiday Traditions

Around the World.

Sketchers let's travel around the world online drawing, painting, & creating art event of holiday traditions that might surprise you!

The last month of the year beckons all of us to an enchanting world of holidays from America to Scandinavia to the Far East. People around the globe celebrate holidays with special rituals and festivities from Hanukkah to Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, Christmas, Omisoka, Winter Solstice, and many others, throughout the cold, winter month of December. Today, let us explore some of December’s historic holiday traditions around the world.

This year’s holiday season celebrations you just might just feel a little déjà vu or simply re-live last year’s socially distant get togethers. Across the world, many popular traditions have been upended, including Europe’s annual Christmas markets. We can still keep the holiday cheer alive this beautiful season by learning about some of this festive season's most unique holiday and Christmas traditions around the world.

Travel Channel Fun Holiday Traditions
Tiny Beans Fun Holiday Traditions
United Planet- Winter Holidays
Family Education December-Holidays
Christmas Ukraine 
Kolyada Holiday
Three Kings Day Poland
Scotland Hogmanay
German-Christmas Markets
Simbang Gabi-Filipino Tradition
Philippine Parol-Christmas Lanterns
Diwali Festival of Lights
Mummer Parade Philadelphia
Maslenitsa Festival
St. Lucia Day-Sweden
Getty Kwanzaa
Getty Hanukkah
Best Christmas Towns
Koziars Christmas Village

All Virtual New York Urban Sketchers events are one session (10 am -12 pm EST) held on Saturdays. For participants wanting to challenge themselves sketching more of a particular locality or theme, you are welcome to do the EXTENSION SKETCH PROJECT below:

Holiday Traditions Extension Sketch Project:
Choose of the following prompt to sketch:*Please post your finished sketches
to the USK NYC Facebook Site
Be sure to add the hash tag #NUS.

Facilitators of Virtual NYC Urban Sketchers
  • Theresa Smith
  • Lynda Greeley (Mama Bear)
  • Cecilia Evasco (Maricel)
  • Dina Schlesinger
  • Michael Skelly
  • Alan Wernicke
  • Elizabeth Birkby
with the assistance of Mark Leibowitz
founder of USK NYC.

Web site design by Cecilia Evasco
for Virtual NYC Urban Sketchers
under the auspices of USK NYC
Scheduled for December 18, 2021

Upcoming- Hearst Castle & San Simeon

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