On 26 December 2013 the festive celebrations take a rather untraditional turn on Sylt as the island hosts its Christmas swim, now in its 29th year. Are you brave enough to join the 200 or so swimmers in the icy cold waters of the North Sea? It's a feat that calls for courage and resilience!
Even if swimming in the freezing cold sea isn't your thing, Sylt is still well worth visiting in winter and at Christmas. There are lots of pretty little Frisian Christmas markets for leisurely festive strolls, and the North Sea air is even purer in the colder months. The island of Sylt is also a popular year-round holiday destination for pampering and relaxation.