Top 15 different areas to visit during the Christmas Holidays
Christmas is nearly here and we could not be more excited. The shops are serving up with people gathering to do their Christmas shopping whilst thinking about what gifts to buy for their loved ones. Others are counting down the days till they get time off work to enjoy their Christmas holidays and go on a nice holiday. Well if you are one of those people, you are in for a tear! We have gathered the top destinations that you and your loved ones could visit for the absolute Christmas vacation.
1. United Kingdom
What better than staying in the UK for your Christmas holiday trips. Thousands of people travel to the UK to have the London experience, especially throughout the Christmas holidays. London is famously known for Winter Wonderland in the magical Hyde Park, which attracts thousands of visitors(including celebrities) every year or does some your Christmas shopping at the stunning festive Oxford Street. London is filled with Christmas activities for you and your loved ones to enjoy such as going ice skating at the National History Museum or visiting one of the many local Christmas markets for some handmade treats.
2. Copenhagen, Denmark
Christmas in Copenhagen will be one of the most beautiful memories you will have in your life. It oozes Christmas and has a combination of one of the warmest and welcoming cultures. You will be surrounded by locals and tourists that enjoy each others company in seasonal joy and of course a warm cup of Glogg. Copenhagen is all about Christmas lights, every street is filled with bright Christmas lights and decorated with tinsel and Christmas ornaments making it an absolute delight to explore the streets of Copenhagen in the snow. What a wonderful Christmas holiday that would be.
Nothing says Christmas more than exploring everything festive Ireland has to offer. Start off your trip with ‘Mission Santa’ a spectacular and fun show where you help save Santa inside mission control during the live show. You can witness the fantastic display of Christmas lights at the Delta Sensory Gardens with the illuminating seasonal display of lights being lit. On your trip, you must not miss the Christmas Festival in Galway which is designed to fill everyone with joy, love and to spend time with our loved ones.
4. New York, USA
New York is one of the most popular cities in the world and of course known for being the filming location for the classic Christmas film, Home Alone 2. Every fall the magnificent Winter Village at Bryant Park returns, featuring over 60 shops and food kiosks and a free 17,000-square-foot ice-skating ring for you to enjoy with your loved ones. You can go for a stroll at Dyker Heights street where the locals take their house Christmas decorations very seriously and deck out thousands of lights and life-sized soldiers, Santa’s and many more seasonal decorations which can all be explored during a 3.5-hour bus tour. When visiting New York during the holidays, you can’t miss out on attending the world-famous Rockefeller Christmas Tree which is a symbol of the holiday season and attracts people from all around the world.
5. Salzburg, Austria
Celebrate your Christmas holidays in Austria with their endless amount of festivals and seasonal events, starting off with their famous Christmas Markets in Innsbruck and Salzburg, which have the biggest Christmas markets in the world. They sell some of the tastiest gingerbread desserts along with sweet and warm mulled wine to enjoy with your family and loved ones.
6. Berlin, Germany
Go on a romantic vacation to Berlin and go on endless strolls in the snow. Berlin has so many places to explore, from a variety of Christmas markets and carnival atmospheres, you are bound to have an unforgettable experience. Explore their glamorous restaurants and take in an amazing culture with fine dining, yummy treats and the most Christmasy atmosphere for you and your loved ones.
7. Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh during Christmas is magical as the whole town comes to life in seasonal cheer. The streets are filled with lights, every town has its own unique Christmas market that has yummy treats, fun games and warm dinners and fruity mulled wine, for you to enjoy with your loved ones in a truly wonderful atmosphere. Nothing can beat an Edinburgh Christmas.
8. Reykjavik, Iceland
What makes Iceland unique as your choice destination during the holidays, is its passion for Christmas. Iceland has 13 Santa clauses, you are guaranteed to have a white Christmas, Christmas lasts for 26 days, The Northen lights appear often during the Christmas holidays, you can book tours to visit ice caves, go glacier hiking or snowmobiling and of course have a taste of Iceland’s delicious Christmas food. Topping your Christmas holidays, on New Year’s Eve, all of Reykjavik has one of the biggest and longest firework displays which goes on for several hours.
9. Alps, Switzerland
If your ideal holiday consists of a lot of snow and a wonderful white Christmas then the Swiss Alps are the perfect place for you. The Swiss Alps are a fairytale Christmas location that will definitely get you into the festive mood and create some of the most unforgettable memories in your life. There are a series of luxurious resorts to choose from for the most absolute magnificent stay, such as St. Moritz, Zermatt, and Davos/Klosters, where you will also get the chance to experience great skiing and other fun skiing activities with your loved ones.
10. Manchester, United Kingdom
Manchester has a series of exciting and seasonal activities for you to experience and enjoy with your loved ones. Explore its famous Ice Village or the giant Santa Clause and of course you can enjoy some lovely festive fun at the Winter Funland at Trafford City. Manchester truly provides the absolute Christmas experience with seasonal events happening throughout the city starting from November and throughout New Year, leaving guests to experience a series of festive packages to enjoy during your Christmas holidays.
11. Montreal, Canada
In Montreal you are guaranteed the most wonderful and fun Christmas experience with their outstanding events, starting off with going for a stroll through the famous Jacques Cartier Square as the city beams with joy and festive lights, whilst offering a series of events such as musical performances, outdoor bars, delicious drinks and holiday festive throughout the street entertaining locals and visitors. Another hot Christmas spot in the city is the Parc La Fontaine ice-skating rinks, wear your warmest clothes and ice-skate surrounded by snow and Christmas lights.
12. Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong is known for its extreme Christmas celebrations, with the streets and houses decorated with poinsettias flowers, tinsel, Christmas lights and nativity icons. There are carol singers singing Christmas melodies to the locals and visitors. The biggest worldwide event that takes place in Hong Kong is of course the ‘Winterfest’ which is a huge winter party in the heart of Hong Kong with shops, theme parks and other winter attractions and events such as their famous New Year’s countdown with the most amazing firework displays all over the city.
13. Glasgow, Scotland
Glasgow is one of the most romantic and Christmasy destinations that one can travel to during the holidays. The City Chambers, Glasgow Royal Concert hall, Buchanan Galleries and The Buck’s Head Building are filled with magically illuminated sparkling Christmas lights, brightening up with the entire street. Surrounding the city are multiple Christmas markets filled with handmade treats and gifts, including live Christmas shows for children and adults to enjoy.
In Finland, Christmas is one of their most important holidays and offer some of the most unique and Christmasy experiences in the world. Christmas lights brighten up the city’s main street, Aleksanterinkatu, while subtle snow covers the city. People from all over the world visit the Helsinki Christmas market and take in the seasonal joy and cheering warmth that Finland has to offer.
15. Vermont, USA
Vermont has the perfect weather, atmosphere and lights to celebrate Christmas with your loved ones. Starting off with the amazing Woodstock during the annual Wassail Weekend in December brings a festive celebration beyond comparison to the town, with endless amounts of parades, music, artisan market, stunning decorations that will put you in the festive Christmas mood.
Treat yourself to a wonderful Christmas experience whether it is by travelling abroad or enjoying the festivities in the UK. Create fun and unforgettable memories with your loved ones and have a Merry Christmas.
(Please be advised about the COVID-19 protocols before booking a holiday vacation, thank you)
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