- 1 Top 20 Best Christmas Destinations You Can Afford Miss This December.
- 2 1. Dublin, Ireland
- 3 2. Copenhagen, Denmark
- 4 3. Salzburg, Austria
- 5 4. Nuremberg, Germany
- 6 5. New York, USA
- 7 6. Berlin, Germany
- 8 7. Rome, Italy
- 9 8. Lapland, Finland
- 10 9. Edinburgh, Scotland
- 11 10. Montreal, Canada
- 12 10. Hong Kong, China
- 13 11. Washington DC, USA
- 14 12. Boston, USA
- 15 13. Cologne, Germany
- 16 14. Prague, Czech Republic
- 17 15. Reykjavík, Iceland
- 18 16. Dresden, Germany
- 19 17. Bruges, Belgium
- 20 18. New Orleans, USA
- 21 19. Aspen, USA
Top 20 Best Christmas Destinations You Can Afford Miss This December.
I don’t know where to travel for Xmas this year?
Christmas is gradually drawing close and so many families will be travelling out to different countries to spend their holiday.
But the question most people are asking now is where should I travel for Christmas holiday this year?
Yes this is a very good one; I’ll be helping you out achieve this in 20 minutes.
Most families will be travelling to Dubai this year, so if you’ve not booked your Cheap Flights to Dubai you’re missing cool discounts for your family.
From glittering cities to a few snowy escapes, here are 20 classic destinations for a festive break.
1. Dublin, Ireland
It might be a cliché but the craic really does flow in Dublin during December. The city’s streets are imbued with an irrepressible sense of festive cheer, and from the lights to the ice rinks and the carols at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Christmas is celebrated with gusto and glee.
2. Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen is Scandinavia’s most vibrant and affordable capital. Small and welcoming, it’s a place where people rather than cars set the pace, making its pre-Christmas activity a lot easier to navigate.
The city’s Copenhagen are transformed annually by half a million lights and thousands of Christmas trees and form a magnificent centerpiece to your festive meandering.
3. Salzburg, Austria
For many, Salzburg is the quintessential Austria, offering the best of the country’s Baroque architecture, sub-Alpine scenery and a musickal heritage derived from the city’s most famous son, Mozart. Its festive market is compact and intimate and a frequent dusting of snow adds to its appeal.
4. Nuremberg, Germany
Nuremburg in Germany is renowned for its Christkindlesmarkt (Christmas market), which sees 180 stalls stand side by side on the Hauptmarkt, offering toys, trinkets and gingerbread treats. It looks especially enchanting after dark.
5. New York, USA
The city that never sleeps inevitably rules the roost when it comes to Christmas. From the Rockefeller Center’s gargantuan tree to the awe-inspiring shop displays, December in the Big Apple is simply magical.
6. Berlin, Germany
The German capital offers no fewer than fifty Christmas markets every year, set amid its varied districts. If the candles and consumerism get a bit much there are plenty of museums and cultural events to experience too.
7. Rome, Italy
An ancient place packed with the remains of over two thousand years of habitation, Rome could ensnare you for a month and you’d still only scratch the surface.
The city is so much more than an open-air museum: its culture, food and people combine to create a modern, vibrant city.
Faith and tradition play a key role in Christmas here, and there aren’t many more suitable places on the planet to attend Midnight Mass.
8. Lapland, Finland
A fantasy come true for kids and any adults that refuse to grow up, Father Christmas’s hometown is a must-visit for anyone that still believes in the magic of Christmas. Of course the Santa Claus Village and Santa Park see most of the visitors, but nearby Rovaniemi also offers numerous delights.
9. Edinburgh, Scotland
The showcase capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is a historic, cosmopolitan and cultured city. The setting is wonderfully striking – perched on a series of extinct volcanoes and rocky crags which rise from the generally flat landscape of the Lothians – and Christmas is done in style. Extend your stay for the world-famous Hogmanay a week later.
10. Montreal, Canada
Canada’s second-largest city, Montreal is geographically as close to the European coast as to Vancouver, and in look and feel it combines some of the finest aspects of the two continents. It’s a magical place at this time of year and a spin round (or tumble on to) the ice at the Patinoire du Bassin Bonsecours is a must.
10. Hong Kong, China
East Asia’s most extraordinary city, Hong Kong doesn’t let Christmas pass without a fanfare. Lights dangle from skyscrapers, shop fronts are bedecked in wrapping paper and Christmas music blasts from speakers everywhere.
11. Washington DC, USA
Although it can be bitterly cold during the winter months, Washington DC assumes a soul-warming aura in the pre-Christmas period.
The Pathway of Peace leading up to the National Christmas Tree at the White House lights up daily from dusk until 11pm, and 56 trees – representing fifty states, five territories and the District of Columbia – are planted nearby.
12. Boston, USA
Boston is as close to the Old World as the New World gets, and this is more evident than ever during the holidays. You’ll feel like you’ve travelled back in time as you navigate the gas lamp-lit streets of the historic city, working your way up to the huge tree in front of Faneuil Hall Marketplace.
13. Cologne, Germany
Cologne boasts eight different Christmas markets on both sides of the Rhine River. Offering all manner of gift ideas and plenty of glühwein stalls, it’s the perfect spot to pick up all those presents.
14. Prague, Czech Republic
With some 600 years of architecture virtually untouched by natural disaster or war, few other cities in Europe look as good as Prague. Straddling the winding River Vltava, with a steep wooded hill to one side, the city retains much of its medieval layout, and navigating the lanes in the run up to Christmas is a spellbinding experience.
15. Reykjavík, Iceland
In the Santa stakes, Iceland has one up on us; or rather, more accurately, twelve up. Their folklore talks of thirteen such characters, known as Yule Lads, who show up in town on the thirteen days leading up to Christmas. Head to the beautiful capital of Reykjavík and you may just spot one.
16. Dresden, Germany
Dresden has as many Christmas markets as the next German city, but the main reason to visit happens on the Saturday before the second Sunday in Advent, when a huge stollen (traditional Christmas fruit cake) is paraded through the city streets and into the market before being cut up and distributed among the onlookers.
17. Bruges, Belgium
Christmas was made for Bruges, which is a picturesque medieval treat at any time of the year. The usual markets and ice rinks are present and correct across the Belgian city but the place has a charm all of its own.
18. New Orleans, USA
Unsurprisingly, New Orleans pulls out all the stops at Christmas. Riverboat caroling cruises and festive streetcars are among the key attractions in a city that goes hog wild for all things Chrimbo.
19. Aspen, USA
A white Christmas is guaranteed at Colorado’s famous mountain town and ski resort, Aspen. The place is jam-packed with alpine lodges and cosy spots to take refuge from the cold and share in some festive cheer.
20. Cape Town, South Africa
A lot of countries have to endure Christmas in cold weather. And that’s what makes Cape Town really special on Christmas season. Being on the Southern Hemisphere, Christmas in South Africa means summer and summer time means more fun.
If other countries have endless supply of white snow, Cape Town has miles and miles of white beaches to enjoy. Winter Christmas also meant you are limited in what you can do for Christmas, but in Cape Town, you won’t run out of activities to do and places to explore while wearing your bikinis.
There are wide selections of great beaches, imposing mountains and landscapes to enjoy. Christmas season here also means more time for kite surfing, surfing, paragliding, shark diving, safaris, nature trekking and simply enjoying this beautiful city in a beautiful weather. And if that’s not enough, this city is also famous for its high quality restaurants and great wines from their world class wineries. And for me, that’s the best way to celebrate your Christmas.
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