Cracking Countries To Travel To This Christmas

Sick of spending Christmas at home? Sure, it can be nice to have your own set traditions and routines over the Christmas period but, after a while, these routines can quickly become boring and can lose their sparkle. Think that you need to mix things up this year? Why not go on holiday? Here are some great places that will really light up this coming festive period.


Nuremberg, Germany

Germany is known for its Christmas markets, In fact, they have become so internationally popular that now many non-German towns and cities around the world have started hosting their own. But to get a great feel for a truly authentic German Christmas market, you should head to Nuremberg this year. It is thought that this market is the oldest one in the whole of Germany. You’ll find lots of great Christmas gifts and yummy treats while browsing all the stands.

New York City, USA

It’s known for its fashion show, amazing food scene, and for being a 24-hour city, but New York is also a fantastic Christmas destination. Make sure you walk by the Rockefeller Center at some point during your stay so that you can see its absolutely huge Christmas tree. When you walk around the city, you will be dazzled by all the fantastic Christmas lights and beautiful decorations. Just remember to wrap up warm!

Lapland, Finland

There are lots of great ideas for winter snow breaks all around the world, but nothing quite beats Lapland. When you visit this beautiful region in Finland, you are always guaranteed to have plenty of snow, so it’s great if you want to go skiing, snowboarding, or sledding with huskies. Plus, the kids will get the chance to meet Santa Claus, which will certainly be an unforgettable experience for them. Don’t forget your camera so that you can capture their faces!


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Montreal, Canada

Canada’s second-largest city is known for combining European and American style, and that is certainly the case at Christmas time as well. There are lots of elegant Christmas lights and decorations around the city, and you will find that lots of people head straight to the Patinoire du Bassin Bonsecours. This is a stylish ice rink that becomes ever so popular during the festive season.

Aspen, USA

Another great winter destination in the USA is Aspen. It’s a fantastic place to visit if you want to hit the slopes, as it has amazing skiing and apres ski facilities. But even if you don’t like the thought of sliding around on all the snow and ice, spending the Christmas in one of its cozy lodges is still a great plan. Most lodges are big enough for the whole family to stay in and are self-catered so you will still be able to enjoy a huge Christmas dinner with all the trimmings!

Ready to get away this Christmas? Hopefully, this blog post has given you some great ideas. No matter where you go, you will definitely have a very merry Christmas away from home!

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  • Natasha

    I’m still trying to get my husband to get away for Christmas, but traditions are so ingrained in him that he’s digging his heels in. These locations sound great! I’ve already been to two of the places, and I’m definitely interested in Lapland.

    November 8, 2017 at 10:16 am Reply
  • Sheena Steward

    I’ve always wanted to go to Aspen for Christmas. I go to Minnesota for Christmas for I get my white Christmas every year lol. I agree we need to put a twist to traditions sometimes. Thanks for the information.

    November 8, 2017 at 12:14 pm Reply
  • Monique Tillman

    I have heard about the Chirstmas Market in Germany. One day I would love to go. NYC is definitely on my list for Christmas. I believe we get so wrapped in tradition that we forget about others ways to spend Christmas.

    November 8, 2017 at 12:20 pm Reply
  • Tisha

    I would really love to visit Finland during the colder parts of the year! Seems like such a beautiful and welcoming place!

    November 8, 2017 at 8:51 pm Reply
  • danasia

    I’d love to spend Christmas in Montreal! I’ve been dying to get there!

    November 9, 2017 at 12:59 pm Reply
  • Ashleigh

    NYC is absolutely beautiful around Christmas time. I actually can’t wait to experience Christmas outside of the US, for right now my family isn’t having that lol

    November 9, 2017 at 3:11 pm Reply
  • Tiffany H.

    I love Christmas its my favorite, I have only been away once for Christmas to Ghana. I prefer to be around the family for Christmas time. otherwise all of these destinations sound great

    November 9, 2017 at 5:17 pm Reply
  • Carissa

    I have always wanted to go to NYC for the holidays! From what I see on television and pictures it looks absolutely amazing!!! The others sound like great options too!

    November 9, 2017 at 10:59 pm Reply
  • Kita

    We are traveling to another state for Christmas. Overseas on our family bucket list.

    November 10, 2017 at 12:57 am Reply
  • EG III

    For me, Christmas is one of the few times of the year I actually appreciate being home….But with that said, if given the opportunity to travel during that time I’d still probably jump on it!

    November 10, 2017 at 1:08 am Reply
  • Mimi Green

    Great destination recommendations. I’ve been to a couple. I don’t believe in traveling for Christmas. I look forward to the fun at home with my family.

    November 10, 2017 at 7:30 am Reply
  • Crystal

    I’ve always wanted to go to Aspen and I’m not a cold weather lover. The scenery just looks so beautiful, I need to see it in person!

    November 10, 2017 at 4:31 pm Reply
  • Bianca Dottin

    I would love to go on vacation for Christmas but my husband just isn’t having it. Some of these places sound amazing. Montreal is on our list for next year and hopefully I can get him to go away for Christmas then.

    November 10, 2017 at 4:48 pm Reply
  • Joyce Brewer

    A European cruise would be my ideal Christmas vacation. I haven’t been across the pond in 14 years. I’d love to take our son.

    November 13, 2017 at 10:49 am Reply
  • Kiwi

    Girl all of those places are freezing cold. I want to go somewhere on an island for the holiday I am tired of cold lol

    November 14, 2017 at 9:48 am Reply
  • Novie Johnston

    Those beautiful places are on my wish list. Hopefully, I could travel one of them especially Finland for Christmas next year. It’s so gorgeously breathtaking.

    November 16, 2017 at 9:27 am Reply
  • Case converter

    it’s a very nice and beautiful post, i really appreciate it !

    November 22, 2017 at 12:46 pm Reply
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