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.
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!
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!
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.
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!