Who says Santa is the only one who gets to travel the world this Christmas? With so many festivities and picturesque places, the holidays are the perfect time to explore and learn a little bit about Christmas across the globe. So, if you have wanderlust in your heart and Christmas in your soul, a trip to one of these amazing holiday destinations just might be the gift you’re looking for this year.
Top 5 Christmas Destinations Around the World
Amsterdam comes to life during the month of December. Colorful lamps light up the streets. Departments stores put up impressive Christmas displays. And holiday markets pop up around the city. The festivities kick off in early December with Sinterklaas, a traditional 2 day celebration filled with feasts and gifts. But don’t worry, Christmas also gets its own 2 day celebration. The best part is that most shops and business remain open making it the perfect destination for visitors.
The magic of Christmas in New York has been immortalized in films for years. And with good reason! The city is decked out in holiday cheer, bright Christmas lights, and amazing displays. You can ice skate in Central Park, marvel at the department store window displays, or catch the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. There’s a little bit of Christmas magic for everybody.
If shopping is your cardio, Nuremberg is your Christmas destination. Best known for its Christkindlmarkt, one of Germany’s most famous Christmas markets, Nuremberg is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. Over 200 vendors set up shop in the central square offering visitors a picturesque background for all their Christmas shopping.
Lapland is the ideal destination for the child in all of us. Not only will you get the beautiful white Christmas that you’ve always dreamed of, but you’ll also be able to visit Santa at one of the Christmas theme parks (Santa Claus Village, Santa Park).
Much like New York, London becomes a magical place at Christmas time. The streets are decorated with twinkling lights and holiday shoppers. Christmas markets and ice skating rinks spring up around the city. And traditional pantomimes and festivals can be enjoyed throughout the holiday season. You can learn more about Christmas in London here.