Do you dream of going on a trip this Christmas? Well, we are here to help, showing you the best places to go this Christmas! From glittering cities to snowy mountains… ☃️🏔
Copenhagen is Scandinavia’s most vibrant and affordable capital. It is very small and welcoming which makes it perfect for Christmas activities. The city’s streets are transformed annually by half a million lights and hundreds of Christmas trees which form a magnificent backdrop to your festive meandering.
The city’s streets are imbued with an irrepressible sense of festive cheer, and from the lights to the ice rink and the carols at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Christmas is celebrated with gusto and glee.
For many, Salzburg is quintessential Austria, offering the best of the country’s Baroque architecture, sub-Alpine scenery and a musical 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, making it one of the best to go for Christmas.
Nuremberg in Germany is renowned for its Christkindlesmarkt (Christmas market), which sees 180 stalls arranged side by side on the Hauptmarkt selling toys, trinkets and gingerbread treats. It looks especially enchanting after dark. It’s the perfect place to shop for some stocking-filler Christmas presents for loved ones back home – and you can’t beat the atmosphere.
New York, USA
We definitely had to include this one, everyone knows that New York during the Christmas period is certainly going to be incredible. 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.
This city offers no fewer than fifty Christmas markets every year, set in different neighbourhoods across the city. If the candles and consumerism get a bit much there are plenty of museums and cultural events to experience too. Berlin also has a great nightlife, so getting bored in this city is virtually impossible.
A fantasy comes true for kids and any adults that refuse to grow up, Father Christmas’s hometown is a must-visit for anyone that wants to see the magic of Christmas. Of course, the Santa Claus Village and Santa Park get most of the visitors, but nearby Rovaniemi also offers numerous delights. Along with all the festivities, it’s also a chance to witness one of the most magical natural phenomenons in existence: the northern lights.
East Asia’s most extraordinary city, Hong Kong doesn’t let Christmas pass without fanfare. Lights dangle from skyscrapers, shop fronts are bedecked in wrapping paper and Christmas music blasts from speakers everywhere.
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.
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 in which to take refuge from the cold and share in some festive cheer.