This has been a very difficult and stressful year, and many people are looking forward to making a trip for Christmas and New Year, to finally say goodbye to 2020. Of course, due to the pandemic we all have the obligation to travel taking into account the safe guidelines. Staying at home is probably the best option to celebrate safely, but as we said, people are allowed to travel if they take the compromise to do it with the right precautions and obeying the protocol rules. Therefore, if you are looking forward to getting away this holiday, stop searching for christmas leggings for sale on the internet and start planning your Christmas vacations. Whether you are looking for snowy landscapes, glittering cities, or laying in the sun in a warm location, here we will tell you about the best places in the world to celebrate Christmas.
The Big Island, Hawaii
Hawaii is beautiful at every time of the year. If you are looking for amazing beaches and loads of sun and warmth this is a fantastic place. This is a unique destination, full of nature, very rustic, with amazing wildlife and marine life and enormous volcanoes. They are now prepared to receive tourists, since the beginning of December. They are really festive on Christmas; there are tons of outdoor activities and water activities. Be prepared to meet a very different Santa, the Hawaiian version is much cooler.
This is an extremely vibrant and affordable location. Small but very welcoming, it is a peaceful place where the rush of transit don´t set the pace. People tend to take it easy making the pre-Christmas activities lovely to navigate. Around Christmas, the city’s streets are lit by half a million Christmas lights and hundreds of Christmas trees which creates a magical scenery.
This city is embedded with festive cheer around Christmas. Full of Christmas lights, the ice rinks and people singing carols at St. Patrick´s Cathedral, the air is filled with such splendor and glee. There are plenty or attractions to see and activities to experience.
Santa Claus Village, Finland
If you feel like you can´t get enough of Santa and Christmas, then you should head north to Finland’s Arctic Circle. In this town, Santa is the favorite, most famous resident. There are no words to describe this village, as it deserves; it is like a fairytale place. Surrounded by hundreds of pines, covered with snow, illuminated with thousands of colored lights. You can visit the reindeer and husky farm, or the elf´s farm yard zoo. There are tons of adventures to experience, like safaris, and Aurora hunting. This is really a magical and adventurous place.
This location is famously known for its magical Christkindlesmarkt (Christmas Market), in Nuremberg´s Hauptmarkt. We are talking about 180 stalls arranged side by side selling trinkets, gingerbread treats, toys, candles and sweets. If you like shopping this will be an amazing experience. It is better to visit this market after dark, to see the colored lights create a fairytale spectacle, while you are looking around the stalls getting warm with a glass of mulled wine. The atmosphere around this market can´t be beaten by any other place, it is enchanting.
New York, USA
Most people have probably seen what Christmas in the Big Apple looks like, thanks to Hollywood movies; and the truth is that the city that never sleeps is undoubtedly the one that rules when it comes to Christmas. You can find the world’s tallest Christmas tree lit at the Rockefeller Center at the beginning of December, and you can go ice-skating beside it. The window´s displays in the city´s department stores are simply magical. In addition, of course, watching the New York Ballet performance of “The Nutcracker” is a tradition you can´t miss. Christmas is huge in New York.
This ancient city is magical at any time of the year (it is like an open-air museum, full of culture), but December has a special touch. Of course, we are talking about the spiritual heart of Catholicism, so there is no doubt they know how to live Christmas. During this season, roasted chestnuts are sold on every corner and the city is full of nativity scenes. However, it is the Vatican that pulls pilgrims all over the world to visit this city for Midnight Mass in St Peter’s Basilica on Christmas Eve, or at noon on Christmas Day.