12 World’s Best Places To Celebrate Christmas
Today’s discerning traveller is not one to settle for a traditional conventional experience. Instead a great number of individuals look at Christmas as a wonderful opportunity to discover the diversity of the world by travelling to far off destinations. While Christmas is ideally a celebration to be indulged in at home, people are today finding the idea of travelling with loved ones a much more enthralling. The fascinating aspect of this growing trend is that it is not restricted to purely popular destinations, but travellers are exploring the embarking on a voyage to an unconventional and lesser known territories. Below are some of the world’s best places we recommend one can travel to this Christmas.
1. Reykjavik, Iceland
Reykjavik – the coziest northerly capital in the world joins hands with the vibrant buildings, friendly locals and exotic nightlife to give visitors a holiday of their life! This destination offers a beautiful Yule Town Christmas with a city that is filled with the most distinctive Christmas traditions one could ever see. And this is what makes travelling to this destination a great idea for Christmas.
2. Quebec City, Canada
If you are looking for a typical “old-fashioned” White Christmas holiday in the wilderness, Quebec might be your perfect stop. Enchanted with lights, decorations, and snow this city is ranked as the world’s top 10 destinations for celebrating the Holidays by CNN. The city also plays host to Christmas concerts for the public during the festive season. Travellers can also try soft-adventure activities like hiking, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling here.
3. Chicago, Illinois
At Chicago, pay witness to the millions of Christmas lights clinging to the Magnificent Mile at the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival that attracts over 1 million visitors every year. You may also stock your shopping baskets at the Christkindmarket; a huge outdoor German crafts market that is also a great attraction in this city. Finally the Navy Pier’s Winter WonderFest; a holiday-themed amusement park with an indoor skating rink is not one to be missed!
4. Nuremberg, Germany
Attracting over 2 million visitors every year, the charmingly heritage Nuremberg grants visitors the opportunity to soak in medieval charm and the aroma of gingerbread during the Christmas season. They also host an impressive Christmas market with over 200 stall holders who present their traditional wares on their stall.
5. Castleton, England
A honeypot village in the High Peak district of Derbyshire, Castleton is an ideal vacation spot for Christmas. Also called as, ‘Gem of the Peaks’, nature has gifted this destination with the presence of beautiful Christmas trees along the tiny stone English village. But the sight that is most alluring is the pristine placement of candlelight caroling inside the caves.
6. Barcelona, Spain
In Spain 8th December is celebrated as the Feast of the Immaculate Conception post which the Christmas celebrations commence. Armed with colorful and magnificent fireworks and canons the celebration is so grand that is almost makes you forget home and instantly lightens up your spirit. The thing to most look forward to is the incredible parade with elephants and giraffes and camels.