Top 10 Christmas Destinations This Year

Top 10 Christmas Destinations This Year

Christmas – the most exciting time of the year. The cities around the world become illuminated with the thousands lights, air gets filled with the scent of hot wine, Christmas delicacies and holiday spirit. Check out the list of cities, that you might want to visit this Christmas.

10. Las Vegas, USA

The city of entertainment knows how to celebrate. The whole city becomes like a Christmas display during December. All the hotels gets decorated and the Christmas display in Bellagio is especially beautiful. As well as the famous fountains, that dance to the holiday carols at this time of the year.

Where to go?

Bellagio, Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, Lake Las Vegas.

Read more: Las Vegas Holiday

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9. Quebec, Canada

The city is known as one of the most European-like towns in North America. During Christmas Quebec becomes illuminated with the sparkling Christmas lights and decorations. It is especially romantic to wander in the Old Quebec’s streets, filled with light, snow and holiday spirit.

Where to go?

Old Quebec, Rue du Petit-Champlain, Place Royale, Rue Saint-Joseph.

Read more: Holiday Season in Qubec

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8. Tokyo, Japan

Japan is famous for the mesmerizing Christmas lights. Although not Christians, Japanese managed to recreate the spirit of this holiday. The shopping malls compete, which will make a bigger and better Christmas display. And the Starlight Garden in the Midtown is covered with thousands of lights.

Where to go?

Roppongi Hill, Tokyo Midtown, Ginza, Shinjuku, Marunochi, Yurakacho.

Read more: Go Tokyo

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7. Sydney, Australia

From interactive Christmas choir in Pitt Street Mall, Christmas projections on the walls of Sydney Town Hall, to the amazing decorations in the Queen Victoria Building – the city manages to create a magical Christmas spirit, though it is summer in this part of the world.

Where to go?

Queen Victoria Building, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Town Hall.

Read more: Sydney Christmas

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6. Vilnius, Lithuania

The streets twinkle during late November and December. The main Christmas tree is found in Cathedral Square, where the trees around the square are also decorated with the lights. In Lukiskiu Square Christmas market and ice-skating rink entertain the locals and guests.

Where to go?

Cathedral Square, Lukiskiu Square, Town Hall, Gedimino Avenue.

Read more: Christmas in Vilnius

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5. Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Santa Claus visits the town in mid November during a very amusing parade known as Sinterklaas. The Light Festival in Plantage exhibits wonderful art works, some of them hang above the canals. Markets and numerous events also amuse locals and guests.

Where to go?

Dam Square, Plantage, Westergasfabriek, Amstelpark.

Read more: Holiday Season in Amsterdam

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4. Paris, France

The city of love gets filled with romance during Christmas time as well. The streets and boulevards shimmer with the strings of lights, the Eiffel Tower becomes more beautiful than ever, the skating rink next to it attracts in the evenings – chic, intimate and very Parisian.

Where to go?

Eiffel Tower, Disneyland, markets in Champs Elysees and Montmartre.

Read more: Christmas in Paris

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3. Cologne, Germany

The hometown of mulled wine, Cologne is famous for the numerous Christmas markets. A beautiful Christmas tree is posited next to the remarkable cathedral and the air gets filled with the tasty scent of German delicatessen.

Where to go?

Cologne Cathedral, Cologne’s Old Christmas Market, Neumarkt, Rudolfplatz, Christmas Market at Stadtgarten.

Read more: Cologne Christmas Markets

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2. London, England

You will find traditionally themed Christmas display in Covent Garden, while a huge topiary reindeer Rudolf decorated with the lights is found in Piazza. The streets are sparkling during December, as well as all the malls, that make Christmas shopping an exciting experience.

Where to go?

Covent Garden, Piazza, Globe, Trafalgar Square.

Read more: Christmas in London

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1. Santa Claus Village, Lapland, Finland

The village enters Arctic Circle and its guests not only get to experience a true winter, but to visit Santa Claus himself. There are various restaurants and themed shops in the village, but still the main attraction is the opportunity to chat and take a picture with Santa.

Where to go?

The village is only 2 km from Rovaniemi Airport.

Read more: Santa Claus Village

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