Christmas is only a few days away and holiday spirit is at an all time high. While we all have our own unique ways of celebrating, here are 7 destinations that take Christmas spirit to a whole other level. Take note.
Few towns embody the Christmas spirit like Lapland, just North of the Arctic Circle. If you visit, stay at the famed Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi and take a ride on a sleigh led by reindeer. When you’re done, bake gingerbread with The Claus’ or enjoy a little fun in the snow. This spot is perfect for Christmas lovers young and old.
2. Prague, The Czech Republic Prague is stunning all year round but during Christmas, it’s a little more special. Wooden markets are full of unique holiday trinkets a pastries, while Old Time Square plays familiar Christmas tunes and features impressive light displays to satisfy the inner child in you.
3. Reykjavik, Iceland Reykjavik boasts a view that nature buffs and city dwellers alike will love. Daylight lasts about 4 hours but the Northern lights replace the sun and for that we’ll take less daylight. The city features unique Christmas traditions like the Yuletide Lads where Santa bring gifts to children in the 13 days leading to Christmas. There’s also the Yule Town Christmas Market where you can pick up gifts and decorations from new artisans and craftsman daily.
4. Quebec, Canada
Quebec is a great place to visit during the Holiday season. Gorgeous architecture, cobblestone streets, and good food are all things you can expect to to find in the French-speaking Canadian province. From the Quebec Adabra Festival’s stunning light show to the immaculate winter-white streets, take a trip north for a guaranteed good time.
5. Puerto Rico, USA
For those who love Christmas but hate the cold, visit Puerto Rico. Here you’ll hear your favorite Christmas songs like “Jingle Bells” only it’s called “Cascabel” and set to salsa rhythms—trust you’ll be dancing the minute it starts playing. Hangout at the beach instead of hitting the slopes, or spend your days strolling through historic towns, enjoying all the coquito you can drink.
7. New York City, USA
There is truly something magical about Christmas time in New York City; festive lights adorn the streets and there are plenty of things to do. From ice skating under the tree at Rockefeller Center and seeing The Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall, to horse-drawn carriage rides at Central Park, New York City is a must during the Holidays!