So what are you planning this Christmas? Any special Christmas Destinations on your mind? There might be more options than staying at home or visiting the relatives.
I guess it depends a bit (or a lot) on your personal taste what you would consider a great Christmas Destination, so the places and ideas mentioned here are by no means complete or correct. They are just some ideas that might get you thinking about your Christmas plans. And there might be even something that you could combine with the relatives, who knows.
Before you embark on your trip you will have to decide what makes Christmas Destinations great for you personally. Should it be
- Historically significant to the occasion?
- Have lots of snow for this amazing white Christmas?
- A great part place?
- Relaxed, laid back and fun for the kids?
- Very traditional?
- Or anything else?
Depending on your personal definition of great Christmas Destinations you might find a pick in the suggestions below, or you might have to search a bit more.
Christmas Destinations For You
- San Miguel De Allende (Mexico) – In the lead up to Christmas you can see a nightly re-enactment of Joseph and Mary’s search for shelter. Including a procession from house to house, a girl on a donkey, piñatas and poinsettias. The last house they visit will be host for the nights festivities, including rounds of ponche, a hot spiced fruit drink, and piñatas.
- Quebec City (North America) – with narrow cobblestoned streets and stone architecture of the walled city (founded in 1608 by French explorer Samuel de Champlain) it is as romantic and European as it gets on this side of the pond. And you have a good chance of being treated to a white Christmas as well. With lots of choices for a beautiful dinner this is a great choice for the holidays.
- Paraty (Brazil) – this Portuguese colonial town is a great escape if you prefer it nice and warm. Friendly locals, azure waters, beautiful beaches, and exotic-bird-filled jungles may make you forget what holiday it is altogether. This is the backdrop for an unforgettable Christmas.
- Trømso (Norway) – experience one of nature’s greatest shows – the northern lights (look for them between 6 p.m. and midnight) and be really close to the North Pole (I was told Santa lives there ) for Christmas. You will have the chance to try dogsledding, enjoy great food, and a mountaintop cable car. But be aware – a “day” is just a couple hours of twilight blue.
- Vienna (Austria) – with its beautiful architecture Vienna has an old world charm about it, especially at Christmas. You will love the twinkling decorations and three outdoor Christkindle Markets. Go there at night (which sets in early being winter) and enjoy some finger food and a glass of spiced mulled wine (Gluehwein) while you do your last minute Christmas shopping from the Vendors on the market. And on Sundays at 9:15am you can listen to a free concert of the Vienna Boys’ Choire.
So there you have five beautiful and totally different Christmas Destinations – what is your favourite? Where would you like to go this year for Christmas?
If you want to read more great articles around Christmas check these out:
- The Story of Christmas for kids
- Easy Christmas Cake Recipe
- Christmas In The Park
- Christmas Stocking Oranges And Socks
- Our First Christmas Living In Our Motorhome
- Christmas Shopping List
- Christmas Past And Present