5 Best Christmas Destinations in 2018
Christmas is one of the most special and anticipated holidays of the year. Traditionally, people spend it in the company of their family and closest friends. If you are tired and bored by that routine and you wish to go on a Christmas-themed adventure, you should pick a destination where this holiday is marked in a grand or unique way. Since there are only a few days left for you to plan such a trip, we have shortlisted some of the top Christmas destinations in 2018:
- Rovaniemi, Lapland
- Any German city
- Prague, Czech Republic
- Copenhagen, Denmark
- Sydney, Australia
This Christmas destination is worth visiting not only in 2018 but during any other winter. This is the home of Santa and even if you are not in a particularly merry and festive mood yet, that will certainly change as soon as you set foot in Rovaniemi or better-known as Santa Village. It is open throughout the whole year so even if you don’t visit it during the winter, you will still be able to enjoy a Reindeer ride. Don’t forget to pack warm clothes because this place is set in Finland and temperatures there average at about -11°.
Almost any big city in Germany
If you love Christmas markets, you should consider visiting Germany this holiday season. This a country that is famous with its festive street markets. You can find them in almost every German city but some of the best and most colourful of them are those in Cologne, Berlin, Aachen, Dresden, Stuttgart and more. Exploring them is very easy given that you can easily rent a car in Germany at a good price and to safely travel around the country. After all, this is where you will find one of the most advanced and well-maintained infrastructures in the world.
Prague, Czech Republic
Speaking of Xmas markets, did you know that some of the world’s oldest and biggest of them are held in Prague? Yes, you read that right – the capital of the Czech Republic is home to several Christmas markets. That is why the entire city has a carnival-like atmosphere form early December up until the second week of January.
Christmas traditions in Denmark are many and if you are a culture vulture or a person who is fascinated by foreign countries, you will appreciate Copenhagen. Many of these traditions are of a really old Scandinavian origin and have no analogue anywhere else in the world. One of them encourages the entire family to participate in the holiday preparations by baking ginger cookies, handcrafting decorations, etc. The local festive food is very delicious and it is simply a must-try.
If you love Santa but you hate cold weather, make your way all the way to Sydney. There is nothing like a Christmas in the city of the notorious Bondi Beach. You will enjoy a sunny and warm (i.e. hot) weather and celebrate Christmas the Aussie way – with your thongs on (i.e. flipflops) by the barbie (i.e. the barbecue), holding a stubby (i.e. beer) in one hand and an Australian slang dictionary in the other.