Christmas is around the corner. Have you put up your Christmas tree yet? Why not do something interesting this year, like say a family vacation, to get into the real Christmas mood? In the midst of you busy work schedule, vacations are great opportunities to spend some quality time with your family.
Here are some of the most interesting Christmas destinations around the world.
- Quebec city-a historic Christmas destination:
During Christmas, this historic city undergoes a magical transformation. The centuries old stone houses, Christmas trees adorning the streets, the perfect snowfall could you ask for more? There are a lot of eco-friendly outdoor sports you could try here as well. With ample activities for kids, concerts with some of the best holiday songs, Christmas markets for some German style shopping, there are lots that this city offers during Christmas.
- Taos, New Mexico- paper lanterns:
For a perfect blend of interesting Christmas traditions, this is one place you must visit. Ideally located below the snow-capped mountains, this small town has the perfect Christmas setting. The great tree which was once offered to the town as a donation recognizing the friendly nature of the residents, still stands at the plaza and is decorated with great grandeur during Christmas. The beautiful paper lantern decorations around the town make the town look magical. Do not miss the Arts and crafts fair and posadas, Bonfires on Bent Street, and Yuletide Caroling. If you have some more time to spare, you could also go skiing!
- Kaikoura- for a unique “summery” Christmas:
If you are bored of the traditional snow during Christmas, you could go sunbathing in this beachside town of New Zealand. To sink into New Zealand’s real beauty and to have a serene yet fun beach vacation for a change, you could fly to Kaikoura this Christmas. This place has some of the most picturesque hotels to stay. This
- Alaska- the year round Christmas town:
Every day is a Christmas day here. For the whitest, snowiest Christmas, Alaska is where you should be. You also get a chance to spot Aurora. Do not forget to check out the ice sculptures made by the best sculptors from around the world. You could send out postcards to your loved ones from the North Pole to make their Christmas special too. Remember to check out the world famous Santa House in Juneau.
- Cologne, Germany- for a grand Christmas:
Cologne is one of the best places to spend Christmas in Europe. This is one place where you get to do the best Christmas shopping. You could buy a lot of gifts for anyone and everyone from the 8 different Christmas markets with unique gifts lining the banks of the Rhine. Check out the historic Dom’s rich architectural magnificence. The city does get crowded this time of the year. So remember to make your accommodation arrangements well in advance.
- Mackinac Island- a calmer more traditional Christmas:
For an off-beat Christmas destination, consider this little island in Michigan. This city celebrates Christmas the same way it was celebrated 100s of years ago. There are holiday activities for the entire family. You could explore the city in a horse buggy and shop for unique handcrafted souvenirs from the annual Christmas bazar.
- Leavenworth, Washington- for a Bavarian style Christmas:
This city in Washington is well known for the Christmas lighting festival. This can be one of the best Christmas vacations for couples in particular. The entire city looks like it is straight out of a snow globe with its typical Christmas vibe. There are also numerous fun activities if you are travelling with your family, like sleigh rides, sleds for kids, and lots more. Shop from the Christmas market, take a horse carriage ride, experience traditional Christmas carols and you could do so much more in Leavenworth.
A vacation with the family can be overwhelming. To make the trip a memorable one, prepare well ahead and make all your bookings on time. So why not plan a trip with Cozmo Travel? For more incredible travel content, click here.