Hurray! The most awaited season of the year is here and the festivities of Christmas & New Year add a special zing to its flavors. Most people save their travel plans to make this time of the year special for them and their families. If you are one of them and intent to satiate your wanderlust in the coming days, we are here to help. We have compiled a list of must-visit destinations to celebrate Christams and New Year.
The list includes:
Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland
While the world believes North Pole to be the official home of Santa Claus, on the contrary Finnish people maintain Rovaniemi, Lapland to be the the home of beloved Santa. Nevertheless, a trip to Rovaniemi is like a dream come true. The kids sure have a lot to explore and cherish! Here’s your chance to get up and close with Santa and his family. If the thought of baking gingerbread cookies with Mrs. Claus, composing Christmas wish lists with a traditional quill, taking calligraphy lessons and enrolling in Elf School excite you, book your holiday today! Besides, Ranua Zoo, the Arktikum and Arctic Snow Hotel are other exciting attractions worth exploring!
Bareclona is host to one of the world’s most exciting Christmas festivities in the world! The swimming competition across the 200-meter long Copa Nadal harbor on Christmas Day doubles the excitement and spices the mood on D-Day! If you extend your holidays upto Three King’s Day on Jan 5), you get a chance to catch up with Melchior, Gaspar and Balthazar! The evening of Jan 4 witnesses the arrival of Santa Eulalia, the bearded & velvet-robed ship, which casts a spell across the city. Canons and fireworks welcome home the magic that is about to start. Thereafter, magnetic allure of takes over and it’s all about fun!
Reykjavik’s take on Christmas celebrations is entirely different. The capital city of Iceland excitedly waits for Yuletide Lads or the scruffy Santas to hand over presents to children. Their gift distribution activities commence 13 nights ahead of Christams, all the while pumping more excitement to the actual celebrations of the D-Day. Yule Town Christmas market is characterized by the decorated small yet beautiful huts that add a unique charm to the overall celebratory mood. You have a chance to bring home the artistic creations from Iceland! Norther Lights add to the aura and allure of Christmas lighthing and festivities.
If you want to catch a glimpse of the fun-loving Santa adorned in his beachwear, then Honolulu should be your travel destination! The Aloha State is famous for celebrating a snow-less Christmas. However, there is no dearth of Christmas vibes, tranquility and goodwill. There’s a lot of fun to soak into like a month-long Honolulu City Lights. The 15-meter Christmas tree, an opening parade, live music and unlimited happiness! Besides, the 6-meter-tall Shaka Santa, the Santa donning red shorts and open shirt multiplies the fervor and celebrations.
So, where are you headed to this Christmas?