If you’re growing tired of the same old Christmas traditions, why not pack your bags and jet off somewhere different this year? There are plenty of festive places to visit where you can celebrate Christmas with the locals. Whether you’re in the mood to go somewhere hot or cold, here are some ideas for your Christmas vacation.
For those who want to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas, nothing can beat a Christmas mass at the Vatican. Services take place on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but you need to ensure that you book in advance.
Many tourists who travel to the Eastern United States over the holidays choose to spend their time in New York. However, Boston is also a fantastic city to book places to stay at Christmas. There are a number of festive attractions to enjoy, from holiday markets and shows to ice skating and candlelight carols.
The Estonian capital looks truly magical dusted with snow, and it’s not as busy as the cities in Western Europe. This was where the first Christmas tree was put up, and there are many holiday traditions to participate in, including classical concerts, an outdoor ice rink, a Christmas village and the Christmas market.
The Spanish certainly know how to put on a fiesta, and Christmas time is no different. There is the traditional Christmas market alongside numerous outdoor ice rinks. The events begin on December 15 and run through to January 5 with the bright and colorful Three Kings parade.