Having a magical white Christmas is on many to-do lists, no matter where you are in the world, but especially for those who never get to experience one in their hometown.
A white Christmas is magical regardless, but there are some incredible destinations that you should consider if you’re planning for a white Christmas in the coming years. In no particular order, here are five great places to have a magical white Christmas around the world.
The home of Santa, Lapland is a must visit for a truly magical white Christmas. Visit Santa’s village, meet the man himself and give his reindeer a pet and then visit Santa Park. With an abundance of snowfall and plenty of activities, you’ll definitely bring out your inner child on this fun-filled trip.
New York, USA
Of course New York is on this list. While the snow begins to fall, you can check out the famous Christmas tree at Rockefeller Centre, the decorations along 5th Avenue and ice skate at the annual rink in Central Park. See the city in its wintery bliss over the Christmas holidays and enjoy exploring the city during its holiday period.
The wintery wonderland of Aspen in the United States takes on a whole new magical persona in the festive season. From their 12 Days of Aspen Christmas to the musical events that happen throughout the season. Aspen also has a range of activities such as ice skating, skiing and snow mobile rides. Cosy up in a lodge or villa and soak in the hot tub after a day on the slopes.
Prague, Czech Republic
Christmas markets with delicious treats, huge decorated trees and snowfall covering the historical buildings makes Prague a prime spot for a white Christmas. Enjoy exotic food before enjoying a stroll through the city to enjoy the castles and bridges rugged up while the snow falls.
If you’re after a beautiful, European Christmas, look no further than Austria with their traditional Christmas markets, bringing in people from all over the world and the lighting and decorating of the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve. Enjoy delicious treats such as gingerbread, liqueur filled chocolates and sweet, mulled wine while you rug up and listen to carols being sung. While it doesn’t always snow in Austria, there is a better chance of finding snow there than back home.
Of course, there are a multitude of other great spots for having a classical Christmas. Whistler or Banff in Canada, Berlin in Germany, London, Paris and Zurich are great choices to explore the festivities and traditions of different countries and make some amazing Christmas memories.
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