For many people, Christmas is the most beautiful time of year. So it is no wonder that most people want to spend the holidays visiting some of the cities that make up these days more magical. Now we present to you the top 5 Christmas destinations which you will not resist:
The most beautiful time of year to visit Vienna is the period around Christmas and New Year. Vienna glowing in December. The festival atmosphere, lights hanging from every tree, and during the traditional Viennese Advent, the square in front of the City Hall was transformed into a luminous wonderland. Around 150 stalls exhibiting Christmas gifts, decorations for Christmas trees, sweets and hot drinks.
Trees who surrounding the officially City Council decorated and shines in a sea of decorative lamps. And as you explore the city, you’ll attract irresistible sweet scent, which is spreading all over the city. You should be sure to try Lebkuchen or gingerbread ,waffles, sweet chestnuts, Sachertorte and mulled wine. After that, you can go on a romantic ice skating in Rathausplatz plaza. You should not miss visiting the Hofburgkapelle and Viennese boys choir.
Vienna is the city of New Year fairs. In the period from mid-November until mid-January, Vienna will remain into yours unforgettable memory.
It is impossible to avoid the festive spirit by visiting Iceland and Reykjavik during the Christmas holidays. The city as it goes wild at the end of November. A huge Christmas tree was placed on the market Austurvöllur. The celebration includes choral performances, as well as the mass appearance of Santa Claus on the streets. The real spectacle is visiting the Christmas Village in the Hafnarfjordur town, which is completely lined with shops offering traditional gifts and food. You should also visit the Christmas market in the square Ingólfstorg which has opened numerous stalls that sell a variety of decorations and gifts. Do not forget that this city has great restaurants and bars.
City Museum in Reykjavik has an exhibition where you will learn everything from how to make candles or traditional bread, to how to learn to sing their Christmas carols. Did you know that Iceland has a Christmas beer? They were named for Santa Claus – Viking, Kaldi, Einstök jólabjór, Stekkjastaur. Just under 750,000 liters of Christmas beer was sold last year. Try them mandatory, but if you are not beer drinkers will enjoy the best hot chocolate you’ve ever tasted.
New York, USA
For many New Yorkers, the start of the holiday atmosphere is the day when in front of Rockefeller Center saw a beautiful Christmas tree. It’s a tradition in New York when it from the beautiful bustling city transforms into a winter wonderland.
You can ice skate and at the same time enjoy the scene decorated Christmas trees with over 30,000 LED lights. Take the kids and FAO Schwarz and get their dreams in the vast empire of toys where everything imagined feasible. Continue with them in Macy Santaland, a true winter wonderland filled with toy trains, Christmas trees, elves, scenes that create miracles in all families.
What you definitely need to visit to get you feel right holiday magic is Brooklyn’s BAM, which hosts the American Ballet Theatre’s version of ‘The Nutcracker’. Also, the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx has one of the city’s great Christmas traditions, then the Holiday Train Show, with a quarter-mile of toy train track passing the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
If you do not want to be in the crowd and among tourists you can always go for something different, like taking warm winter cocktails at one of the most festively-decorated bars in the city.
If you are in Colmar for festive, that means that you’ve come to a special fairy tale. The whole town is decorated, as in a dream, turning the old center into a veritable open-air theater.
Before Christmas in this magical small French town every house shining, the roofs and facades give the impression as if they were drawn with a magic brush.
This special magic enhances gourmet specialties of Alsace, widely famous wine and the smell of cookies with cinnamon.
In this region, the preparation of celebration starts 25th November when open markets, of which there are five. There is a market for local products, with Christmas decorations, dedicated to children, the market dedicated to crafts and antique market and the market for gourmets.
Colmar is one of the places that should be visited in a lifetime!
London is a special city, and during the Christmas holidays become a real winter wonderland. Many tourists decide to visit London just in that time.Thus, last year, more than two million people visited Hyde Park. The traditional festive elements are ice skating, traditional markets and Christmas shows, tours with Santa Claus, Christmas food and of course shopping. Plus, two huge roller coaster, circus performances, the famous London Eye, are just some of the scenes that give the magic of London. Oxford and Regent Street are streets in London which have the most beautiful New Year’s lighting so that it is enough to walk and enjoy the scenery. On South Bank is the largest Christmas market with more than 60 stalls.
It will be hard to decide where to go, or whatever is your choice for Christmas destinations, you will not go wrong. Just bring only good mood.