How to Plan the Perfect Christmas Vacation

The winters mark the Christmas celebrations every year. With a chill in the air and snowy roads in many countries, 25th December marks the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ and is celebrated all across the world differently. Thinking about the month of December itself fills us with joy and much excitement. Beautifully decorated Christmas trees, shops laden with gifts and plum cakes or Christmas cakes, bedecked malls and markets lure our heart and get us all charged up!

People decorate their homes and offices, all stuffed with Christmas gifts and sparkly balls and bells. Kids buy small Santa Claus dresses and other Christmas toys.  It’s all red, white and green all around – the colors of Christmas! You can plan your vacation on Christmas and be a part of the blissful celebrations in various parts of the world. Christmas is all about happiness and there’s no better way than celebrating it in the most special way.

Vienna, Austria

The festive season is the best time to visit this magical city which sparkles with Christmas cheer. Christmas lights are seen twinkling from every building to each corner of this beautiful city. Vienna’s signature Christmas markets are set up in full swing and come heavily loaded with hand crafted gifts, best wines and mouth watering street foods. Surround yourself with stunning and highly fragrant Christmas flowers and plants like roses, tulips and poinsettia plants that are available in the corners of nearly every street. Do remember to indulge in the heavenly taste of traditional Austrian treats like Lebkuchen, waffles, maroni, bratwurst and spiced and warm gluhwein. Be sure to book your seats to the holy Christmas mass at the Hofburgkapelle Chapel featuring the world’s renowned Vienna Boys Choir.

Reykjavik, Iceland

A stunningly beautiful city overflowing with an overwhelming level of Christmas spirit. Happiness in this city goes viral at the onset of the Christmas season and celebrations begin as early as November end. The Christmas tree at Austurvollur square is the most beautiful attraction during this time. The Christmas Day celebration begins with the choir singing carols and thirteen Santas appearing in the town. If you want a flavor of traditional Christmas festivities then visit the Christmas Village in Hafnarfjordur town and Reykjavik city museum where it is shown how to make candles, fried bread and perform Yuletide dance and songs.

New York City

The lights of the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center Plaza marks the grand Christmas celebrations in the New York City. The city is brilliantly decorated with lights and festoons and draw people towards the plaza to enjoy some ice skating too. You can enjoy in Macy’s wonderland filled with decorated elves and fairies, Christmas trees and of course Santa Claus. Don’t miss out to behold the spectacular performance by dozens of dancing Santas in the Radio City Music Hall.

Nuremberg, Germany

Europe is gaining popularity among travelers for its sprawling Christmas markets and the ostentatious Christmas celebrations that take place in the city in the month of December. Around 2 million visitors come to Nuremberg every year during Christmas. Around 200 vendors showcase their crafts, traditional goods, mulled wines and ginger bread, handmade Christmas trees and funky jewellery in wooden stalls in the Hauptmarkt City. You can enjoy the local cuisine of the city like Nuremberg Sausages, potato pancakes and delicious roasted almonds.

Taos, New Mexico

Plan your winter vacation in Taos and enjoy fun filled Christmas celebrations there. Influenced by American and Hispanic cultures, the celebrations there are sure to add new zest to your Christmas holidays. The lights at Ledoux Street, surrounded by gift galleries, little glowing lights, Christmas food and music mark the grand revelry in Taos. The arrival of Santa Claus in a unique fire truck while the choir sings Christmas carols is the biggest attraction here. This magical place is bound to make your Christmas vacation ever memorable.

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