Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Best Christmas Travel Locations

Looking to get away at Christmas? Whether you fancy a snow covered winter wonderland or
a warm, sunny escape these destinations guarantee a magical festive experience.

Lapland, Finland

The home of Santa Claus, Lapland is a true Christmas experience. The magical Santa Claus
village is out in the wilderness, near the festive Rovaniemi and filled with log cabins twinkling
amongst the pine trees. With festive experiences for the whole family, you can try your hand
at decorating gingerbread houses or experience the rush of sledging through the snowy
wonderland with a pack of huskies at the helm.

Iceland

Iceland at Christmas is a true winter wonderland. With festive markets, ice rinks and
imposing Christmas trees, it’s breathtakingly beautiful. There’s also a good chance of
catching the Northern Lights, which is made all the more spectacular if you take a drive into
the mountains.

Edinburgh, Scotland

A magical city all year round, Edinburgh comes into its own at Christmas. With ginger-bread
scented markets, the atmosphere of the Old Town and a world renowned Hogmanay street
party there’s plenty to explore and experience.

Berlin, Germany

If you love Christmas markets, Berlin needs to be on your bucket list. With over 50
neighbourhood Christmas markets you’ll be spoilt for choice. Wrap up warm, grab yourself
some mulled wine and walk through the twinkling lights of the Berlin Botanical Gardens at
night, it won’t disappoint.

Bondi Beach, Australia

Swap a white Christmas by the fire for a swimsuit and a day at the beach, specifically Bondi
Beach. Immerse yourself amongst the santa hat wearing beachgoers for a day of sun, fun
and great BBQ’s.

Cotswolds, England

Fancy a Christmas straight out of ‘The Holiday’? A Christmas in the Cotswolds is a must.
With everything from Christmas markets and lights to gifts, parties, food and drink, a
Cotswolds Christmas is like a fairytale. Explore the twinkling streets of local villages, feast on
pub lunches and relax beside a roaring fire.

New York, US

From incredible window displays to the iconic Rockefeller tree, New York is the face of a
metropolitan Christmas. Home to many Christmas films, Home Alone, Elf and Miracle on
34th Street to name a few, there’s more to see and do than there are days in December.
From shopping to galleries and performances to experiences, New York at Christmas has
something for everyone.

Courchevel, France

There can be few things more magical than celebrating Christmas in a ski resort and
Courchevel is one of the best! Broad, easy-skiing pistes combine with Michelin-starred
restaurants and five-star hotels to create the most luxurious of all ski resorts.

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