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10 Stunning Christmas Getaways To Visit This Festive Season

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10 Stunning Christmas Getaways To Visit This Festive Season

Spending Christmas away from home sounds amazing! While there are many travel destinations you can visit, we share the dreamiest Christmas getaways; you’d better pack your bags for an amazing holiday!

If you’re a chronic ‘Pinterester‘ in search of the most amazing Christmas destinations, we got you! With the Christmas holidays fast approaching, pack your bags and let’s go!

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10 Dreamiest Christmas Getaways

1. Norway

10 Stunning Christmas Getaways To Visit This Festive Season

@EvenTyr in Norway

Christmas in Norway is lit!

A traditional Norwegian Christmas is a lot more than just a few days of feasting: it is a feast of lights, events, and traditions, with snow and Christmas decorations adding to the beautiful ambiance.

Not to forget, Norway holds one of the best Christmas markets in Europe that you should consider attending to make the most of your Christmas.

Apart from the Christmas markets, the popular Christmas House is normally open to all visitors. Be sure to explore the place!

10 Stunning Christmas Getaways To Visit This Festive Season

@BrianBoolukos in Tromso, Norway

 

In Norway:

2. New York, USA

10 Stunning Christmas Getaways To Visit This Festive Season- New York, USA

@BonneJournal in 30 Rockerfeller Plaza, New York

10 Stunning Christmas Getaways To Visit This Festive Season

@BigAppleChristmas in New York

Christmas in New York is a festive time filled with amazing things to do like visiting holiday markets, family-friendly shows and seeing stunning Christmas lights.

The list is so long but here are the best things to do in New York during Christmas:

 

3. Reykjavik, Iceland

10 Stunning Christmas Getaways To Visit This Festive Season

@AuroraReykjavik in Iceland

If you would love to visit a place that is full of snow and Christmas decorations, Reykjavik in Iceland should be your go-to winter wonderland!

While it’s super cold in Iceland during this festive season, if you pack well and warm, you’ll be set for an amazing Christmas in Iceland.

Your basic Iceland gear should consist of a parka, wool or fleece sweater, warm under layers, winter boots, a warm hat, gloves, and waterproof pants.

Also, note that in December, Iceland experiences longer nights and shorter days of around 4 hours.

10 Stunning Christmas Getaways To Visit This Festive Season

@SabineVancalker in Reykjavic, Iceland

Anyway, some of the best things to do in Reykjavik, Iceland include:

4. London

There are so many magical things to do in London at Christmas.

Talk about Christmas shopping, visiting Christmas markets, and visiting the highly rated Winter Wonderland, ice skating, attending Christmas events and so much more!

10 Stunning Christmas Getaways To Visit This Festive Season

@LondresNalata in London

Specifically, in London:

 

5. Florida

10 Stunning Christmas Getaways To Visit This Festive Season

@NatalieAndAlanna in Florida

Planning to visit Florida over Christmas but worried about no snow? Don’t be because Florida is still terrific!

In Florida, you won’t find snowmen.

However, the sunny state in the US still offers so many Christmas activities you’ll appreciate.

Some of the best things to do in Florida during Christmas include:

  • Attending Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party, full of fireworks, castle dream lights, parades and tons of Christmas shows.
  • Catch the most charming and award-winning night lights at St.Augustine. Be sure to go Christmas shopping here, take horse or carriage tours around the town and watch Christmas parades.
  • Attend the ICE! event at Gaylord Palms if you miss a ‘White Christmas’.
  • Visit Santa at Santa’s Enchanted Forest in Miami. Also, at Cocoa Beach, Florida, Santa delivers presents in communities along the coast each Christmas Eve morning.

6. Moscow, Russia

10 Stunning Christmas Getaways To Visit This Festive Season-Moscow

@Moscow_Official in a Russian Christmas market

If you are planning to visit Russia this holiday, be sure to stay longer till the festive season, or better yet, visit Russia during Christmas.

And Moscow has to be the best place to visit!

Nikolskaya Street is one of Moscow’s main tourist attractions!

It is famously known at the ‘Street of Lights’ and here, you can see beautiful street lights and take tons of photos at this Instagrammable street.

10 Stunning Christmas Getaways To Visit This Festive Season-Moscow

@Tyler_Catching_Moments in Nikolskaya Street in Moscow

Apart from Nikolskaya Street, other best places to visit and things to do in Moscow include:

  • See huge and beautiful Christmas trees at the Red Square
  • Watching ice ballet performances at the Ice Theatre in Novopushkinsky Public Garden.
  • Go Christmas shopping at the Moskva Christmas Fair at the Tverskaya Ploshchad. Here, you can also appreciate the Christmas decorations and buy souvenirs.
  • Explore Moscow’s Christmas markets like the Kremlin Russian Christmas market.
  • Enjoy Russian Christmas dishes
  • Fall in love with colour as you catch, or even participate, in the Ded Moroz parade. This Santa Clause parade is a grand spectacle worth seeing!

 

7. Finland

10 Stunning Christmas Getaways To Visit This Festive Season- Finland

@OneDayInLapland in Santa Claus Village, Rovaneimi, Finland

There are multiple reasons why you’ll fall in love with Finland in winter. Even better, at Christmas!

Known for its enchanting forest and lakes, breath-taking landscapes and much more like the Northern Lights, Finland has to be one of the dreamiest Christmas destinations!

For the snow lover, Finland is for you! The atmosphere is the very element of the ‘White Christmas’ experience.

You can go skiing on the tons of ski resorts all over the country, go ice fishing or ride a dog sled.

During Christmas, be sure to:

8. Germany

10 Stunning Christmas Getaways To Visit This Festive Season- Germany

@Honeymoons_and_Vacations in a German Christmas market

Christmas in Germany is a magical time with the weeks leading to the 25th filled with Christmas markets, mulled wine, Christmas decorations and lights.

While Germany is a dreamy Christmas destination, it can get quiet on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day because Christmas is largely, a family type of holiday.

However, there is so much fun to do in Germany over Christmas, with or without your family and friends.

10 Stunning Christmas Getaways To Visit This Festive Season- Germany

@Ilhan Eroglu in Rakotzbrucke, Germany

The best things to do include:

  • Spend your Christmas Eve at Berlin Cathedral while listening to Christmas carols during the mass.
  • Visit the Frankfurt Christmas market
  • Visit Dresden Christmas market which boasts of the world’s biggest nutcracker and a huge Christmas pyramid.
  • Have a skate around the Hessian State Theatre in Wiesbaden.
  • Visit the world’s largest Advent Calendar House.

 

9. Amsterdam

10 Stunning Christmas Getaways To Visit This Festive Season- Amsterdam

@Juls_In_Greece in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Is Amsterdam good at Christmas? Oh yes, it sure is!

While Christmas remains to be one of the most beautiful seasons to travel abroad, be sure to add Amsterdam to your bucket list.

Amsterdam is a wonderful yet popular destination to visit in Europe especially during Christmas.

We agree because the activities that one can enjoy during Christmas are just amazing!

They include:

10. Rome, Italy

What is Christmas like in Rome? Terrific! That’s why Rome is a popular Italian city to visit during the festive season.

While there are so many things to do in Rome during Christmas, here are the best things to do in Rome:

 

10 Stunning Christmas Getaways To Visit This Festive Season- Rome

@YallerSitalia in Via Condotti, Rome

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The festive season is fast approaching! So, to which of these amazing Christmas getaways would you love to spend your Christmas at?

Please share your thoughts in the comments below…

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Dalene. 

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Comments

  1. Joan says

    These are all such great destinations and wouldn’t mind visiting them and as much as I hate the cold, they are totally worth it and just for the experience.

  2. Wren says

    Holy smokes so many beautiful places! I can not even pick just one! Norway, Finland, Germany, Russia… the list goes on! I need to go!

  3. Diana says

    All of these places are on my bucket list, but I admit, I never thought about going in the winter! I usually try to escape the cold lol! They do look beautiful though in the winter!

  4. Khushboo says

    These are really beautiful places to visit this Christmas. I wish I could plan something for one of these places.

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