Last Updated on November 15, 2022 by Cody Livingston
It’s time for Christmas celebration, and here are some of the best places to celebrate Christmas in the world, perfect to put you in a merry-making mood.
A snowy escape or a cheerful getaway, or a hopelessly romantic staycation, no matter what your heart wants this Christmas, these magical destinations are going to fill your soul with the merriment and blissfulness you are seeking for on this Christmas.
Scroll below to discover where to go for the Christmas celebration this year with your bunch of dear ones:
1 – Cologne, Germany
Lit Christmas markets with the crowd going Ho Ho Ho, spreading the Christmas cheer everywhere is sure to warm your heart in the Rhine Metropolis city of Germany, Cologne. This charming city offers you not just one but seven winter-themed Christmas markets embellished with lights, Christmas trees, and other decorated items. The oldest Christmas Market in Cologne is the Neumarkt Christmas Market, where you will find dozens of wooden stalls, all ignited with bright, colorful Christmas lights selling thoughtful handmade gifts your dear ones will love.
2- Lapland, Finland
The reasons are unmissable why you should visit Lapland this Christmas. If you haven’t still planned how to celebrate Christmas with your family, this is for you. Yes, visiting Lapland will be a Winter Wonderland fantasy come true for your kids and family because in Rovaniemi in the Lapland region of Finland lies the Santa Claus Village. Here you can take cosy winter walks, meet Santa, ride the reindeer, go ice-fishing, and witness the breathtaking Northern lights. Sounds like a merry Christmas, right?
3 – Bethlehem, West Bank
Christmas is just around the corner, and for those looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience this Holiday season, going to Bethlehem would be a great idea. This place with so much positiveness, Xmas cheer, love, and warmth allows you to visit the Church of Nativity where Jesus Christ was born. The City of Bethlehem comes to life during Christmas as the streets can be seen fully lit up with colorful lights, decorated Christmas trees along with Santa Clause, and a Christmas parade.
4 – The Vatican, Italy
As the Holiday season arrives, the Christmas magic starts spreading to every corner of the beautiful Vatican City. People from around the globe visit the Vatican City on Christmas to witness the incredible sight of the Christmas tree at St. Peter’s Square and attend the world-famous Christmas Eve Mass in the beautiful setting of St. Peter’s Basilica. And, what could be more perfect than to spend Christmas by taking part in a Christmas Mass and wishing all the happiness for your family.
5 – Copenhagen, Denmark
If you are bored with Christmas celebrations at home, fly to Copenhagen this year for a magical time with your family or friends. Get a taste of the Copenhagen Christmas spirit by drinking a warm cup of Glogg, a traditional Nordic winter drink infused with aromatic spices and wine. See the tree lighting in the City Hall, listen to the Christmas carols by a choir, take a kayak ride, and make your Christmas celebrations a merry one this year.
6 – Dublin, Ireland
Dublin celebrates Christmas with gusto and glee. Whether you want to hit the light-adorned streets of Dublin with your friends or celebrate some quality time with your family at an Irish restaurant, Dublin is one of the most magical places to be on Christmas. The Xmas celebration begins in Dublin with the Grafton Street ceremony, with switching on the Christmas lights. For a carol service, go to the Christ Church Cathedral and celebrate Christmas traditionally.
7 – Salzburg, Austria
Experience a fairy-tale atmosphere in Salzburg during Christmas. Yes, the picturesque city of Salzburg looks magnificent, beautifully decorated with street lights and Christmas trees. It appears to be a dream with the snow-covered Alps in the background. In such a romantic place, it would be just so perfect to go for dinner in a cozy restaurant with the love of your life beside you.
8 – New York City, USA
Christmas in New York City is a beautiful feeling you cannot quote in words. The sight of the tallest Christmas tree in the world at the Rockefeller Center is a must-watch when you are in New York on Christmas. Here, you can go ice skating with your friends and family and have a happy time together. Moreover, you can explore Columbus Circle Holiday Market, Union Square Holiday Market, and Bryant Park’s Winter Village to shop Christmas gifts for your loved ones.
9 – Edinburg, Scotland
Edinburgh is one of the best places to celebrate Christmas. From the beautifully Christmas-themed seasonal markets to the Christmas Tree Maze as well as the family-friendly rides in Santa Land in East Princes Street Gardens, Edinburg is sure to uplift the spirit of your Christmas celebrations this year. Also, keep a check on the winter festivals of Edinburgh during Christmas to turn your Christmas into a memorable affair.
10 – Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town makes one of the best beach destinations for Christmas celebrations. So, if you want to skip the conventional snow and Christmas celebrations this year and rejuvenate your soul in the white beaches then, Cape Town would make a perfect choice. Explore the picturesque beaches, gorge on delicious Christmas delicacies, go kite-surfing in this beautiful city with pleasant weather for the unlimited merriment you are looking for in Christmas celebrations. Make the Holiday season spectacular this year by visiting one of these awe-inspiring places and come back with happy memories to cherish forever. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!