Have you trimmed your tree? Are the lights up? Have you decked the halls? Christmas is definitely here and there are obvious signs everywhere. So where do you plan to spend this Christmas season? Are you going to stay home and have your family over? Perhaps you’re headed to a close relative’s house instead. Or maybe, you could go anywhere you want, but you’re just not sure where that should be. The choices are endless, but there are some spectacular places to spend this Christmas season, both in the U.S. and abroad. So if you want to go somewhere new and exciting this year to open your gifts, here are some of the best places to spend Christmas.
If you prefer to stay stateside, but you don’t want to stay home, here are some of the top choices.
New York, City – Nothing beats the draw of the bright lights and big city feel in New
York, City. From the Rockefeller Center to Times Square and the beautiful lights on
Broadway, this is a tourist’s dream during the holidays. It’s a great place to shop, see
the lights, take in a show, and get into the spirit of Christmas.
Chicago – You can usually expect a white Christmas in the Windy City, or at least a cold one. The big city also has endless Christmas activities for people of all ages and from all walks of life. It’s a great place to spend your holiday.
Colorado – If you want to add skiing to your Christmas to do list, then head to Colorado for the holidays and hit the slopes. There are many to choose from and it’s a great place to try out your new snow gear.
Florida – If you prefer some sunshine with your Christmas then Florida is a great place to spend the holiday. There are several theme parks that celebrate Christmas in a big way, as well as festivals and light displays. There’s something for everyone
in Florida at Christmas.
Alaska – If you don’t mind the cold, then Alaska has a lot to offer. You get a white Christmas and a spectacular view of the Aurora Borealis, aka the Northern Lights. You can also attend the numerous holiday festivals and there are endless snow-related activities to choose from.
Around the World
If you really want to get away, these are some of the top spots around the world to
spend your Christmas.
Lapland, Finland – What could be better than celebrating your Christmas holiday in
the place that’s known as the “Official Hometown of Santa Claus?” It even features a
village that would easily meet all your fantasies about the Santa’s village in the North Pole.
Tuscany, Italy – If you happen to be bringing the kids along, then Tuscany is a nice
place to visit. It offers numerous kid-friendly activities and other fun things to see,
including a mini pony ranch and a toy factory exhibit.
London England – London is much like New York, in that it offers something for just about everyone. From shopping to ice-skating and from Christmas decorations to all-out festivals, this is a fun place to spend your holiday.
Malta – There’s no snow here, but you will find some great Christmas traditions and
events, including midnight mass and carolers parading the streets of downtown.