Top Places To Visit Around The World During The Christmas Season

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Christmas is more than just a holiday; it’s an event that unites people from all over the world around a beautifully decorated tree. Some people celebrate the occasion at home, while others enjoy travelling to new places. The event is celebrated around the world with unbounded excitement, breaking boundaries of place and faith. Christmas is almost approaching, and you may have plans in place to mark the occasion in unique ways.

There are many fantastic Christmas vacation spots throughout the world where you may enjoy the event in a fantastic style.

Here Are The List Of Places To Visit During Christmas Time:

Tokyo: 

Tokyo

Every year, the city ups the ante with its winter illuminations, with different areas competing to create extremely spectacular displays. The nearly 10-foot-tall snow globes with falling snow at Tokyo Midtown and a giant Baccarat crystal chandelier at Yebisu Garden Place are two standout illumination venues. Since the dazzling lights are so popular, they often remain up long after Christmas, often until January or February.

What not to miss- The Blue Cavern (Ao no Doukutsu) in Shibuya is one of the most famous illuminations, inspired by the blue grottos of the Mediterranean.

Salzburg, Austria:

Salzburg, Austria

It’s little wonder that the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old City was created. The Sound of Music also fills its celebrated Christkindlmarkt with music. Sing-alongs and traditional wind music, with roots reaching back to the 15th century, are as much a part of the festivities as mulled wine and market kiosks. 

What not to miss- Christmas shop in Goldgasse in Salzburg, famed for its frilly ornaments (especially those hand-painted on eggshells).

Dublin: 

Dublin

There’s nothing better on a cold Christmas Eve than some black pudding and a few drinks. This city has enough quiet bars to keep you going until New Year’s. Of all, the Irish capital isn’t only about drinking. Christmas markets, decked-out businesses on Grafton Street, and tree-lighting rituals everywhere are among the holiday treats.

What not to miss- For 64 years, The Moving Crib in the basement of St. Martin Apostolate has enchanted families with its mechanical figures depicting scenes such as Noah’s Ark.

Bruges, Belgium:

Bruges, Belgium

The best-preserved tiny village in Europe exudes beauty all year, but /, especially during the holidays. As you explore the narrow streets, admire the sparkling lights, and warm yourself with mugs of Belgian hot chocolate in cafés, it’s difficult to imagine a more lovely spot.

What not to miss- visit the Winter Glow light trail through the old city centre, stopping at 10 installations featuring lights at the Church of Our Lady Tower and a projection at Gruuthuse.

New York City:

There’s no need for ways to make your New York City Christmas special, whether it’s ice skating at Rockefeller Centre, window shopping on Fifth Avenue, or waiting for a miracle on 34th Street.

What not to miss- In Brooklyn’s Dyker Heights neighborhood, there is no such thing as going overboard with Christmas decorations. Participate in a walking tour led by locals.

Dubai, UAE:

one should never miss the tree lighting ceremonies taking place throughout town, including those at Towers Rotana, Fairmont The Palm, and The Irish Village. And, because no trip to Dubai is complete without a few shopping outings, make time to buy things on gifts at one of the city’s Christmas markets.

What not to miss- Dubai’s malls convert into festive zones, with the WAFI Mall and Mall of the Emirates featuring some of the most stylish decorations. one should never miss the opportunity to visit those malls.

Cologne, Germany: 

Cologne, Germany

Nothing captures the spirit of old-world festive season charm like a Christmas market, and no one takes Christmas markets more seriously than the Germans, with Cologne attracting four million visitors each winter.

What not to miss- never miss to Take in the sights from the observation deck of KölnTriangle, the German border tower directly opposite the Cathedral.

Vilnius, Lithuania: 

Vilnius, Lithuania

In December, Vilnius transforms into a beautiful winter wonderland, with a Christmas train that winds through Old Town, 3D nativity stories projected onto towers, and Christmas markets in the city’s squares.

What not to miss- The one item that will get you in the holiday spirit are the Sights which includes an 88-foot-tall tree with 6,000 branches that is shaped like a chess queen piece.

Strasbourg, France:

Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg has the oldest Christmas market in France, which extends back over 450 years. There are a total of 12 to check out, which will keep you engaged. Though the markets will be crowded with delightful treats, many people will choose to indulge in the king of Alsatian delicacies, foie gras, which is also a French Christmas tradition.

What not to miss- The great market is located beneath Strasbourg Cathedral, the highest remaining monument created fully during the Middle Ages.

Hong Kong:

Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s holiday offers are equal to those of New York City, with holiday markets, window decorations, and performances galore (they even have a Santa Con). Then there’s the lighting. The Harmony of Lights event, which takes place every night at 8 p.m., will take your breath away with an extravagantly planned glow spectacle shown on more than 40 of the city’s renowned towers along Victoria Harbor.

What not to miss- A harbor-front dinner cruise is a great way to see the Symphony of Lights.

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