If you and your family have chosen to restrain from the typical Christmas you have each year, and feel a strong treveler’s itch at the same time, then you will need to subdue to that wish of yours and have a more intriguing holiday. The key to having an unforgettable time is to visit a country you have not been to before. So, following are a couple of ideas for an unforgettable Christmas Eve, regardless of whether you will be traveling on your own, with your sweetheart or with the whole family.
Mexico is a great place to run away from the unbearable chill and show the month of December has to offer. The wide variety of resorts that offer all-inclusive luxury at reasonable prices are more than welcoming. What better way to welcome Santa Claus than on the beach with a Margarita cocktail in hand? The weather in Mexico during the Christmas holidays is so great that it will undoubtedly lift your spirits. If you book in advance, you are also very likely to make a good deal on a two-wa plane ticket.
Just as Mexico, the Caribbean islands offer a sunshine-filled experience during the Christmas holiday. For example Jamaica, which is the fifth largest island in the Caribbean is often visited by budget travelers all throughout the year. A preferred town in Jamaica is Negril. This is probably due to the cheap, yet convenient holiday rental homes. Celebrating Christmas while dancing to the upbeat sounds of reggae music is definitely something which you will remember for many years.
Often referred to as the queen of all cities, London is the place where you are bound to feel the Christmas spirit. This is guaranteed. Christmas Eve over there is known for having a special, fairytale charm. Tourist from all over the world are amazed by the flamboyant firework display in the city centre and can definitely sense the beautiful holiday aura. Besides that, as a tourist, you can explore the marvels that London has in store.
It seems like ‘The Big Apple’ is present in almost all ‘top destination’ lists, but it is especially gorgeous during Christmas time. It is highly favored by shopaholics, because of the great deals one can find at the malls and shopping centres around the time of Christmas. What makes New York unique is also the huge Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. The lighting of the tree is usually celebrated with musical performances and a special ceremony. Another attraction tourists can enjoy is the famous Radio City Christmas Spectacular – a type of show, that highly resembles one from Broadway. Taking part in the show are the renowned Radio City Music Hall Orchestra and the Rockettes dancing troupe.
5.Napapiiri in Lapland, Finland
Now, where on the globe can you MEET Santa Claus? Since the only traveling he does is for business, your only chance is to visit him in his home. Needless to say, on Christmas day he is away, distributing presents. In the so called Santa Village you will be able to enjoy various activities including riding a real reindeer drawn sleigh through the frozen rivers and snowy forests. You will also have the unique chance to meet good ol’ Santa himself. He will give you a tour around his workshop and meet you with the elves and Mrs. Claus.
Some people consider it to be Santa Claus’ birthplace and that is why the Christmas celebrations there are so renowned for continuing almost two months, starting on the 14th of November. That is when Sinterklaas and his Zwarte Piet (Black Pete) arrive. However, for those used to celebrating on the 24th and 25th of December, there is still plenty of entertainment going on – ice skating rinks and twinkling white lights all over town.
Remember that you can have an amazing Christmes wherever you go. You just need to be with the people you love and always have the Christmas spirit wherever you go.