With the variations of Christmas trees being decorated with sparkling and twinkling lights, glittery christmas balls, ribbons, different gift boxes wrapped in colorful Christmas-themed wrappers; the cold weather, the snow, the chance of seeing people and children singing some nostalgic yet joyful Christmas carols–you can’t hide it: Christmas is coming.
If you’re looking for a winter holiday trip that enhances your yuletide nostalgia with traditions, sparkly lights, and nippy air, then you’re in the right place. In this article, we’re going to show you some of the best places in the planet, where you can wear those colorful knitted sweatshirts, drink that delicious hot chocolate, or simple walk along the streets filled with twinkling lights, music, and a bunch of happy and smiling people that’ll really make you feel that meaning of christmas. Here are The 5 best Places to Spend Christmas.
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
A municipality located in the far eastern part of the state of Guanajuato in central Mexico. San Miguel de Allende is a part of the macro region of Bajio. Historically, the town is important as being the birthplace of Ignacio Allende, a captain of a Spanish Army in Mexico, who came to sympathize with the Mexican Independence movement. Soon after, Ignacio Allende’s surname was added to the town’s name in 1826, as well as the first municipality declared independent by the Spanish rule by the nascent insurgent army during the Mexican War of Independence. The Spanish colonial gem and cultural hot spot in central Mexico is electric at Christmas, with theatrical processions around town, numerous posadas reenactments, and fireworks, live music, and dancing in the main square, El Jardín.
A tiny stone English village dotted with cheerfully lit Christmas trees would be enough of an allure, but caroling by candlelight inside caves seals this southern town’s place on a list of special yuletide travel destinations. Castleton is a village located in the High Peak district of Derbyshire, England. The village is popular with walkers: there is plenty of accommodation, and there are many public footpaths leading from the village. There are easy walks along the river to Hope, Brough, Bamford, and Hathersage, as well as there is a short strenuous walk up to the Great Ridge; where views can be enjoyed before returning to Castleton.
The capital and the largest city of the Czech Republic and 15th largest city in the European Union, as well as the capital of Bohemia. Prague is home to a number of famous cultural attractions, many of which survived the violence and destruction of the 20th-century Europe. Main attractions include: The Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square with the Prague Astronomical Clock, the Jewish Counter, Petrin Hill and Vysehrad. Prague also boasts more than 10 major museums, along with numerous theatres, galleries, cinemas, and other historical exhibits. Have a walk in the historic Nerudova street in Mala Strana to view the city’s Gothic and Baroque architecture, or catch an opera or ballet at the State Opera or National Theater. Visit the holiday markets in Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square.
A city and a municipality, situated in Troms County, Norway. Tromso is considered the northernmost city in the world with a population of approximately 50,000. The city centre of Tromso contains the highest number of old wooden houses in Northern Norway; very ideal for those winter wonderland dreams which can be a bit more magical as you stare at the beautiful northern lights. The snowy city island of Tromso offers unparalleled views of the northern lights–look for them between 6pm and midnight, and a chance to say you’ve been to the North Pole. Plus, there’s dog sledding, great food, and a mountaintop cable car. Here, “day” is just a couple hours of twilight blue.
Vienna is the capital and the largest city of Austria, and one of the nine states of Austria. Apart from being regarded as the City of Music because of its musical legacy; Vienna is also said to be the City of Dreams, as it was the home of world’s first psycho-analyst: Sigmund Freud. The city root lies in early Celtic and Roman settlements that transformed into a Medieval and Baroque city, as well as the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It is well known for having played an essential role as a leading European music centre, from the great Viennese Classicism through the early part of the 20th Century. The historic centre of Vienna is rich in architectural ensembles, including Baroque castles and gardens, as well as monuments and parks. An old-fashioned warmth envelops Vienna at Christmas, softening the hard edges of imperial architecture with twinkling decorations and three outdoor Christkindlmarkt. The Vienna “December market” was a kind of forerunner of the Christmas market and dates back to 1294 which opens from November up to December and sometimes extends up to January. Vendors sell crafts and ornaments, while visitors fuel their shopping with finger food and a glass of spiced mulled wine, or glühwein. The Vienna Boys’ Choir concerts are legendary.
Christmas is a time where everything seems to be in place. Noisy, joyful yet peaceful, with a celebration that can last for days (and nights!). Christmas indeed is a time for nothing but laughter and enjoyment, a one season that requires nothing but the smile in your faces and the warmth of your hearts. Christmas can be celebrated without gift givings or luxurious dinner, scrumptious meals or even flashy clothes. Just a simple dinner at a small restaurant or even at home can do, as long as you’re with your family, and your spending the holiday with them happily.
With these list of the 5 of the best places to spend Christmas, We hope that you’ll be able to pick a place, where you and your family and friends can spend the rest of the holiday. Be sure to have fun!
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