Did you catch our social media countdown of 13 fantastic destinations that are ideal for visiting at this time of year? Here’s the complete list!
PS Hope you had a lovely Christmas and here’s to a brilliant 2015.
THE GLOBE TREKKER 13 DESTINATIONS OF CHRISTMAS
New York, for its festive spirit and gorgeous Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. Read our Globe Trekker guide here.
London, England – what’s better than shopping in London? Shopping in London under the Christmas lights of Oxford Street! And London’s a little like New York – it’s always a good idea (especially if your favourite Christmas movie is Love Actually). Here’s a city guide, if you’re on your way soon.
Bruges, Belgium – a medieval gem brimming with Christmas market and chocolatey delights! Want to go? Read our guide.
Puerto Rico, especially in San Juan – here they have one big festive party from early December until well into the new year – no scarves or jackets in sight! Go travelling – read more.
Sydney, Australia – for those of you dreaming of a Christmas in the sun, or rather, summer; imagine enjoying some wine with a Harbour Bridge view – it’s Christmas, but not as you know it. Here’s our city guide.
Germany, particularly Cologne, which boasts traditional Christmas markets lining either side of the oh-so-romantic Rhine. Read more on this delightful destination.
Rome, where faith and tradition take center stage at this time of year; even if you care little for organised religion, a Christmastime mass here can be moving, and Rome is always a wonderful place to get lost in. Gain further insight – read here.
Paris, with its romantic streets and boulevards strewn with fairy lights and pretty pop-up markets. It is love. Get lost in Paris here.
Lapland, where Christmas fantasies abound – reindeer, snowy backdrops; there are towns here with Santa villages too! Read here to learn more about this lovely location.
Santa Claus, Indiana – doesn’t get much more Christmas-festive than this place. It tickles our fancy so we dropped it into our countdown. Here’s a little more on the town. Of course, if you want to hit the road and explore more of this fantastic country, take a look at our guide here.
Amsterdam, home of Sinterklaas (Saint Nicholas), a Dutch character who looks suspiciously like someone else we all know; he arrives in Amsterdam on December 5 to bring all of the good children gifts, but returns again on the 25th. Amsterdam twinkles at Christmas, and is certainly a beautiful place to visit at this (or any) time of year. Here’s our special guide.
But the most festive place of all to be…..?
…and Happy New Year!
Compiled by Sarah Blinco.