Santa Claus and Snowballs – 10 Amazing Christmas Travel Destinations

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Yet another beautiful Christmas season has befallen us. For me, it dawned on me that another Christmas was here the day Zenith bank put up the decorations at  Ajose Adeogun.

Why that street is still named Ajose Adeogun and not Zenith street is something I might not ever be able to fathom but that’s a story for another day.

Today it’s about waking up and realizing that I didn’t want to spend the holidays in Nigeria. I yearn to travel, to explore Christmas through the lens of other cultures, on the streets of other nations and in hotels I only see in magazines.

Or maybe I just want to see things in a different light, to build a snowman, to eat food that might confine me to a permanent spot on the white throne ( There’s flagyl to the rescue though) and to be, for a week or more, unburdened by the constraints of responsibilities.

Google is now my best friend and although we had quite a slow start to this friendship but thanks to the good people of Stylevitae especially Samantha, the friendship has now blossomed into an unbreakable romance ( It might last longer than any of my relationships have ever done).

So I asked my best friend – where is the best place to have an unforgettable Christmas, and as always, I’m overwhelmed by the answers.

I have drawn up a list of ten places I’m seriously considering and all that’s left now for me to make this wish and desire come through is some money in my account. My non existence savings is another story for a different day.

Enjoy!

Strasbourg , France

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Founded in 1570, Strasbourg’s Christmas market is the most famous thanks to its sheer scale and its location in Europe’s capital. It enjoys a historical place in the history of Alsatian Christmases, thanks to its longevity: the well-known “Christkindelsmärik” in Place Broglie is considered as the oldest Christmas market in France

 

Rockefeller Center Ice Rink, New York

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Rockefeller Center Ice rink in New York

The World-Famous Ice Skating Rink at Rockefeller Center
Welcome to one of New York City’s most celebrated attractions! In the heart of Midtown, steps from Times Square and the Theater District, The Rink at Rockefeller Center is a New York City tradition that everyone can enjoy.

 

Reykjavick, Iceland, Yule Town Christmas Market

Reykjavick in Iceland, Yule Town Christmas Market

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December in Reykjavík is characterised by an agenda full of festive activities for the coming weeks. Apart from an emphasis on extravagant festive illuminations, the December in Reykjavík festivities focus on themes of peace, harmony and true Icelandic traditions.

 

Nuremberg, Germany

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Every year, Germany’s most famous Christmas Market,  Christkindlesmarkt  in Nuremberg opens its stalls for visitors from all over the world, right in the middle of the city, featuring over hundreds of stalls.

 

Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi, Lapland Finland

Lapland Finlad north of Arctic circle is christmas headquarters

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Rovaniemi is the Official Hometown of Santa Claus, and the city’s most famous resident can be visited every day of the year in Santa Claus Village right on the Arctic Circle, an attraction that draws more than 300 000 annual visitors from all around the world.

 

Downtown Valletta, Malta 

Downtown Valletta in Malta During Christmas

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Christmas is a highly celebrated festivity in Malta for its religious significance a well as in its more social aspect. The season is celebrated to its fullest on the Maltese Islands, with the active participation of many; Nativity scenes, displays of cribs, carol services and other events are organised in each locality.

 

Brussels, Belgium

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Every winter, the heart of Brussels tranforms into a “Winter Wonderland”, featuring a magical Christmas market, illuminated Big Wheel, street activities and many others

 

Vienna, Italy

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Vienna is at its best at Christmas time with exquisitely decorated shop windows and elegant festive lights brightening up the medieval streets in the city center.

 

Bath, England

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Bath offers an 18 day long, Christmas market which has over 170 stalls all selling British hand made items in a beautiful setting.

 

Quebic City, Canada

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If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, the place to go to is Quebic in Canada.The magic of Christmas in Québec City starts in early December and the city is transformed into a real Christmas village, just like out of Charles Dickens’s novel.

 

 

 

 

 

Images – vogue.com, cnn.com, forbes.com

 

 

 

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