Everyone wants to find the perfect Christmas Destinations to sip hot cocoa and listen to Christmas music. Through much experience, these four travel bloggers will tell you the best Christmas destinations around the world.
Adam Wright in Dubai
Catherine Parker in Lake Tahoe
Snowmobile tours and horse-drawn sleigh rides can’t be topped for backcountry scenery. Snowshoes or cross-country skis offers more ways to explore. Lake Tahoe does apres-ski better with casinos in Incline Village, Stateline and Crystal Bay on the Nevada side of the lake.
Raksha in New Zealand
The best place to spend Christmas will definitely go to New Zealand. New Zealand is a country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It is a country with both volcanoes and glaciers. With beautiful boasting national parks like Tongariro, Abel Tasman and Milford Sound, New Zealand definitely tops the list as one of the most beautiful countries in the World. What makes it special is that when the Northern Hemisphere has winters and cold temperatures, New Zealand in the Southern Hemisphere boasts itself with warm temperatures. Which ranges between 20 to 30 degrees Celsius.
Winter Lights in Luxembourg
Luxembourg (which is smaller than the smallest state in the United States – Rhode Island) is a veritable winter wonderland. The landlocked Grand Duchy is an easy day trip from Belgium, France, or Germany. Luxembourg’s old town and fortifications are listed as a UNESCO Heritage Site. It looks spectacular all decked out in holiday lights. December is a great time to visit its Christmas markets.
Over 200 free concerts are planned for Winter Lights 2016including a special light and sound show on select nights. The Christmas markets open in late November and are perfect for picking up unique gifts such as handmade wooden toys, ornaments, jewelry, and chocolates. The food stalls offer a mix of local and artisanal regional treats influenced by neighboring France and Germany.
Everything from a variety of Gluhwein (mulled wine) and hot chocolate to traditional Luxembourgish sausages, potato pancakes, crepes, and waffles can be found in abundance. The Christmas market at Place de la Constitution is best located to take advantage of the riverside views of the Pertussis valley and historical monuments. The warm fire to sit and sip hot cocoa by also makes a visit to this market a welcome winter indulgence.
Where are your favorite Christmas destinations? Tell me about it in the comments!