5 Amazing Christmas Destinations

The desire to explore and discover new and exciting destinations is inherent in all wanderers. The pull of adventure is an addiction and the thrill of the unknown is a rewarding stimuli.

We present 5 exciting out of the way destinations for the festive season.

5. Tokyo, Japan

Japan is famous for the mesmerizing Christmas lights. Although not Christians, Japanese managed to recreate the spirit of this holiday. The shopping malls compete, which will make a bigger and better Christmas display. And the Starlight Garden in the Midtown is covered with thousands of lights.

Where to go?

Roppongi Hill, Tokyo Midtown, Ginza, Shinjuku, Marunochi, Yurakacho.

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4. Sydney, Australia

From interactive Christmas choir in Pitt Street Mall, Christmas projections on the walls of Sydney Town Hall, to the amazing decorations in the Queen Victoria Building – the city manages to create a magical Christmas spirit, though it is summer in this part of the world.

Where to go?

Queen Victoria Building, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Town Hall.

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3. Vilnius, Lithuania

The streets twinkle during late November and December. The main Christmas tree is found in Cathedral Square, where the trees around the square are also decorated with the lights. In Lukiskiu Square Christmas market and ice-skating rink entertain the locals and guests.

Where to go?

Cathedral Square, Lukiskiu Square, Town Hall, Gedimino Avenue.

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2. Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Santa Claus visits the town in mid November during a very amusing parade known as Sinterklaas. The Light Festival in Plantage exhibits wonderful art works, some of them hang above the canals. Markets and numerous events also amuse locals and guests.

Where to go?

Dam Square, Plantage, Westergasfabriek, Amstelpark.

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1. Santa Claus Village, Lapland, Finland

The village enters Arctic Circle and its guests not only get to experience a true winter, but to visit Santa Claus himself. There are various restaurants and themed shops in the village, but still the main attraction is the opportunity to chat and take a picture with Santa.

Where to go?

The village is only 2 km from Rovaniemi Airport.

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There you have it, our top 5 picks for international Christmas travel!

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