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The Best Christmas Destinations

Have you noticed that something special is happening? Storefronts decorated with familiar gold, red and green colors. Jolly tunes played on repeat and are stuck in your head for days. Yes, the Christmas season is right around the corner, here are some of our suggestions for the season!

The New York Christmas Route

New York is the place to be for this very, merry holiday. The city lights up with its brightest and heavenly lights. Hop on your skates at Bryant Park Winter village to show off your skating skills, or watch 44,000 lights adorned on the famous Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Christmas Tree that marks the official beginning of the season. Chime into the winter holiday season with a glorious performance of distinguished ballet of the ‘Nutcracker,’ or find Santa hiding out at the Bloomie’s Santaland, or discover the off-beat themed concept store of STORY’s. You're in good hands in the Big Apple during the Christmas Holiday | Read more about the New York Christmas Route




New York City


The London Christmas Route

Experience the Christmas season in London in style! Each iconic destination in London is now decked with the whole Christmas celebration theme. On the Thames, there are dining igloos, ice rinks are open for the season, and unforgettable shopping at the world famous Harrods department store. Lights and Christmas tunes are abound as you can witness the magical façades of the buildings and walk through the Christmas Light Displays on Oxford Street and Regent Street. Attend the festivities at Convent Garden & Somerset House to end the night with a bang! | Read more about the London Christmas Route


Harrods in London


The Berlin Christmas Route

A German Christmas is something that every traveler should check off their bucket list. Weihnachten, as the Germans call it, is a massive celebration that is deeply rooted in the German tradition, but each city takes on its own version of the occasion.

In Berlin, a series of extravagant activities and celebrations are laid out. With over 60 different markets in the city, there’s something for everyone. Want to be environmentally conscious and eco-minded during the holiday season? Then Berlin check out two local markets that live up to this mentality and the many Christmas activities the city has to offer! | Read more about the Berlin Christmas Route






The Dusseldorf Christmas Route

When November and December roll around, the Christmas Markets are set up, Glühwein is aplenty, customary German treats such as gingerbread, marzipan, and roasted chestnuts fill the atmosphere and hungry stomachs during the cold, winter season. The same goes for Düsseldorf, the city is decked out with its finest decorations, and people fill the streets to sample German treats and uniquely crafted goods. Swing by the skating rink to share the ice with locals. | Read more about the Dusseldorf Christmas Market




Düsseldorf Christmas Market


The Budapest Christmas Route

If Budapest isn't already beautiful all-year round, you'll be blown away by the city transforms itself into a holiday haven. It is one of the most romantic cities to enjoy the Christmas holiday. The castles overlooking the city and the meandering Danube river sets the perfect scene for a wholesome Christmas season. Visit the fantastic Christmas markets, which offers an array of high-quality food and drinks, such as the Hungarian Chimney Cake. Treat yourself to one of the best thermal baths in the city at , where you just step away from the annual Chocolate Festival. Lastly, attend the seasonal performance of Tchaikovsky's 'The Nutcracker' at the Hungarian State Opera. | Read more about the Budapest Christmas Route




Budapest


The Antwerp Christmas Route

If you’re looking for a quieter city to celebrate Christmas break, then make sure to visit Antwerp. The charms of the city along with the festive lights and decorations make the holiday spirit among the locals and travelers come to life. Rush down the man-made snow slopes in the center, or watch a display of the Nativity Scene at the Printing Museum, and sing-along to familiar Christmas tunes at the Singing Christmas Tree. Stock up on great Christmas souvenirs and seasonal treats, such as the smoutebollen, as you jollily explore the city. | Read more about the Antwerp Christmas Route




Antwerp