Lapland in Finland is the ultimate winter wonderland to visit at Christmas time. With over 200 days of snow a year, Lapland boasts an array of winter activities like skiing, sleigh riding, snowboarding etc. You can also pay a visit to Ranua Zoo, take a husky ride through the forests, and what trip to Lapland would be complete without meeting Father Christmas at his village in Rovaniemi. Whether you are looking for a family trip or an adventurous holiday, you will find something to keep you busy in Lapland!
Another European holiday that is perfect for the Christmas period is Sweden! Roam around the numerous Christmas markets dotted around the south, or visit the five million fairy lights that light up Liseburg Amusement Park in Gothenburg. You can even pretend to be an Eskimo and sleep in the world’s first ice hotel in Jukkasjärvi made of genuine ice blocks from the local river! This is also one of the best destinations to see the Northern Lights! You will definitely be in the Christmas spirit after a visit to Sweden!
Austria may be the absolute perfect destination for winter sports. The Austrian Alps are covered in lavish snow, and are spot on for skiing, sleigh rides and snowboarding, or even just admiring the beautiful valleys and mountains. If that’s not your thing you can take a walk into the charming Austrian villages, and immerse yourself into the culture and traditions of the country, or visit the capital Vienna, tour the famous city on a Segway, go ice skating, or shopping and more…
Finally, no other city does Christmas quite like New York. The list of things to do is endless, and this snowy metropolis is particularly vibrant come Christmas time. You can go ice skating in Central Park, visit the Rockefeller Christmas tree or go Christmas shopping on Fifth Avenue. Snow isn’t always present, but it definitely gets cold and the lights and buzz will put you in Christmas heaven!