Top 5 places to visit for a Christmas vacation

Christmas is around the corner, it is one of the most enjoyed festivals all over the world. No Matter which religion you belong to, Christmas always brings joy and excitement. The season of Christmas begins on Thanksgiving day, hence preparations also begin for Christmas. On Christmas, people eat puddings and drink vine. People spend some quality time with friends and family and pray for each other’s health. On this special occasion, people also like to go out together to have fun. People usually wear white or red-colored outfits on this day. So If you are planning to go on a trip check these places out and book your tickets now.

1) NEW YORK CITY, USA

We have seen it in the movies before and it is surely one of the best places to be around at the time of Christmas with Christmas lights, cheesy muzak, preferably a light dusting of snow. If all this does not impress you, The world’s tallest Christmas tree is lit at the Rockefeller Center in December. You can do Ice skating below the tree and check out New York’s largest department stores and then you can round it off with a New York Ballet performance of “The Nutcracker” for a Christmas straight out of central casting.

2) BONDI BEACH, AUSTRALIA

Hit the beach to talk turkey with fellow travelers. Christmas in Bondi is the opposite of northern-hemisphere Christmas. Over here you get to surf and you can build sandcastles. The beach attracts a lot of backpackers from all around the world at the time of Christmas. Bands and DJs rock the Pavilion, everyone checks out everyone else, and a festive atmosphere rules. Don’t forget to pack your sunscreen lotion, swimsuits, and sunhats.

3) MIDNIGHT MASS, THE VATICAN, ITALY

If you are in search of a catholic vacation, Vatican city is the place. The Vatican City is magical at any time of year, but in December the city lights up. If there is something that you do not wanna miss out on its the roasted chestnuts sold on every corner and the city awash with presepi (nativity scenes) – check them out on St Peter’s Square, Piazza Navona, and in the church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli on the Capitoline Hill. It’s the Vatican that pulls the most pilgrims. Midnight Mass in St Peter’s Basilica on Christmas Eve, or at noon on Christmas Day, is probably the most amazing part about the Vatican City at the time of Christmas.

4) DUBLIN, IRELAND

The most eyebrow-raising is a morning swim on the 25th at the Forty-Foot sea-water pool. Besides that, there is a lot to explore in Dublin streets and enjoy the fun atmosphere during night outs. There’s the 12 Days of Christmas Market at the Docklands, cheesy pantos, Christmas lights, ice skating, and markets and seasonal cheer in Temple Bar. And yes Don’t forget about the carols at St Patrick’s Cathedral.

5) SANTA CLAUS VILLAGE, FINLAND

If you like Santas you got to move to the north of Finland’s Arctic Circle for Christmas. The joyous man in the red suit is this neighborhood’s most famous resident, and around these parts, he is quite worked up on Xmas day. It is as good as seen in the movies, classic, with wintertime snow and reindeer-dotted forests to light up your mood. There’s an amusement park too called Santa Park which is not far from the village. This trip might hole your pockets but you’d have to be pretty Grinch-like to leave without a smile.