Christmas holiday is time to spend with family. Taking your family to celebrate Christmas somewhere out there to enjoy the best of Christmas with winter and snow sounds like a wonderful idea. However, you want this Christmas to be really special not only about visiting a country and going shopping but spending a special time in a special place and if the place is coming with a spectacular view then it’s a bonus you should appreciate. What do you think of celebrating Christmas in winter wonderland?
Winter wonderland? Does the place really exist? Well, the place does exist and not only one place but places that will make your Christmas like in a wonderland. Below is some of the recommendations:
- Talliin, Estonia
The combination of old city view, winter and white snow will throw you to an enchanting city with high rise castle-like rooftop. The winter in Estonia is quite long so you will have enough time to explore the city as long as your visa will allow.
- Shirakawa Village, Japan
What so wonderful about this place? Well, let’s say everything about Shirakawa village is wonderful. It is also Japan’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Spend a day or two in this village and stay in one of the gassho-zukuri, a house which is specially constructed so it resembles two hands joined like in prayer. You will feel like you are celebrating Christmas rightly from a fairy tale book.
- Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany
J.R.R Tolkien’s fans must visit this wonderful city during Christmas. It is a city that will bring you back to the medieval era during winter.
- Damuls, Austria
This small town is probably the most snowiest town in Europe and the perfect place for all kinds of winter sports. Aside from that, since it is a small town, it is going to be a perfect gateway with your family for Christmas and totally a perfect place for Santa to deliver your presents.
- Qaqortoq, Greenland
When it comes to winter town perhaps Qaqortoq is one of the oldest. The boring white winter snow will be wonderfully colored by the multi-colored houses spreading the whole town. It is the best place to visit for colorful Christmas.
- Reykjavik, Iceland
Talking about White Christmas perhaps Reykjavik is one of the city in the top of the list. Iceland is country with the whitest winter you could find but with the warmest Winter Light Festival.
- Banff, Canada
Why Banff is wonderful for Christmas? Well, it is not only wonderful for those who are looking for a perfect destination for Christmas but it is a paradise for those who love ski and snowboard. With all the magnificent scenery, Banff will provide you the beauty of Christmas from every corner of the town.
If somehow you get confuse whether you want to spend your Christmas in Spain or in France then you should choose Andorra which location is between Spain and France. And the most wonderful thing about Andorra is its capital city, Andorra la Vella, is the highest city in Europe. So, you will feel like you are celebrating Christmas in the top of the world.
- Zakopone, Poland
Winter in Zakopone is though a little gray and foggy but wonderfully magical. Just make sure you have enough layers to cover you from the freezing winter but the view is worth it, that’s why this place is well known as the Winter Capital of Poland.
- Flam, Norway
Norway is one of the highly recommended country to spend your winter because there are lot of choices of wonder land and the best recommendation goes to Flam, a city with beautiful view and magical atmosphere.
So, what are you waiting for? Call your travel agent and plan your winter holiday but before that there is one hardest part you should deal with first, which is choosing at least one destination from the 10 places for your Christmas in Winter Wonderland as mentioned above. Good luck and happy holiday!