The top 5 Christmas destinations that you won’t want to miss out on in 2022!
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
What comes to mind first when you think about Christmas? Perhaps a winter wonderland, or perhaps spending the winter holidays relaxing by the beach. Christmas has various meanings for different people all around the world, but there is undoubtedly a universal sentiment of coziness and affection at this time of year. Additionally, it is a time when people gather and take a well-earned rest from the busy activities of the year.
Many people decide to stay at home during this time, but others may consider taking a vacation. If you need some ideas for a last-minute trip, the following is a list of five destinations that might add a little something extra to your holidays this year. We are positive that at least one of these vacation spots will call out to you, whether you prefer lounging in the sun with a cool drink in your hand or shivering in the snow with your loved ones!
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Basel, Switzerland: a Christmas market fanatic’s dream
Basel is a city in Northwestern Switzerland that is strategically positioned along the Rhine river, where France, Switzerland, and Germany converge. Switzerland's cultural and holiday epicentre is Basel. The Basel Christmas Market is spread out over two significant squares in the Old Town, but the rest of the city is also decked out for the holiday season with lovely lights. The Christmas market lasts for just slightly under a month from November 24th, 2022 to December 23rd. 2022, there is plenty of time to try out all the Swiss specialties and festive decorations spread out across the city!
San Miguel de Allende, México: for those who want a warm and relaxing Christmas
You've been daydreaming about spending Christmas by the ocean? Then there is San Miguel de Allende, an ancient Spanish city in México, which has an unpredictably vibrant atmosphere that should not be missed. Visitors may anticipate theatrical Las Posadas and processions, live music and dancing in the town's main square, cosmopolitan twists on classic winter gastronomy, and if they're lucky, a beautiful tan.
Tromsø, Norway: the best way to celebrate Christmas under green light
Tromsø is the ideal location to experience the joy of Christmas. You are destined for some Christmas magic as you are surrounded by snow-covered mountains and perhaps our green light dancing over your head. Beautiful Christmas decorations will line the streets in the city centre as well as in the stores and eateries. There are many activities to do while you're there, and the frigid nights make the town feel cozy. Visit one of the holiday markets or enjoy skating on the ice rink in the city centre, which offers stunning views of the Cable Car and the Arctic Cathedral.
Saint Lucia: a tropical paradise for vacation lovers seeking nature and sunshine
St. Lucia is a Caribbean island nation renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, stunning clean beaches, great West Indian cuisine, amazing fauna and ecology, and first-rate resorts. Many of the world's affluent and famous visit this tropical paradise in search of adventure, along with travellers from all over the world. Christmas is always a big deal in St. Lucia, with plenty of rum drinking and excellent food consumption. There is a festival of lights and bamboo bursting, a tradition in which enormous bamboo canes are used as cannons, with fuel being put into the hole and fired.
Ginzan Onsen, Japan: a holiday destination filled with history and wonder
In Ginzan Onsen, relive the glory days of ancient Japan! The town's wooden hot spring inns, which along both banks of the Ginzan River, reverberate with a romantic beauty when lit by gas streetlamps at night. Although the town is completely blanketed in snow during the winter, it is nonetheless easily reachable through a direct 40-minute bus ride from Tokyo and a 3-hour Shinkansen trip. A particularly special treat is a soothing dip in a hot spring surrounded by a snowy landscape.
Are you feeling inspired after reading about and admiring these five stunning locations? We hope that we were able to introduce you to some of these amazing places that warrant being experienced in person. We hope you have a wonderful Christmas, no matter what your plans may be!
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