‘Tis the season to be jolly, whether you celebrate Christmas or not! December and January are a great time to travel.
Whether you are planning a holiday trip to a place nearby or to a tropical beach, there are many great Christmas vacations to choose from.
Our Top 7:
Florida is a great destination to visit for Christmas and New Year’s because of warm sunny weather, a diverse choice of activities and endless beach views. Celebrate this holiday season in Orlando – just imagine your child’s face meeting Mickey & Minnie Mouse on Christmas Day!
Want to take a break from winter weather and short days in the UK? Consider a safari adventure to Namibia or Botswana.
Most days are sunny and over 30 degrees Celsius. It’s the perfect trip to see the “Big Five” (lion, elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard, and rhino) in the wild.
15 volcanic islands and coral atolls in the heart of the South Pacific spread over an area the size of India.
Blue lagoons are the perfect space for snorkelers and swimmers or stand-up paddle boarding. The Polynesians offer a rare opportunity for people from the cities of the world to experience a different type of vacation.
Rome during the Christmas season is a great way to see the city, with less tourists but more buzz!
The Piazza Navona transforms into a big Christmas Market, where you will be able to shop, watch street performances and drink coffee. Midnight Mass at the Pantheon, followed by a trip to the Vatican on Christmas Day is a great way to take part in the rituals of the Roman Catholic faith.
Delight the kids with a trip to the home of Father Christmas. Whether you choose Sweden, Finland, or Norway, it’s going to be extremely cold and snowy. One of the greatest reason of visiting Lapland (whether you are five or seventy five) are the Northern Lights, which are best seen during the darkest time of the year – Christmas.
The current pound to dollar exchange rate makes it perfect to add New York as a festive shopping destination. Head over to Rockefeller Centre for a prime example of New York’s Christmas charm, and to Central Park for outdoor ice skating, surrounded by the most famous skyline in the world.
If you’re looking for a bit of adventure this Christmas season, there is not a better place to go. Before you leave, get ready to walk, cycle or swim your way across this unique country. The temple of Angkor Wat will blow your mind no matter what the weather is like. For the holiday that makes you relax and forget yourself, head to the coast: Sihanoukville is the Eden-like beauty of the Cambodian seaside.