it's that time of year again! the air is crisp, the hot cocoa is flowing, and the holiday spirit is in full swing. if you're looking to add some extra sparkle to your holiday season, why not pack your bags and head to one of the best places to visit during xmas time? from enchanting winter wonderlands to dazzling light displays, these destinations are sure to make your holiday season merry and bright. so grab your santa hat and let's embark on a jolly journey!
SANTA'S SECRET HIDEWAY (LAPLAND, FINLAND)
have you ever wondered where santa claus spends his days when he's not delivering presents? look no further than lapland, finland! this magical destination is home to the one and only santa claus village, where you can meet the man in red himself.
take a husky sleigh ride through the snowy forests, visit the enchanting artic snowhotel, and don't forget to send your christmas wishes from the santa claus post office. it's a christmas experience straight out of a fairytale!
THE BIG APPLE SHINES BRIGHT (NEW YORK CITY, USA)
if you're dreaming of a bright christmas, new york city is the place to be. the city that never sleeps transforms into a winter wonderland during the holiday season. take a stroll through central park and admire the iconic rockefeller center christmas tree. ice skate at the wollman rink, shop till you drop on fifth avenue, and catch a festive broadway show. and of course, don't forget to indulge in a slice of new york-style pizza to keep you fueled for all the holiday fun!
A FAIRYTALE COME TO LIFE (STRASBOURG, FRANCE)
step into a real-life fairytale in the charming city of strasbourg, france. known as the "capital of christmas", strasbourg is home to one of the oldest and most famous christmas markets in europe.
lose yourself in the maze of twinkling lights, sip on mulled wine, and sample delicious gingerbread. don't miss the breathtaking cathedral of our lady of strasbourg, which becomes even more magical when illuminated at night. it's a christmas experience that will leave you feeling like you've stepped into a storybook!
budapest, hungary transforms into a magical place during the holiday season, with its stunning architecture, charming christmas markets, and cozy atmosphere. it's the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in the holiday spirit.
the best activity in budapest is exploring the city's enchanting christmas markets. from vörösmarty square to st. stephen's basilica, these markets offer a feast for the senses. don't forget to warm up with a cup of mulled wine (or two) as you stroll through the markets.
after a day of exploring the city, why not treat yourself to a relaxing soak in one of budapest's famous thermal baths? these thermal baths are a beloved tradition in hungary during the holiday season. plus, there's something extra special about soaking in warm, mineral-rich waters while the snowflakes fall gently outside. budapest is waiting to sprinkle some holiday cheer on you!AN ENCHANTIN CHRISTMAS (PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC)
embark on a fairytale adventure in prague's magical cityscape! with its charming cobblestone streets, gothic architecture, and twinkling lights. prague is straight out of a storybook during the holiday season. check out the renowned holiday bazaars, indulge in warm spiced wine, and don't forget to try a traditional czech pastry or two. just be careful not to get lost in the enchanting maze of streets!
these are just a few of the amazing places you can visit during xmas time. whether you're seeking snow or sunshine, tradition or a twist, there's a destination out there that will make your xmas merry and bright. so pack your bags, grab your passport, and get ready for a holiday adventure you'll never forget!
marta barroso is the most recent member of CINCO team. born and raised in a small town from north of portugal. despite her age, she can put the ideas into reality. her educational background includes a bachelor in communication and multimedia design at the esec.
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