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Beautiful places to celebrate Christmas in 2018

If you are planning a holiday trip during Christmas and want to know where to go then we are here to help out the best and beautiful places to enjoy your Christmas vacations with your family and loved ones. Here are a few places for you where you truly feel Christmassy.

Copenhagen, Denmark

Why go there

Copenhagen is Scandinavia’s most vibrant and affordable capital which embodies the concept of hygge where locals and visitors enjoy themselves in the most intimate cozy settings. It is a small and welcoming place where people rather than cars set the pace of the city. The Tivoli Garden, beautifully decorated markets, quality restaurants serving up traditional Danish Christmas food along with scrumptious delicacies make it a must visit destination to enjoy Christmas.

What to see

As you are slowly getting into the spirit of the festival here are a few places in the city that you must visit.

Tivoli Garden

You just can’t afford to miss a visit to Tivoli Garden situated in the heart of the city which transforms into a white winter wonderland during the Christmas.

Nyhavn

Originally Nyhavn was a busy commercial port where shops from all over the world dock. Today the place is decked with beautiful houses, renovated restaurants and cafes that set the perfect Christmas lit setting for your holiday in Copenhagen.

Kgs. Nytorv

Kgs. Nytorv is a home to some of the best Christmas displays in the city. One must visit Hotel D’Angleterre, a newly renovated hotel with big light curtains on the sides and then the next door Magasin Du Nord’s with its many windows with lights shining brigthly.

Flights to reach

Most frequent airlines that offer flights from the United Kingdom to Kastrup Copenhagen are SAS, British Airways, Finnair, Norwegian Air and American Airlines. SWISS, British Airways and Eurowings are the highest rated carriers fly on this route. There are 159 direct flights between London and Copenhagen.

Zurich, Switzerland

Why go there

The cosmopolitan city that combines the urban life and nature in all its glory is abuzz with activity, countless festivals and events that all make it Switzerland’s most vibrant city to enjoy some great moments of Christmas where the whole city is enchanting and singing make it even more special.

What to see

Zurich Christmas Market

The Christmas market at Zurich main station is the largest covered market in Europe. Its main attraction during Christmas is the 15 meters high Christmas tree dripping with Swarovski crystals

The Christmas village at Sechselautenplatz

It is among the favourite market among the residents and visitors alike with an adorable and quaint hive of activity reminiscent of Santa’s fabled home in the North Pole.

Candle Making Event

Zurich’s candle making event is another big attraction during Christmas when young and old can create their own candles out of pleasantly smelling beeswax is very much part of the Christmas as Christmas tree decorations.

Ice Skating

Ice skating during Christmas is quite popular. The city has three most beautiful rinks stand in a forest, by the lake and in front of the opera house. A cup of hot chocolate and a glass of wine taste even better over here.

Flights to reach

There are various airlines that offer flights between Zurich and the United Kingdom. The prominent among them are Etihad, Oman Air, SWISS, Jet Airways, Aeroflot, Air France and Lufthansa, British Airways, KLM, Eurowings etc. Most popular time to fly Zurich is December. There are 599 non-stop flights between London and Zurich per week, averaging 90 per day. British Airways, SWISS and American Airlines are the most frequent flyers on this route.

Tokyo, Japan

Why go there

Christmas in Japan is a sight to behold is a great spectacle. It is a great time to be here at this festival when the whole city is decorated with lights and people are busy in shopping, dining and decorating the public spaces. Christmas Eve is a big deal and full of fun over here.

What to see

Tokyo station and the Marunouchi Area

The Marunouchi side of Tokyo Station is among the great places to enjoy this beautiful festival. The Kitte Building which stands outside and to the left of the station contains the largest Christmas tree and the Gyoko-dori Street which runs directly from the station to the palace along with Naka-Dori Street is a home to huge lighting display.

Harajuku’s Omotesando Street

It is one of the most attractive streets in the city is a fashionable district of Harajuku and looks great during the time of Christmas.

Roppongi

It is a favourite spot among locals to see Christmas lights. The best displays that you can enjoy being at Keyakizaka Street, the Roppongi Hills Complex and the Tokyo Midtown Complex.

Flights to reach

The direct flights between the United Kingdom and Tokyo are usually jet off from Heathrow Airport while indirect flights start from Gatwick, London City Airport and London Luton Airport. Various airlines that connect both the destinations are British Airways, Japan Airways, All Nippon Airways, Korean Air, Qatar Airways, Asiana Airlines, Aeroflot and Vietnam Airlines. There are 4 direct flights in a day between two cities and if you book a flight with a stopover there are more than 180 of them.

Nuremberg, Germany

Why go there

A visit to Germany’s Christmas city Nuremberg will surely awake the fondest memories and create new ones for the years to come. It is one of the top places to enjoy Christmas with family and friends. The colour of lights creates a fairy-tale spectacle and where shopping never looked that enchanting.

What to see

Christkindlesmarkt

The Christkindlesmarkt in the Bavarian city of Nuremberg is one of the biggest and renowned in the world is absolutely magical which attract more than 2 million visitors each year. The market is decked with more than 200 stalls that put up fantastic displays as they compete for the Most Beautiful Stall Design Award. Highlights include a giant carved wooden Ferris wheel, old-fashioned carousel and a steam train.

Join the Stagecoach Tour

For each visitor, it is a great experience to enjoy Stagecoach Tour. It is a nice way to experience a nostalgic trip around the festive city sitting cosily in the coach and passing by the sights of Nuremberg and listing Christmas songs the coachman plays on his trumpet.

Enjoy the best view of the market

Climb the stairs like the Christkind the Church of Our Lady and you will be rewarded with the magnificent view on the red-white colored booths, decorated lights and people strolling around the market.

Flights to reach

There are 15 direct flights from London to Nuremberg and Ryanair provides 73% of the Non-stop flights between London and the United Kingdom. The most popular connecting city when flying from London to Nuremberg is Zurich. Lufthansa, KLM, Eurowings, British Airways, And Ryanair are the frequent flyers between the two destinations.

New York City, USA

Why go there

Surely Christmas in the Big Apple is a one-of-a-kind experience for its visitors. It is indeed the most wonderful time of the year when the best attractions of the city transform into the most festive wonderland. During the holiday season, you will spot Christmas lights and trees in every borough. It is the most wonderful time of the year is best spent in the most wonderful city.

What to see

Ice Skating at Bryant Park

Ice Skating in Bryant Park is the most magical Christmas experience in New York. This delightful square surrounded by the New York skyscrapers, eye-catching American Radiator Building and New York Public Library.

Rockefeller Christmas Tree

Enjoy a visit to Rockefeller Tree which is the pride and joy of NYC is a beaming symbol of the holiday season. Rockefeller Center Tree lighting is one of the best NYC events to witness in the city.

Christmas Walking Tour

Enjoy the city’s most beautiful holiday decorations on this one hour Christmas Walking tour to catch the glimpses of the most beautiful sights of the city like Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Tiffany and Co, Saks Fifth Ave etc.

Flights to reach

Various airlines offer flights from London to New York such as Lufthansa, Delta, United, Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, KLM, Air France etc are the few prominent ones. There are 1,545 non-stop flights between New York and London per week averaging 225 per day. British Airways 25 times daily, American Airlines 24 times daily and Finnair 24 times daily are the most frequent flyers between two destinations.

 

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