It’s Christmas day and all over the world Christmas celebrations are brewing. But if you happen to live in one of these 12 best places to celebrate Christmas, then you are probably enjoying the holiday a little bit more then the rest of us. Nevertheless, Merry Christmas, and may this day be filled with many well wishes for you and your family.
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12. Chicago, Illinois
Check out the millions of holiday lights strung up around the Magnificent Mile, enjoy the Christkindmarket; a large outdoor German crafts market, and the Navy Pier’s Winter WonderFest; a holiday-themed amusement park with an indoor skating rink.
11. Key West, Florida
You can’t get any more laid back than Key West. Warm temperatures, beautiful beaches, and a crowd of people who know how to have fun makes Key West a good choice to spend Christmas.
10. Quebec City, Canada
If you are looking for a Christmas in the wilderness, Quebec might be your stop. Described as a “Haven for environmentally friendly, outdoor enthusiasts” Quebec offers many opportunities for hiking, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling.
9. Trømso, Norway
Offering a beautiful view of the northern lights, Trømso gives you the rare treat of a longer evening.The “Day” is just a couple of hours of twilight.
8. Nuremberg, Germany
Pulling in over 2 million visitors each year, the city boasts of an impressive Christmas market with 200 select vendors who put up incredible displays in order to compete for the most beautiful stall design award.
7. Barcelona, Spain
Its celebration of the Christmas holiday is well worth the stay. Though this celebration starts on the evening of January the 4th, it’s a magnificent holiday experience with canons, fireworks; and an incredible parade of camels, elephants and giraffes.
6. Paris, France
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the city of lights is on this list. With streets lined with lights, the Eiffel Tower shining radiantly, and people enjoying the fantastic atmosphere of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Paris should be a staple for any holiday travel.
5. Venice, Italy
During the holidays, the tourist season for one of the worlds most important tourist destination thins out, creating a beautiful opportunity to enjoy the grandeur of Venice and its holiday decorations.
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4. Edinburgh, Scotland
The second most populous city in Scotland is home to one of the most vivid holiday celebrations which include holiday light shows and fireworks.
3. Santa Claus, Indiana
A city named after Santa Claus has a lot to live up to during the holidays, and Santa Claus Indiana delivers with all sorts of Santa-themed shops and attractions.
2. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Amsterdam is a beautiful city in its own right with 16th and 17th century houses adorning it’s streets. Add all sort of lights and decorations, and you have the perfect ingredients for an amazing Christmas experience.
1. New York City, N.Y.
With a 69 to 100 feet Norway spruce tree decked with about 30,000 lights attached to 5 miles of wiring and topped off with a 550 pound star, New York boasts of being one of the best cities to experience a grand Christmas day.