Sick of the same old hot Australian Christmas under the scorching sun? Don’t miss out on the magic of another white Christmas this year! Here are five white Christmas destinations worth planning for!
New York City, USA
Taking out our first spot it’s got to be you, New York! If you’re lucky enough to have a White Christmas in NYC it really is a sight to behold. Spend the days leading up to Christmas ice skating around the rink at the Rockefeller Centre in front of the world’s most famous Christmas Tree. Make sure you rug up for that chilly winter in New York City. Snowflakes falling down in Central Park is truly magical – nothing quite beats it! If shopping is your thing enjoy the Christmas window displays along 5th Avenue, Times Square or Madison Avenue.
This quaint town is the closest you’ll get to the real deal! Here you can enjoy reindeer sleigh rides, snowfall, traditional wood cabins and you can experience the greatest wonder – Aurora Borealis. There are even two major theme parks devoted to St. Nick – The Santa Claus Village and Santa Park.
If you love the markets you will adore Denmark! Visit the quaint Nytorv Christmas markets and enjoy the festive lights and garland-trimmed pathways. Make sure you taste the mulled wine and Danish pastries with apple or cinnamon and chocolate filling! Definitely something different to the traditional Australian backyard BBQ Christmas!
Prague, Czech Republic
Immerse yourself in the Christmas spirit in Prague! The Old Town Square offers a Christmas Tree that rivals the Rockefeller Tree in New York city, while the winter Christmas markets (known as Vanoch trh) offer mind-blowing gingerbread houses, blown glass ornaments, pastries and warm drinks. See more of what the Prague Christmas markets have to offer here: http://www.livingprague.com/xmas.htm
St Petersburg, Russia
If you dare brave a Russian winter, St Petersburg is the best choice for Christmas spirit! At least you can count on snow here, from early November until late March so rug up! Make sure to check out the amazing historical landmarks and buildings including The Winter Palace. Remember that the Russian orthodox Christmas is on the 7th of January – so don’t mix up your dates! Be sure to catch the huge fireworks display over New Year’s Eve as well!