Luxtripper Travel Editor
There is no better place to start than “New York New York” the city so famous they named it twice! The big apple has become one of the most popular and most famous Christmas destinations around the world. This is due to its picturesque and impressive settings which have made it one of the most desirable places to visit. Its association with the film industry has also had an impact on its tourism especially at Christmas with famous films including Home Alone, Miracle on 34th Street and Elf all being shot in the city. Famous locations such as the Rockefeller centre, Empire State building and Central Park have all been used in Christmas films and makes the experience for tourists even more special. There are just so many brilliant places to visit and the city has a special atmosphere at Christmas that visitors will never forget.
Where to stay: W Times Square
We may have included New York from the USA but it is impossible to create an ultimate Christmas guide without including Disney world California. For families and children in particular Disney world is the ultimate holiday experience but this is even more so at Christmas when the parks have a truly magical atmosphere. With special winter shows and experiences just for Christmas, Disney will provide the opportunity for families to spend some quality time together and really enjoy the festivities in a way that no other destination could. Florida’s relaxed atmosphere and warm weather will make a change for those seeking a break from the hectic chaos of the season.
Another fantastic Christmas destination for families is Lapland in Finland. This snowy paradise really is a wonderland where visitors can enjoy the snow alongside activities including toboggans, sleds, skiing and snowmobiles as well as opportunities for families and children to interact with the Saari Elves who will ensure everyone has a magical time. Lapland is also perfect for those wanting to see the mystical Northern Lights and guests can go on a snowmobile adventure to go and see them. Of course kids will be the most excited for their trip to see Father Christmas himself where they may get a present if they have been good!
If the festive season is too stressful then why not choose a destination to escape the rush and simply relax. Dubai is quickly becoming a very popular destination for winter breaks as visitors are free to celebrate Christmas as much or as little as they like but can also enjoy the sun and extravagance of this luxurious paradise. If guests do want to experience a touch of winter then the Mall of the Emirates is home to Ski Dubai where visitors can go skiing with real snow inside the colossal mall!
Where to stay: Atlantis The Palm
A Christmas trip abroad is always nice but have you considered a stay in the city? There is so much to see and do in London around Christmas and the atmosphere is very special. Whether visitors simply walk the street and admire the beautiful Christmas lights of Oxford and Regents Street or hit the shops, there is always something to see. A trip to the famous Harrods department store is definitely worth a visit with lots of Christmas gifts and luxury items that are sure to make perfect presents for loved ones. A trip to the theatre is also a great idea for the festive season with many great shows from Mamma Mia to the Lion King. London really does have something for everyone.