If you’re bored of doing the same thing at Christmas year after year, then why not shake it up a bit and spend it somewhere else? Take Christmas away on holiday with you and be excited by the possibilities. Here are some of our favourite destinations.
Home to one of the most famous Christmas trees, New York is a magical place at Christmas. If you fancy a Christmas with hustle and bustle and a never ending list of things to do, New York is the place to be. The Big Apple truly embraces the magic of Christmas at every turn. You can ice skate or go for a carriage ride in Central Park, wonder at the department stores’ decorations, carol on the sidewalk or go to Brooklyn’s Dyker Heights for a veritable winter wonderland.
A perfect destination for a white Christmas, Iceland is quintessentially traditional. With twinkling fairy lights and a blanket of snow, it won’t be hard to believe in Father Christmas when you arrive and begin to explore. The Golden Circle has an array of natural wonders, including glaciers, geysers and waterfalls, and the (world’s most northern) capital city of Reykjavik has lots to offer in the way of architecture, culture and attractions to keep anyone happy.
Mix it up and travel half way around the world for a Christmas on the beach. Instead of a turkey roast, have a BBQ! An almost surreal mix of traditional Christmas decorations, fake snow and blazing sunshine, Christmas in Australia is something to be experienced. Melbourne holds Carols by Candlelight on Christmas Eve where people sit on picnic blankets and sing together. This event is televised, so people across the country join in, so it’s not to be missed.
If you want to keep your Christmas a bit closer to home, then consider going to somewhere like Tor Farm. Offering luxury log cabins in Somerset, this could be the perfect solution if you want to spend time with your extended family. They even let pets stay in some of their accommodation, so you don’t have to leave your four legged friend behind. This is a great option if you enjoy cooking Christmas dinner yourself or you don’t want to fly your Christmas gifts out to another country. Go to a traditional pub for a Christmas day drink and walk it off on the way back to your log cabin.