Tis’ the season to be jolly. Christmas is just around the corner and we can already hear those sleigh bells ringing. This is the month to really enjoy yourself in all aspects. Christmas away can be truly magical in other parts of the world, so we have compiled our top travel hotspots of the month. Whether it be a short city break, or searching for the sun, we have it all here.
Prague provides an extremely perfect city break for Christmas, with its stunning display of lights, cozy hot chocolate stops, and Christmas markets to get you into the spirit. Get really festive with the Czechs by singing some carols in the Old Town Square while enjoying the atmosphere that magically permeates the city during the holidays. And if you’re there for New Year’s Eve, you can always countdown the seconds in the Old Town Square or on the Charles Bridge.
South Africa may seem a far choice on your quest for accessible winter sun, but Cape Town never dips below 20C during the European winter so get your sun screen at the ready. In addition to its beauty, there are an abundance of adventures to be had. Take a trip up Table Mountain, and visit the penguins at the Cape Peninsula, and if you are a wine lover you are in for a treat. A trip to the nearby wine region of Franschhoek provides an immensely enjoyable day out. So enjoy Christmas in the sun this year.
Sun, sea, sand and tequila, what more could you need to make your Christmas vacation a memorable one? Cancun boasts beautiful scenery and relaxing beaches to while away a sunny day or few. There are a plethora of luxury resorts on the sea front, that will ensure you get the ultimate in relaxation. This is definitely a destination worth visiting, especially during this time of year.
It doesn’t get more magical than spending Christmas in New York City. From ice skating in Central Park, to seeing all the Christmas lights in Times Square, to the famous Christmas tree at Rockefeller centre, you have to spend at least one Christmas in the city that never sleeps. The shopping is too exciting for words, and the festive food is tantalizing. Don’t miss the Nutcracker Christmas show at Radio City Music Hall.