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White Christmas Destinations 2015

White Christmas Destinations 2015
Priscilla Peck
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Houses and buildings decked with a white field of soft-fallen snow, cool breeze and noses as red as rednose the reindeer, we are about to enter this joyous season of Christmas. Before we cue the Christmas carols and our 12 days of Christmas list, how about a list of Christmas destinations of 2015? Time to don on those Christmas hats!

Prague, Czech Republic

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Credit: mikeyardley.com

The Christmas markets in Prague’s Old Town Square is the city’s most impressive arena for Christmas celebrations. Lined with lights to light up the city, it brings both locals and tourists to a spot for a season of sharing in a true wonderland setting. 

Credit: www.demotix.com

Credit: www.demotix.com

There are an array of things to do at the market; from Christmas gift shopping to sampling traditional food and see how they are made, you will definitely be totally immersed in the culture and experience a different Christmas! What’s more? Try out the variety of beverages of drinks such as a cup of hot mulled wine (svařené víno or svařák)! Christmas shopping never got any better!

Where to Stay: The 109-room Hotel Josef is outfitted with Baleri armchairs, Philippe Starck bathroom fixtures, and fluffy duvets.

Lapland, Finland

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Credit: www.travelandleisure.com

Ever wanted to travel like Santa Claus? Well, transverse via a reindeer-pulled sledge as you make your way up the frosty landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, entering a real winter wonderland. 

Credit: www.scandi.travel

Credit: www.scandi.travel

Love reindeers and huskies? Go on a tour to visit cold loving reindeers and huskies at the farm! Come up close and personal with these animals as you learn more about their true nature from the locals at the farm! Enjoy the warm campfire with hot drinks while you’re at it! 

For more information about the tours: http://lapland.nordicvisitor.com/day-tours/rovaniemi/

Zurich, Switzerland

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Credit: www.lexpose.ch

Visit the landmark of Zurich, the Romanesque Grossmünster church and experience a Christmas holiday concert! With rich history dating back to the 16th century, it is a symbol of Zurich’s religious heart and soul. It was here in the Grossmünster that Huldrych Zwingli preached a new brand of Christianity in the early 16th century, one that would change the face of Switzerland and Protestantism.

Edinburgh, Scotland

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Credit: www.neweuropetours.eu

Edinburgh, the city known for its widespread of arts and theatre culture, visit the town’s centre for an wanderful Christmas while soaking in the atmosphere. At the St Andrew Square, visit the Scottish Market, carousel and ice rink with bars serving something to warm the inside of you! The East Princes Street Gardens hosts the Big Wheel, Star Flyer, and a traditional European market to delight your stomach. 

The offer many more activities which has already begun and lasts all the way to the end. It’s never too long for Christmas right? 

For more information: http://www.edinburghschristmas.com/

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Credit: grownuptravelguide.com

Amsterdam, the city where 16th- and 17th-century like houses are embellished with colourful lights for Christmas from early December. With its strong belief in Santa Claus (or Sinterklaas), you would definitely experience the essence of Christmas right in this city! 

Credit: www.amsterdamsights.com

Credit: www.amsterdamsights.com

Visit the Christmas markets leading up to Christmas, with an atmosphere that would definitely leave your insides feeling warm and fuzzy. From the traditional Dickensian markets that aim to capture the wonders of a traditional Victorian Christmas to trendy food festivals, there’s place to celebrate with Christmas for everyone. Do consider extending your trip if you can to admire fireworks with champagne in the Nieuwmarkt or Dam squares on New Year’s Eve. Definitely a fresh experience to be had!

Where else are you heading this Christmas?

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