The Best 5 Cities For Family Christmas Getaway

by Elsa Stringer

Christmas season is almost here and why don’t you travel somewhere with your family instead of spending time at home like every year? The most amazing cities like Paris, New York, and etc., are even more beautiful around Christmas. These are the Top 5 Cities you have to visit with your loved ones during the upcoming holiday season:

1. Paris, France
2. New York City
3. Lapland, Finland
4. Orlando, Florida
5. Amsterdam, the Netherlands

1. Paris, France

No matter what time of the year is, you can never fail with Paris. The City of lights is even more beautiful with Christmas decoration and Christmas spirit.

Tuileries Garden becomes a Christmas village with many entertaining things to do with your loved ones: ice-skating rink,164-foot-high Ferris wheel and Christmas market where you can buy presents, local food, and sweets.

Paris is a host of the special Disney’s World parade on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day when Santa is flying through the sky with his reindeer-led sleigh.

However, the recent events caused a number of protests with violent outcomes in Paris and other cities around France, and the government is considering to declare a state of emergency.

Make sure you check US State Department and recent news reports about Paris, before deciding to take your family there on holidays.

2. New York City

When you visit The Big Apple for the first time and walk around the streets you are seeing every day in your favorite movies, TV shows, and series, you will definitely have a feeling that you have been there so many times.

New York becomes even more magical during Christmas time of the year, and there is so much to see and visit: The Worlds most famous Christmas tree lighting in the Rockefeller Center, The lighting of the World’s Largest Hanukkah Menorah across The Plaza Hotel, Famous Bryant Park skating, Christmas markets at Grand Central, Union Square, Bryant Park, Columbus Circle, etc.

3. Lapland, Finland

If your family wants to see the hometown of Santa, Lapland is a city for you. At Santa Claus Village, you can actually meet the man himself. Lapland is a magical place where you can find Santa’s headquarters (Korvatunturi, Eastern Lapland), and also the Arctic Circle Post Office.

Take a ride in “the Santa Claus Express” – night train with a double deck. During your stay, you also have to enjoy and relax in one of many spas and sauna Lapland is offering.

Explore the place by dogsled and try Finnish type of mulled wine called glögi. You will get the best experience of winter in Finland if you stay in the world’s famous Hotel-Igloos and enjoy Northern Lights.

4. Orlando, Florida

In case you would like to enjoy some nice weather and sun during Christmas time, Florida Is a great option. Since you are traveling with your family, we couldn’t think of the better city than Orlando.

With plenty of hotels and suites to stay, theme parks and festivals, your family will enjoy a sunny Christmas holiday in Orlando. Disney world is something you can’t skip.

On the 21st of December every year, there is a huge Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party your family would love.

SeaWorld Orlando offers the visitors guest appearances from Rudolph and Santa and it has around 3 million lights of decoration. Following, you have to see Universal’s Holiday Parade and spend some time in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

5. Amsterdam, the Netherlands

In the heart of the city, at Dam Square, a 65-foot Christmas tree with 40,000 LED lights will definitely leave a huge impression on you and your family.

Christmas markets are all around the city and they are offering local and international Christmas food and drinks to enjoy on the cold weather.

Every year, Amsterdam is the place where the largest Saint Nicholas parade is happening. The Dutch has their own version of the Santa called Sinterklass, who is greeting around 400.000 people waiting around canals to see him.

The picture is spectacular as the canals have special charm during the Christmas period. Make sure you don’t miss the Amsterdamsche Kerstmarkt, and the ice rink at Museumplein’s Ice*Village,

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