Where are you spending your holiday season this year? Is it abroad or back home? Below is a list of exotic places you could celebrate Christmas.
The baroque architecture of this beautifully preserved city centers north of the Alps is known all across the world. The birthplace of 18th century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Salzburg rewards people who venture a little further. It is a city with a promising art scene, lovely food, concert halls and manicured parks. The scenery and the skyline of Salzburg are unparalleled.
As the fourth-largest city in Austria, Salzburg makes for an idyllic Christmas destination. Jingle bells, spiced honey cookies, and glistening snow, it will feel like a Christmas card out there.
You can also take the Sound of Music bus tour and opt for the street vendors’ clever marionettes. You can take your kids to midnight mass at Peterskirche with choirs of painted angels and also a walk to the sound of church bells.
How about a smoking volcano just overlooking the beach on Christmas day or snorkeling with turtles? Isn’t The Big Island everyone’s dream destination?
Stay at a beautiful resort and experience lei-making tutorials, hula lessons and lovely walks along the shore.
Enjoy a Christmas dinner at places like the Splashers Grill or Roy’s Waikoloa Bar & Grill. Enjoy eating delicacies like pork, mashed potatoes and more. Don’t miss out on the traditional mocha-rice- pounding ceremony in Wailea Village.
Rome is all about culture, pasta and chocolates! The city that exudes romance is indeed on everyone’s must see list.
When in Rome keep an eye out for what is going on around Christmas time. Go to the Vatican for Mass and enjoy a family brunch at La Taverna dei Fori Imperiali, L’Archetto, Zen Sushi or Ristorante Life. You can also go to La Terrazza Degli Aranci, where the roof garden overlooks St Peter’s. Be sure to try La Pergola in the Rome Cavalieri Hilton.
Check out the Piazza Navona Market for handmade and traditional Sicilian puppets, they would make great gifts!
There is no place as festive as London. There are numerous things to do during the holiday. From Christmas markets and London shopping to beautiful lights and trees, there’s so much happening around the city.
Some of the markets are Barbican Christmas Market, Christmas Market at Tate Modern, Real Food Christmas Market and Southbank Centre Winter Festival. You can spend the day at the Winter Wonderland or spend the evening singing Christmas carols. Even better, enjoy taking a spin at the best ice skating rinks of London.
What are you waiting for? Make your plans and let the good times roll.
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