From Christmas markets in Germany to the Northern Lights in Iceland and ending with beautiful beaches in Spain, here we show you the best destinations to celebrate Christmas in 2020.
December is the month we look forward to celebrating the holidays. It is also a perfect month to travel. Not only because you have time off for the holidays, but also because you can experience what it feels like to celebrate the holidays in different countries with different traditions.
1. Orlando – United States
This magical place will be absolutely unforgettable for children, but it is not only for them, adults enjoy this destination as much as children do!
Disney, with its shows, characters, lights, and Christmas decorations, will make you relive your childhood – that time when everything was magical and happy.
It is a perfect destination for the family and it will be an enchanting experience that you will never forget.
2. Berlin – Germany
The German markets simply can not be left out. Germany is famous for having many of the most popular Christmas markets in the world.
Handicrafts, wooden decorations, cookies, and of course the Glühwein (mulled wine) will make your Christmas in Germany unforgettable.
Without a doubt, Berlin has activities for everyone. So believe me, in this city, you won’t even know what it means to be bored.
3. Prague – Czech Republic
Our favorite place to spend Christmas as a couple is definitely Prague, where the romantic atmosphere will surprise you. Make sure to bring locks as this city is famous for its bridges full of locks with the names of the couples that will last forever (or at least this is the belief).
Just imagine walking through these stone streets, holding hands with your partner, crossing the illuminated bridges, and arriving at the Prague Castle, built in the 9th century, to enjoy a pleasant view over the city… Can you imagine anything more romantic?
4. Reykjavík – Iceland
If the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear of this country is the Northern Lights, let me tell you that this destination is definitely for you.
It will be an overwhelming experience to remember since you will feel what it is like living only with 4 hours of sunlight. So take advantage of it, and during the day take a walk through the beautiful colorful houses of the city.
But don’t worry, at night you’ll find bars to warm up a bit and experience an Icelandic-style Christmas atmosphere like never before.
5. The Canary Islands – Spain
If it is the sun and beaches you are looking for, you will certainly succeed in finding them at this spot in Spain.
Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, and Tenerife are just some of the volcanic islands that will leave you speechless thanks to their beautiful black and white sand beaches.
Spain has an unforgettable atmosphere that is enjoyed all over the islands. The Spanish cuisine to delight your palate and the magnificent hotels overlooking the sea will astonish you.
6. Salzburg – Austria
Have you heard the famous carol “Silent Night” or does Mozart come to mind?
Yes, this city is not only famous for its great composer and pianist Mozart, but it is also known for the city that created this famous carol in German “Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht”
Also, be careful as you may encounter a bit of mystery. They perform parades with people disguised as “Krampus”, a folkloric creature that comes from the Alps to punish bad children during the Christmas season
7. London – England
The British capital during December is known for its lights, markets, and shopping. Yes, if you are a lover of shopping, Christmas is your perfect excuse to enjoy a charming city while giving yourself those treats you so deserve.
“The Winter Wonderland” at Hyde Park, will be a great place to go with the children because apart from its Christmas markets and crafts, families will also find many activities for the kids.
8. Quebec City – Canada
Did you ever imagine walking on a white carpet, as if you were in the clouds? Well, in this city covered with snow at Christmas time, you will feel it!
Quebec has many activities to offer you, from skiing with your family or visiting the incredible “Fairmont Le Château Frontenac”, to enjoying an incredible spa day with your partner.
Here you will find some hotels in great locations, with up to 5 stars, and with amazing discounts.
9. Rovaniemi – Finland
And if your dream was to see Santa’s house, this is where you can do it!
This is a dream destination, it’s like being in Santa’s world. Imagine your children riding reindeer sleds through snowy parks and living that adventure they always saw in the movies.
And of course, don’t leave this place without writing a letter to Santa Claus – maybe all your wishes will come true…
10. Punta Cana – Dominican Republic
We certainly couldn’t leave the Caribbean off our list. This destination, thanks to its climate, is one of the favorites for many travelers.
Let yourself be enchanted by a Christmas full of sunshine with white sand beaches, turquoise water, and palm trees that move with the sea breeze.
Honorable mention: San Miguel – Mexico
In this little colonial town, declared a world heritage site by UNESCO, you will simply be transported to other times. Its streets, squares, and the customs of the locals will make you feel as if you were in the true history that Jesus lived.
Take the opportunity to experience the “posadas”, a Christmas tradition that symbolizes the journey of Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem.
This Christmas celebration seeks to create an atmosphere of unity and joy among the people of the neighborhood, where punch and food are shared in the public plazas with friends and family.
So if you would like to visit a beautiful Mexican “pueblo” and experience Christmas differently, this is your destination.
How to get discounts at Christmas?
We have always been told that to find the best discounts on travel sites, the most important thing is to travel in the off-season. Well, allow me to tell you that this is over!
Why sacrifice these seasons of the year that we enjoy so much with our family, our friends, or our partners?
With TheTravelSecret Membership, you will be able to find discounts of up to 70% during Christmas, from 5-star hotels to enjoy with your partner, to houses to rent with your whole family.
And the best thing is that you will also get extra discounts on car rentals, activities, tickets, and much more.
Now more than ever we want you to travel on Christmas and with fair prices. Take action, and book that trip you have been putting off for so long.
If you want to know more about how to get discounts for your Christmas, click here…