It's just 6 weeks from Christmas, yes 6 weeks away! We all look forward to the holidays and spending time with families to celebrate this festive season. So now's your time to start planning! We have compiled our 5 top destination ideas to share with you. White Christmas? Sunny beach? It's up to you.
It's jingle bells all the way to the Santa Claus Village near Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland, where Santa dishes out presents 365 days a year. Lapland is where Father Christmas actually, truly, honestly lives so go and meet him! You can also take sleighs pulled by dogs or Santa’s reindeer; skiing; cheering on reindeer races on frozen lakes; ice-fishing or snowmobile through forests. There are a lot of activities to suit everyone.
The long polar nights from October to March also offer the chance to view the stunning aurora borealis (northern lights) at Lapland.
Photo source: https://lapland.nordicvisitor.com
2. Happy Holidays in New York City, USA
There’s nothing quite like experiencing New York City during the festive season. From ice skating in the heart of Central Park or under the Rockefeller Center to shopping along 5th Avenue, Times Square or Madison Avenue and experiencing the magnificent Christmas window displays – New York City becomes a winter wonderland during the holidays.
While you won’t find reindeer roaming the streets, you will be greeted by blankets of snow, bright light shows at Grand Central Station and perhaps one of the world’s most famous Christmas trees at Rockefeller Center. New York City effortlessly embraces Christmas festivities in its already brimming melting pot of arts, culture and character.
Photo source: http://www.nyctourist.com/christmas.htm
If the above destinations are too cold for you , here are some great destinations with lots of sunshine and beautiful beaches.
3. Beautiful palm-fringed island - Fiji
Looking for a destination with white sandy beaches, diving and snorkeling or a place to just sit back and relax? Fiji is a beautiful place well known for its palm-fringed islands. Some of its most spectacular scenery is found below the waves.
Let the crew in Fiji take you away on a tropical adventure not to be missed! Going to the beautiful island ‘Yanuca’ you can enjoy:
• Sea Kayaking
• Crazy, Quirky, Fun Island Activities
• Tasty Island Lovo Feast
• Jungle Trek to Lookout Cove
• Traditional Kava Ceremony
4. The Whitsundays, Queensland
At the heart of the Great Barrier Reef lies the Whitsundays, 74 island wonders in the tropical waters of the Coral Sea, on the beautiful tropical coast of Queensland. The Whitsundays is world-famous for its clear aqua waters and iconic landscapes including Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, and the perfectly shaped natural formation of Heart Reef.
Swim, snorkel and scuba dive with thousands of brightly coloured fish amongst the diverse corals of the Great Barrier Reef around islands such as Blue Pearl Bay and Fairey Reef. See the local wildlife in its natural habitat and witness diverse marine life including humpback whales, dolphins, turtles and dugongs.
5. Kangaroo Islands, South Australia
Kangaroo Island is a great destination for anyone who wants to feel a world away from home without leaving Australian soil. The island boasts 509 kilometres of coastline, plus bushland and wildlife to explore when you feel like a break from the beach. This unspoilt land is an ideal destination for adults looking to spoil themselves, with a Kangaroo Island Farm Gate and Cellar Door Trail providing the ideal opportunity to sample fresh produce and wines right from the source.
Foodies will love the King George Whiting, exquisite honey and sheep's cheese all located on the island. Small industries are flourishing here, with free-range eggs, home-made native jams, sauces, marinades and olive oil aplenty. Enjoy a Christmas Day lunch of fresh seafood such as prawns, oysters, snapper, whiting and freshwater marron and wash it all down with locally produced wine from one of 18 labels.
Photo source: http://www.tourkangarooisland.com.au/
Wherever you are going for holidays, spending time with loved ones and families are what matters to every of us so enjoy!