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Top 7 Alternative Christmas Holiday Destinations 2014

Top 7 Alternative Christmas Holiday Destinations 2014

Christmas the most exciting time of the year. The cities around the world become illuminated with the thousands lights, air gets filled with the scent of hot wine, Christmas delicacies and holiday spirit.

Christmas is a great time to spend with your family or it could be a great time to head away! If you long for a stress-free non-traditional break here are some great options to spending your Christmas at home. This is our guide to the Top 7 Alternative Christmas Holidays in 2014.

Sydney, Australia

Christmas Holiday Destinations

Christmas Holiday Destinations

From interactive Christmas choir in Pitt Street Mall, Christmas projections around the walls of Sydney Town Hall, towards the amazing decorations in the Queen Victoria Building – the town manages to create a magical Christmas spirit, although it is summer in this part of the world.

Where to go?

Queen Victoria Building, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Town Hall.

Las Vegas, USA

entertainment knows how to celebrate. The entire city becomes like a Christmas display during December. All of the hotels gets decorated and also the Christmas display in Bellagio is especially beautiful. As well as the famous fountains, that dance towards the holiday carols at this time of the year.

Where to visit?

Bellagio, Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, Lake Las Vegas.

Quebec, Canada

The city is known as one of the most European-like towns in North America. During Christmas Quebec becomes illuminated using the sparkling Christmas lights and decorations. It’s especially romantic to wander within the Old Quebec’s streets, filled with light, snow and holiday spirit.

Where to visit?

Old Quebec, Rue du Petit-Champlain, Place Royale, Rue Saint-Joseph.

Paris, France

love gets filled with romance during Christmas time as well. The streets and boulevards shimmer using the strings of lights, the Eiffel Tower becomes more beautiful than ever, the skating rink alongside it attracts in the evenings – chic, intimate and incredibly Parisian.

Where to go?

Eiffel Tower, Disneyland, markets in Champs Elysees and Montmartre.

Tokyo, Japan

Japan is known for the mesmerizing Christmas lights. While not Christians, Japanese managed to recreate the spirit of the holiday. The shopping malls compete, which will make a bigger and better Christmas display. And also the Starlight Garden in the Midtown is covered with thousands of lights.

Where to go?

Roppongi Hill, Tokyo Midtown, Ginza, Shinjuku, Marunochi, Yurakacho.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Vilnius, Lithuania

The streets twinkle during late November and December. The primary Christmas tree is found in Cathedral Square, in which the trees around the square will also be decorated with the lights. In Lukiskiu Square Christmas market and ice-skating rink entertain the locals and guests.

Where to go?

Cathedral Square, Lukiskiu Square, Town Hall, Gedimino Avenue.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Santa Claus visits the town in mid November throughout a very amusing parade known as Sinterklaas. The Light Festival in Plantage exhibits wonderful artworks, some of them hang above the canals. Markets and numerous events also amuse locals and guests.

Where to go?

Dam Square, Plantage, Westergasfabriek, Amstelpark.

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