Finnish Lapland, home of Santa Claus or Father Christmas, is filled with a number of fantastic and interesting things to see and do. The beautiful glow of Northern lights and ice covered landscapes lit by stars in the dark sky makes Lapland one of the best places to celebrate Christmas for a magical experience. Most families prefer celebrating the festival at home while jazzing it up with food which plays a crucial role. Morning starts with an authentic Christmas Eve breakfast comprising rice pudding and the evening for most households is a combination of pork roast, and a variety of fish as main dishes accompanied with salads.
New York City, USA:
Whether watching a tree lighting ceremony or a play or doing ice skating in Times Square, New York City is a popular and one of the best places to celebrate Christmas. The city turns into a wonderland every year during the festival with decorated and lighted Christmas trees and lights. In the very center of The Big Apple, a traditional and massive tree in seen in the Rockefeller Center which commemorates the Christmas season and amazing spirit of the citizens and travellers. The Christmas celebrations in the city is also famous for the annual Radio City Christmas show. The show is conducted in the largest theatre in the city.
Santa Claus, Indiana, USA:
Santa Claus is a town in Spencer County, is the world’s only post office to bear with this name due to which it receives thousands of letters to Santa from all over the world every year. A group of volunteers known as Santa’s Elves ensure each child receives a reply from Santa Claus for the letters sent. This tradition has been in existence since at least 1914. The town is developed around three lakes: Christmas Lake, Lake Holly, and Lake Noel. The street names in Christmas Lake Village are all named after the Christmas season. A number of events are conducted throughout the season and is also a popular tourist place during the festival.
The Vatican City, Italy:
Christmas in Vatican City is popular and one of the best places to celebrate Christmas. Every year a decorated Christmas tree called the Vatican Christmas Tree or the Saint Peter’s Christmas Tree is erected annually in the Saint Peter’s Square to celebrate the season. The Christmas celebrations in Vatican City includes Novena which comes eight days prior to the festival and closes on Christmas. On this day, the residents of Vatican seek blessings of Pope at the Vatican Square.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands:
The colourful lamps on the streets of Amsterdam during Christmas adds on to the festive mood and is one of the best places to celebrate Christmas. On December 25, families gather to exchange gifts and eat scrumptious food.
Home to the oldest Christmas market in Germany, Munich is a real treat during Christmas Season. The famous Christmas market here known as the Christkindlmarkt is celebrated on the city’s Central Square. This market dates back to 1642.
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