Christmas has become a global festival. Christmas Eve 2017 is coming and all over the world people started their celebration especially started booking tickets to celebrate it in the best place. To enjoy this holiday and make your eve unforgettable go through the list mentioned below.
These places are the world’s best places to celebrate Christmas Eve.
Visiting nativity scenes is an integral part of Christmas in Malta. Every year, residents proudly open their shutters, and sometimes even their garage doors, to display their holy crib confections to the public.
On a grander scale, the Bethlehem f’Ghajnsielem is a life-size nativity experience spread over 20,0000 square meters of formerly abandoned fields. It’s one of the best places to spend Christmas in Europe.
2. New York
Rockefeller Center lies at the core of the New York Christmas. Its famed ice rink has been around for 79 years; the decorated tree is an 84-year-old tradition. Across the street, Radio City hosts the annual Christmas Spectacular, starring the Rockettes. It’s the best place to spend Christmas in the USA.
3. Bath, England
A few of the cities in the world are there where you can celebrate the birth of Jesus and the birth of Jane Austen. The celebration is done with the same amount of fanfare, but Bath happens to be one of them.
December 16 marks what would have been the much-loved writer’s 240th birthday, and while the main Austen love-in is during the festival in September. The Jane Austen Centre and on-site Regency Tearoom is the best place to learn about the city’s most famous resident.
4. Barcelona, Spain
Anyone who can manage to extend your Christmas holiday until Three King’s Day (January 5), can catch up with Melchior, Gaspar, and Balthazar than Barcelona.
5. Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland
While legends dating as far back as the 1820s cite the North Pole as the official home of Santa Claus and his jolly missus, the Finns would have us believe otherwise. For them, Rovaniemi, Lapland, located just north of the Arctic Circle, is Christmas HQ.
Rovaniemi is the home of Santa Claus, and the city’s most popular inhabitant can be visited every day of the year in the village of Santa Claus located on the Arctic Circle. It’s a place that attracts 50,000 visitors from around the world.
6. Nuremberg, Germany
The Nuremberg Christmas market (Nurnberger Christkindlesmarkt) is a German institution, pulling in more than 2 million visitors each year. Highlights include a giant carved wooden Ferris wheel, old-fashioned carousel, and a steam train.
7. Honolulu, Hawaii
Santa Claus dons his beachwear for the Christmas celebrations in Hawaii. Christmas in Hawaii in celebrated in a very unique way. Here, Santa often comes on a surfboard or outrigger canoe, and except you’re at the Mauna Kea summit, you won’t witness snow or any cold weather.
Honolulu celebrates Christmas for about a month with lights display at Honolulu Hale (the city hall) every year.
8. Quebec City, Canada
Quebec brings ye olde European Christmas charm to 21st century North America. For those who like to celebrate Christmas around a tree made from recycled sheet metal, with lights powered by the pedaling of nearby cyclists, Quebec is the destination.
A haven for environmentally friendly, outdoor enthusiasts, the city bustles with activity, offering holiday programs for all tastes.
9. Reykjavik, Iceland
When it comes to Christmas celebrations, Iceland has a few peculiarities. Among these, 13 “Yuletide Lads” (scruffy Santas) are said to bring gifts to nice children for the 13 nights leading up to Christmas.
10. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Pinatas, Posadas, and Ponche sum up the festivities in this colorful Mexican city, where Christmas is both a solemn and celebratory affair.
Leading up to December 24, visitors are likely to stumble upon Mary and Joseph strolling the streets, as locals make pilgrimages from home to home, singing to “ask for posada” or “beg for shelter” as they re-enact the journey to Bethlehem.
11. Salzburg, Austria
Birthplace of Mozart and filming location for “The Sound of Music” (50 years old this year), Salzburg is chocolate-box perfect. Think snow-capped mountains, Baroque architecture, and traditional Christmas markets. Sounds Fabulous?
12. Santa Claus, Indiana
Christmas is a year-round occasion in this town of fewer than 3,000 residents. Santa Claus, Indiana, receives thousands of letters a year from children trying to reach St. Nick. It’s a three-weekend Santa Claus Christmas Celebration each December.
13. Strasbourg, France
Strasbourg’s series of themed Christmas villages morph the city into a visual and gastronomic wonderland. 300 stalls are spread out over 12 locations, with Luxembourg being honored this year with its own dedicated village.
14. Queenstown, New Zealand
The traditional Christmas colors of red, green, and white take on an entirely new meaning in New Zealand. Here the red represents the “pohutukawa” (New Zealand’s ruby-red flowering Christmas tree), white represents the pristine sandy beaches, and green? The kiwi, of course!
15. Valkenburg, The Netherlands
This small town is the Dutch center for Christmas festivities. Valkenburg’s Velvet Cave is transformed into a Christmas Market and the residence of Santa, where visitors can see his room of presents and reindeer sleigh.
16. Dubrovnik, Croatia
If there’s one thing that you can’t afford to miss on a European Christmas vacation in Dubrovnik, it’s to sing at the traditional Dubrovnik carols. It is believed that Dubrovnik, Croatia is one of the best places to spend Christmas in Europe; it’s a must-visit for everyone and to witness Christmas trees on the Stradun. The temperature here in December on an average is 8-degree Celsius. It’s one of the best European Christmas destinations.
17. Bondi Beach, Australia
Explore the beach to speak Turkish with fellow travelers. Bondi is the exact opposite of the Northern-Hemisphere Christmas Cliches: Sun, sand, and surf are replaced with snow and angel Lights. On December 25, the beach serves as a magnet for backpackers. The bands and the DJs rock the Pavilion, everyone has an eye on everyone and the atmosphere of the celebration dominates. Items that you can not usually take to Christmas Dinner: Swimsuit, Sunscreen, Sunhat
18. Dublin, Ireland
Along with a funny side, the absolute Catholic Irish has some novels to honor Christmas. Making your eyebrow rise, is the morning swim on the 25th at the Forty-Foot sea water pool. Leading up in the Big Day, there’s a bulk of things to do on Dublin’s roads and the craic flows.
There is a 12-day Christmas Market in Docklands, cheesy pantos, Christmas Lights, Ice Skating and Markets and seasonal cheer in Templar Bar. Do not miss the Carols in St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
19. Geneva, Switzerland
Christmas in Geneva is equivalent to the best Christmas lights ever. The entire Lake Geneva is shining with shops, stalls, and a thousand lights as part of the European Christmas traditions. And for those who love food that are waiting for the best places to spend Christmas in Europe this year, just hit Geneva, who hosts a market full of pre-Christmas food exhibitors from around the world. The temperature here in December on an average is 3-degree Celsius. It’s one of the best places to spend Christmas in Europe.
Must Do: Must-visit the Genève Marché International de Noel at Place de la Fusterie; have fun at the Christmas market at Lake Geneva; enjoy shopping at Rue du Marché, and Rue de Rive, and more.