December is the time of the year when a lot of people jet set from one place to another. Aside from the long breaks from work, it also provides everyone with the opportunity to immerse themselves in holiday cultures all over the world. So this week, we will be sharing with you some destinations you might want to consider if you are traveling during the Holidays.
Enjoy a magical Christmas (or Noel) in Quebec, Canada.
For those of us who do not have the luxury of traveling all the way to the other side of the world, there is a destination that fits your description of “Winter Wonderland” perfectly—Quebec! The lights and the decorations in Quebec during the holidays is as enchanting as the ones you see in a fantasy film especially since they are draped around century-old stone homes. Make sure not to miss their Christmas Village! The European vibe of the city also adds up to the magic, and they have Christmas markets that will land you amazing trinkets to bring back home.
Be a stone’s throw from the North Pole in Tromso, Norway.
If you, as a child, have always dreamt taking the Polar Express to Santa Land, then you’ll be thrilled to hear that you can make that dream come true by booking a trip to Tromso this holiday season! If you’ve never seen the Northern Lights before, Tromso is definitely the place to be because they have it almost every night! Moreover, the weeks leading up to December 25 is filled with events that will make you feel like you’re celebrating Christmas everyday—they have Christmas plays and concerts, an exhibit of a Gingerbread city, and if you’re travelling with kids, they have a unique Christmas celebration at the Tromso Mini Zoo that includes a visit from Santa himself!
Discover what a traditional Christmas is like in Provence, France.
While we would recommend a Provencal getaway any time of the year, the province is especially breathtaking during the holidays. You can find beauty almost anywhere—from the snow-covered roofs and smoke-stained chimneys to the twinkling lights in Cours Mirabeau. Their Christmas traditions are like no other: they set up their Christmas Cribs at home, plant the Wheat of Saint Barbara at the beginning of the season, then light up their Christmas Log and feast on 13 Desserts on Christmas Eve. Aside from witnessing these traditions, you may also visit their numerous Christmas markets and truly immerse yourself in their food, products, and culture.
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