The Best Christmas Destinations

 

LAPLAND, FINLAND

Why don’t you visit Santa at home? Lapland has the Arctic  Circle cutting right through its heart, it is the closest you’re likely to get to the North Pole! Visit both theme parks: Santa Claus Village http://www.santaclausvillage.info and Santa Park http://www.santapark.com/en/santapark where you will even meet Father Christmas himself privately!

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL

Those looking for the real Christmas story should head straight for the Holy Land. Stay at the world-famous King David Hotel http://www.danhotels.com a major landmark in the city.

Celebrate “Hanukkah” that starts on 20 December. The seven-night celebration is notable for its oil-fried foods, including traditional Israeli jam doughnuts (sufganiyot). Indulge at Roladin Bakery http://www.roladin.co.il

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ASPEN, COLORADO

For ski lovers and families this is the poshest Christmas Destination. Stay at St.Regis Aspen www.stregisaspen.com and enjoy sensational ski slopes, spectacular shopping and delectable dining. Do not miss an après-ski drink at Cache Cache http://cachecache.com and dine at Casa Tua Aspen sibling of the one in Miami http://casatualifestyle.com/aspen/

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ST.BARTHS

If you are looking for sun, beach and celebrities, St.Barths is THE Christmas Destination. St. Barth’s, the chic-est Caribbean island, Christmas and New Year’s are the mad season.

On New Year’s Eve, parties are given all over the island and on the yachts moored in Gustavia Harbor. Stay at Eden Rock http://www.edenrockhotel.com or Le Sereno  http://www.lesereno.com and dine at Mayas http://www.mayas-stbarth.com or Le Ti St.Barths http://www.letistbarth.com where every night the restaurant transforms into a dance floor.

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NEW YORK

Every year Manhattan plays host to some of the most conic than the New York City Christmas traditions in the world as the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree http://www.rockefellercenter.com/events/2013/11/ and The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Ice skating in Central Park, discover the unique toy selection of FAO Schwartz http://www.fao.com ! Stay at the recently renovated The Plaza Hotel  http://www.fairmont.com/the-plaza-new-york/ with amazing views over Central Park that if you are lucky, will be covered with snow. 

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