Christmas is fast approaching, so we at VroomVroomVroom have decided to make this cool list to help you decide where to spend the holiday season. What most people consider when looking for a destination are the snowy backdrops, glistening treetops, colorful decors, festive atmosphere, bustling markets, and other cool attractions. With these factors in mind, we have come up with our top 5 Christmas getaways in the world. So start planning as early as today so you can grab the best car hire deals to help you get around the area. To save up on your holiday car hire, check out these money saving tips.
New York City, USA
Thousands of people flock to New York City as early as November to see the world-famous Christmas tree at the Rockefeller Center. However, there are other attractions in the Big Apple that are perfect for the holiday season such Central Park’s carriage ride, Macy’s magical Santaland, Bryant Park’s skating rink, Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas shows and Dyker Heights’ extravagantly decorated houses.
If you are a shopaholic, then the perfect place to visit is the beautiful town of Cologne. This place boasts of its Christmas markets located along the Rhine, but the largest market can be found in front of the magnificent Cologne Cathedral. To those travelling with children, make sure to take them to Alter Markt where they can watch a puppet theatre and at the Rudolfplatz which can transport them to the world of the Grimm brothers.
Known as the Christmas capital of Europe, Lapland’s Santa Claus Village is probably the most visited destination in the continent during the holiday season. The town features Santa-themed attractions annually including a chance to meet Santa Claus and his flying reindeer, visit his workshop, and grab some cool merchandise. Visitors can also cross the magical Arctic Circle at the village.
Santa Claus, Indiana
If Santa Claus Village is quite far from your place, then you can just head to the lovely town of Santa Claus in Indiana. The Christmas season vibe is present in this place all year round because almost everything around here is all about the jolly fellow that kids adore including the Santa Claus Museum, Candy Castle, and Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari. No wonder it earned the title of “America’s Christmas Hometown.”
Auckland, New Zealand
Not everyone yearns for a white Christmas including the Kiwis who prefer heading somewhere sunny and warm. The city of Auckland gets into the spirit of Christmas with their giant Santa in the CBD, and amazing window displays at Smith and Caughey department store in Queen Street. Head to the nearby suburb of Ponsonby, where the residents of Franklin Road put on an incredible display of lights on their homes. The good thing is, many residents of Auckland head straight to the beach after Christmas Day, if you stay in the city, you’ll have easy access to everything! You can pick up your hire car from Auckland Airport, or in Auckland city.
These are just some of VroomVroomVroom’s recommended Christmas getaways. Do you agree with our top picks? Please share other destinations which you think should be included in our list.