Top 5 Christmas Holiday Ideas

Christmas is just around the corner! We have found the best destinations to spend the holiday season. Are you dreaming of bustling markets? Festive Christmas lights? Would you prefer to enjoy the holidays in a winter wonderland? These fabulous destinations will deliver an unforgettable holiday. Discover our top five Christmas getaways around the world. So start planning now so you can grab the best car hire deals to help you get around. To save on your holiday car hire, check out these money saving tips.

New York City, USA

Christmas in New York

Thousands of people flock to New York City at Christmas. The famous Christmas tree in Rockefeller Plaza is just one of the city’s attractions. Visitors can take a carriage ride through beautiful Central Park. Macy’s magical Santaland is also worth a visit. Stop in at Bryant Park’s skating rink, or take a drive to see the extravagant houses in Dyker Heights. Finish your trip off with one of Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas shows. Find a rental car in New York City so you don’t miss out on any of the sights.

Cologne, Germany

Christmas market in Cologne

If you are a shopaholic, Cologne is the perfect destination for you. Stop in at the Christmas markets located along the Rhine. Find one of the largest markets in front of the magnificent Cologne Cathedral. Children will enjoy Alter Markt, where they can watch a puppet theatre. At Rudolfplatz, children can experience the world of the Grimm brothers. Hire a car in Germany to discover the exciting Christmas markets of the country. 

Lapland, Finland

Santa Claus Village

It is the Christmas capital of Europe. Lapland’s Santa Claus Village is a popular holiday destination. The town features many Santa-themed attractions. Visitors can meet Santa Claus and his flying reindeer. Visit his workshop, and grab some cool merchandise. Don’t miss a chance to cross the magical Arctic Circle. 

Santa Claus, Indiana

Indiana skyline

Does Santa Claus Village seem a little to far away from your house? You can just head to the lovely town of Santa Claus in Indiana. The Christmas season vibe is alive year round in this town. Everything around here is all about Santa. Visit 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 dreams of a white Christmas. This includes the Kiwis who prefer heading somewhere sunny and warm. Auckland gets into the spirit of Christmas with a giant Santa in the CBD. There is also amazing window displays at the Smith and Caughey store in Queen Street. Head to Franklin Road where residents put on an incredible display of lights on their homes. Many residents of Auckland head straight to the beach on Christmas Day! Stick around for awhile and explore the city. You can pick up your hire car from Auckland Airport, or in Auckland city.

These are just some of VroomVroomVroom’s recommended Christmas getaways. Maybe you would rather a summer Christmas at Bondi Beach in Sydney, or a classic winter celebration in the streets of Quebec City. Let us know some of your favourite Christmas destinations!


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