Christmas is a magical time that deserves to be celebrated in the most beautiful places. Some people prefer to stay at home with their families, while others want to travel and discover new places. If you have not decided where to spend your Christmas yet, check out our list of 10 most popular places for Christmas.

10 – Lapland, Finland


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Lapland, the village of Santa Claus is a magical place for Christmas. The beautiful lights, the reindeer and of course, Father Christmas, are the main attractions of Lapland. Definitely the perfect place for X-mas enthusiasts and for families with children that can’t wait to meet Santa.

09 – New York City, USA

New York

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New York is one of the most famous tourist attractions in the world, but for Christmas the big city becomes a piece of heaven. You can see the biggest and most beautiful Christmas trees in the world and you can enjoy the multitude of other attraction that new York has to offer.

08 – London, UK


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Christmas in London is a delight, especially if you’re a shopping addict. Winter Wonderland and Trafalgar Square are definitely two of the most Christmassy places you’ll ever see. The wide range of events, attractions and Christmas markets make London the perfect place for Christmas.

07 – Zurich, Switzerland


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The biggest city in Switzerland is famous for the great Christmas atmosphere. The smell of cinnamon and mulled wine, the sounds of carols and the lovely Christmas markets make Zurich one of the most popular Christmas travel destinations for tourists from all over the world.

06 – Cancun, Mexico


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For those who want a warmer Christmas, Cancun is a great idea. You can relax and sip a cocktail on the beautiful beaches, leaving all your worries behind. Sometimes is good to have a different Christmas, so it doesn’t get boring.

05 – Paris, France


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There’s no better time than Christmas to see the lights of the Eiffel Tower, while ice-skating at the patinoar situated right next to it. The French food will definitely make you love Christmas in Paris and the beautiful lights and decorations will offer you the best decor to enjoy the winter holidays. Plus, Paris is the home of Disneyland, which is also a great place to celebrate Christmas.

04 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands


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Despite its reputation, Amsterdam is actually a magical place for Christmas. There is a parade lead by Santa Klaus or Sinterklaas as they call him, which is very entertaining. The Christmas markets are magical, the food is delicious and you also get to have a lot of fun, as Amsterdam is probably the craziest city in the world.

03 – Tokyo, Japan


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Tokyo is famous for the amazing lights and decorations, that will simply take your breath away. The futuristic buildings and the huge shopping malls make Tokyo the perfect destination for shopping enthusiasts and for technology addicts.

02 – Sydney, Australia


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Considering the fact that in Sydney it’s summer time for Christmas, some might find it a bizarre destination. But in fact, the atmosphere is very festive and the warmth is not such a bad thing if you think about it. The Christmas projections on Sydney Town hall and the decorations in Queen Victoria’s building will definitely create the perfect Christmas atmosphere.

01 – Cologne, Germany


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Germany is well-known for its amazing Christmas markets and for the great Christmas attractions they offer. Cologne is the perfect example of a German city that loves Christmas traditions. The beautiful lights and the huge Christmas trees combined with the amazing food, make Cologne the perfect city for a Christmas vacation.