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Celebrate Christmas in these beautiful destinations around the world! - Prune

The magical and joyful Christmas of this year is just around the corner, and everyone has a way to celebrate this sparkling time. From intricately decorated trees and family feasts to sharing gifts and offering prayers, you must have a special ritual to celebrate the eve with your loved ones at home. However, if you want to take it up a notch and decide to travel around the world, Prune is your one-stop travel guide that has come up with a list of some of the top places in the world to celebrate Christmas. So, if an abroad trip is on your mind for this festive time, these stunning destinations should be on your travel list!

Bethlehem, West Bank

The small West Bank city of Bethlehem is known as one of the significant places to travel to for Christmas. It is so because Jesus was born in this holy Palestinian town and what is the better way to celebrate Christmas Eve than in the birthplace of Jesus himself? Like every year, the Manger Square in Bethlehem boasts a gigantic Christmas tree that is a sight to behold. The streets have twinkling lights, tinsel, and festive trees, and it is a special time here that you would love to experience. And the lively holiday markets and Christmas parade are just a few among the many festive activities to have a merry time here.

Reykjavik, Iceland

If a snowy postcard-like Christmas is on your mind, then Reykjavik in Iceland is the place to be! Blanketed with heavy snow and adorned with pretty lights and Northern Lights (if you’re lucky enough to see them!), this town is magical in December! Everyone is high on Christmas spirit during this time, and a stroll down the freezing streets of Reykjavik in the evening will warm your heart for sure. While you’re here, you can enjoy drinks and food with the local families, as they tell you all about their exciting escapades of living in the world’s northernmost capital.

Valkenburg, Netherlands

The festival of Christmas is a starry affair in Valkenburg, Netherlands. The gleaming lights, delicious treats, and soulful music will cheer you up, and how! Every nook and corner of the town shines bright with the festivities. And when you are here, you must check out the largest and oldest Christmas underground market hosted here. You can buy the popular Christmas gifts and items from this market and enjoy the local cuisine amid your holiday shopping spree. Valkenburg had also rightly earned the title of ‘European City of Christmas’ in 2018.

Lapland, Finland

As a child, you must have always wondered where Santa Claus lived. And so, it’s never too late to visit the abode of the man himself. The Lapland is known as the home of Father Christmas. And there’s a Christmas village in the northern part of the town which has made this destination a hotspot for tourists. In this winter wonderland, you can enjoy a reindeer sleigh ride, skiing, meet Santa Claus, and enjoy mouth-watering Lappish cuisine. For a perfect white Christmas, Lapland has everything to please you during the winter festivities.

Dublin, Ireland

Dublin is a spectacular city to visit at any time of the year. However, enjoying Christmas time here will make your winter holidays extra special. You can visit the iconic Grafton Street during Christmas that will stun you with a golden stretch of fairy lights. And the fancy window displays and Christmas songs played by the musicians add an extra zing to the lovely festive vibe here. After taking a long stroll through the lively streets and markets, you can sit back and relax at the famous bars that offer drinks such as Hot Toddy and Hot Chocolate to warm your soul.

Zurich, Switzerland