Christmas only comes around once and year and is celebrated in different forms all around the world. From traditional religious ceremonies to more secular celebrations, travelers can choose from a long list of great cities and regions to experience Christmas and the winter season in a unique way. Christmas celebrations in Europe are often built upon centuries of tradition and accompanied by chilly winter weather. However, a warm holiday season on the beach in Australia, or a cosmopolitan Christmas in New York or Tokyo, also sounds inviting. Here are 8 of the best places to celebrate Christmas.
1. New York City, USA
No one does Christmas quite like the city of New York. Head to Rockefeller Center to see what is perhaps, the world’s most famous Christmas tree. Illuminated by over 30,000 lights, the tree sits at the center of Rockefeller Plaza which is completely decked out in holiday decorations. Thousands come from around the world each year to view this amazing spectacle and ice skate under the tree.