Spending Christmas at Home or Away?
Undoubtedly after a year of lockdowns and border restrictions, the opportunity to travel abroad over the holiday season is certainly appealing. And there are plenty of places to visit that will provide you with a Christmas experience like no other.
While these countries may share some seasonal customs, they also have their own unique ways of celebrating the holiday season. Don’t get your dates mixed up as Christmas Eve is the main event in these Scandinavian countries, with families getting together on this day to share gifts and eat their Christmas meal.
Some like it hot...For those seeking some Vitamin D this December, destinations such as Madeira might be more appealing. Voted the best winter sun destination in Europe, you can explore Madeira’s traditional Christmas markets in a t-shirt. Or if you are willing to venture further afield you may find yourself sipping a rum cocktail on the sandy shores of the Caribbean on December 25th.
Having lived in Singapore for the last two years and experienced tropical Christmases, I can certainly say they are different, but what’s not to love about a dip in the pool followed by a Turkey dinner?
Despite the appeal of a trip abroad, many people value being able to spend Christmas at home. The UK is an extremely special place to be at Christmas, as towns and cities are decorated with Christmas lights, nativities, plays and carol services take place and Christmas markets are set up across the country. Not forgetting the excitement around the launch of the annual John Lewis Christmas advert! All of these festivities foster a sense of community and togetherness that make it a truly magical place to be.