Christmas is a time of the year that is meant to be spent with family and loved ones. Today, it’s becoming more and more common to spend money on experiences rather than gifts for Christmas. So while Christmas family vacations are on the rise, we will take a look at some of the places Texas residents are visiting for the holiday season.
#1 New York City
Nothing says Christmas more than the Big Apple. With the sights and sounds of the holiday spirit coupled with snow, you cannot get more Christmas than New York, New York. Whether you are touring around Time Square or ice skating at an outdoor park, there is fun for the whole family. New York City is famous for its holiday decorations, including the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and the department store window displays. Ice skating in Central Park or at the Rockefeller Center rink is also a popular activity.
#2 Lapland, Finland
Lapland is the perfect destination for those seeking a winter wonderland experience. Visitors can see the Northern Lights, visit Santa Claus Village, and go dog-sledding or reindeer sleigh-riding.
#3 Quebec City
While it may be located a bit out of the way for Texas natives, it is well worth the travel. The old narrow streets of the city center make it a great sight to see when it is lit up with Christmas lights. It may be a bit too cold for South Texas residents, however, if you are brave enough to enter the land of the Yetis, you will be greatly rewarded! Not to mention the US dollar to the Canadian dollar will save you a ton as the exchange rate currently works in our favor. Quebec City’s Old Town is transformed into a Christmas village during the holiday season. Visitors can enjoy ice-skating, Christmas markets, and festive light displays.
#4 Vienna, Austria
Vienna is known for its Christmas markets, which sell handcrafted goods and traditional treats. Visitors can also attend classical music concerts and enjoy ice skating in front of City Hall.
If you are leaving North America, look no further than Amsterdam to spend with your family for Christmas. While Amsterdam is more associated with the color green, they mix in red for the holiday festivities. The canals of Amsterdam are lit up with red and green and the view from the bridges is absolutely breathtaking. Although Amsterdam may be seen as the “Sin City” of Europe, I can assure you there is fun for people of all ages.
#6 Strasbourg, France
Strasbourg’s Christmas market is one of the oldest and largest in Europe. Visitors can sample traditional Alsatian foods and browse handmade crafts.
#7 Tokyo, Japan
Although Christmas is not a traditional holiday in Japan, Tokyo still offers a unique holiday experience with its Christmas illuminations and seasonal foods.
These are just a few examples of the many Christmas travel destinations around the world. When choosing a destination, consider the weather, the availability of accommodations, and the local holiday traditions.
As you can see, you have several options for the holiday season. Whether you are wanting to stay inside the United States, or travel abroad, the important thing is you are with your family and loved ones. Christmas is about making memories and what better way to make memories than traveling with your family on Christmas. Here at Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C. we are wishing you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, and safe travels during your holiday season. Just remember, we are ALWAYS putting YOU first! An attorney can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 Days a week at (361)-882-4357 or via our website at htps://www.herrmanandherrman.com/contact-us/ for your free consultation.