Christmas vacation plan ideas

Making plans during this wonderful time of the year is such an exciting feeling because, hey, the whole family is together and there is a celebratory atmosphere all around! So it’s natural to take the family out on a vacation and bring in the Christmas or New Year with fellow revelers.

It could be Zurich in Switzerland or an outdoor trip in Alaska; but if you want to end 2019 on a perfect and memorable note, have a look at the following ideas to enjoy that much anticipated vacation with your near and dear ones:

Going on a Cruise

You get to select one among many themed cruises during this holiday season. Be assured of special festivities and events aboard along with fellow travelers. Check the Very Merrytime Cruise on Disney Cruise Lines; it has a stopover at Castaway Cay, a stunning private island of Disney.

Christmas in the Big US cities

Celebrations happen on a grand scale in almost every city here, that you will be spoilt for choices. Whole cities are decked in decorations, lights, creatively made Christmas trees, Santa Clauses distributing gifts, ice-skating rinks, and much more unique.

Visit Chicago to experience various activities and traditions. Go on a shopping and Ice-skating spree in New York City. New Orleans abounds with historic traditions in many places. Some other cities to add to your options are Denver, Washington DC, Boston, and Philadelphia.

Spotting the Auroras together

Get enchanted by this out of the world marvel of nature with your family on a peaceful night. Although the places are limited, you have quite some of them to choose from. Head out to northern Canada or Alaska in North America, take your family to places in Norway or Sweden in northern Europe. In the southern hemisphere, you can visit a couple of places on the southern side of Chile and Argentina, Tasmania of Australia, and New Zealand. Check this article for more details.

Boarding the Polar Express with kids

The book and movie by this name are still popular as the magic of the Christmas theme is central to it. There is no dearth of the Polar Express trains as they are situated at more than 40 locations all over the US! There is music, hot chocolate, reading sessions, Santa Clause interactions, and much more. Want to end 2019 on a high? You definitely shouldn’t miss this train!

Enchanting Europe

In some cities like Berlin and Prague, the Christmas celebrations continue well into the New Year! All the cultural cities of Europe are beautifully illuminated at this time of the year. Experience the fireworks over Tower Bridge in London and go shopping during the Boxing Day sales. Visit the Nativity exhibitions in Rome, the Christmas Eve midnight mass at Vatican City delivered by the Pope.

See the old-world-style Christmas markets and take Ice skating in Paris. Lose yourself in street parties, Hogmanay festivities, and bagpipe performances in Edinburgh. You can head out to the southern islands of Malta, Crete, Madeira, and Sicily for a sightseeing trip and New Year celebrations.

Visiting Theme Parks

Christmas is a great time to enjoy all the attractions of theme parks with your family. No. 1 on your options should be the Walt Disney World in Florida because Disney knows perfectly how to max out your Christmas experience. There’s music, snow, lights, parades, decorations, of course meeting all the comic characters, the Jingle BAM event, it’s a full feast.v

Spoil the kids with over 100 rides in the Santa’s Enchanted Forest, Florida. Visit the SeaWorld in Orlando for some unique marine animal theme parks and exciting rides. Disneyland in California is decked with fairytale decorations and the Christmas parades are not to be missed.

Some handy tips you can implement:

  • Airfares tend to be lower on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.
  • Check for Introductory Hotel rates and Airfares.
  • If you fly internationally, buy two cheap tickets having a stopover instead of one expensive non-stop ticket.
  • The first half of the Holidays is cheaper than the second half.
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