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Finding Your Perfectly Unique Holiday Season Getaway Destination

Finding Your Perfectly Unique Holiday Season Getaway Destination

Finding Your Perfectly Unique Holiday Season Getaway Destination

Participating in the whole rush that revolves around the holiday season isn’t for everyone, or maybe you just need a change from the usual traditions... Whatever your reason may be for seeking out something different this year, there are many unique opportunities to enjoy the holiday.

Whether you still desire some traditional elements on your holiday getaway, or you prefer an alternative to Christmas carols, twinkling lights, and holiday parties, there is no shortage of popular Christmas time destinations. Some of the most popular places to spend the holiday, both offering traditional celebrations and others with a more non-traditional atmosphere, are listed below.

Feel the Holiday Spirit in the Air

  • Bath, England– In Bath, the spirit of Christmas comes alive and the customs date back as far as the early celebrations of the holiday in the country. Here you will find caroling on a superior level, with a dedicated carol trail complete with uniquely decorated, musically themed Christmas trees, as well as Carols by Candlelight festivities in various places with the Bath Bach Choir in the days right before Christmas. If that isn’t enough to get the spirit flowing you can also head out to enjoy the Cycle of Lights on Old Bond Street, ice skating at Royal Victoria Park, or one of the city’s most popular attractions, the Bath Christmas Market where you will find handmade British products to give for holiday gifts.
  • Nuremberg, Germany– Nuremberg is known as Germany’s “Christmas City”, it features a fantastic holiday market that runs from the end of November to the day before Christmas. At the Christkindlesmarkt you will be treated to time-honoredtraditions celebrated only in this charming city, like enjoying Nuremberg gingerbread and bratwurst. Elsewhere in the city,you can witness the arrival of the Nuremberg Christkind at the Church of Our Lady. The city itself looks like something taken right out of a storybook, and it’s even more special with the twinkling lights aglow throughout its streets, providing for a beautiful backdrop for the holiday season.
  • Santa Claus, Indiana– What better place to celebrate the holiday season with the family, than a city with the name of the big man himself. In Santa Claus, Indiana, the magic of Christmas lives on every street and around every corner during the weeks leading up to that special day that every child waits for all year long. Everything from the lodging options to the shopping venues aretrimmed with holiday lights, ornaments and other embellishments for a supremely festive atmosphere. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the original Santa Claus Post Office, the Santa Claus Museum & Village, attend a parade, roast chestnuts on an open fire and pick up some special gifts at the Santa’s TOYS shop.

Nothing beats Germany and Austria for Christmas. The Christmas Markets will truly put you in the best holiday spirit. Call us today and plan for that perfect holiday getaway.

Don Fuchs December 1, 2018