Before Christmas arrives it is one of those magical times of years to leave your familiar surroundings and get away before the holidays begin if you can.
Maybe take in somewhere more exciting than your current location to give you that Christmas rush and when away why not indulge in some shopping.
Or else you can just fawn over these awesome holiday spots.
Find Santas Home at Lapland, Finland
There is nothing more festive than going to visit Santa at Lapland in Finland. Where snow abounds plenty and you can go visit Santa Claus himself at the artic circle in Rovaniemi.
You can take the family and the kids to a santa like village. There is so much to do here including Santa’s Office along with an ice bar and a cool sleigh ride.
This is really the stuff of dreams and you can visit an elf school and brush up on your skills or try out the elf workshop for gifts.
Visit the Christmas Markets in Vienna, Austria
Who doesn’t love going to a Christmas Market? Actually probably The Grinch or Scrooge. So don’t be rude perk up and get yourself down to one of the markets in Vienna because they are well known for their markets!
Make sure to show off your Christmas jumper too.
Chritmas markets pop up everywhere in Austria but most people are drawn to the ones that happen in the cities like Vienna, Salzburg and Innsbruck. It is called the “Christkindlmarket” in the capital Vienna.
Christmas comes early when you can drink mulled wine, buy some decorations for your tree and more importantly (work on your figure) eat mince pies.
Have a Hot Christmas in Sydney, Australia
Not a fan of the cold? No problem why not head down under to the beach and work on your tan.
Remember it is not winter in Australia during Christmas it is in fact summer!
You can have your turkey at the beach or visit some of the holiday markets in Sydney.
Go Crazy Shopping in New York City, America
Repeat after me. There is no place like New York. But if you want to have the best shopping experience then head to New York. You can be sure to find every thing you need and more for presents.
You can even go ice skating in Byrant Park (don’t break a leg). It is a free skating rink and there are over 100 shops. You will be the envy of all your friends.
Enjoy the Great Christmas Pudding Race in London, England
The best part about Christmas is pudding. Not only that but someone decided to organise a pudding race in London in aid of Cancer Research Aid Comittee.
Watch as teams of six londoners race while trying to balance their pudding without dropping it.
A fun day out to be had by many if not a good laugh.
See The Nutcracker at St. Petersburg, Russia
Russia is known for its artic tempetures. But one thing that is also prolific for is the production of “The Nutcracker”in the Bolshoi theatre.
The Bolshoi theatre is magnificent and going to watch a performance is sure to give you some good memories.
Delight at the ice sculptures in Harbin, China
The Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival is an annual winter snow festical that takes place in China. It is the largest Ice and snow festival in the world.
The festival usually happens in January but the ice sculpture start going up in mid-December.