Best European Destinations to Visit During Christmas

Excitement always surrounds Christmas time when holiday celebrations bring to life the glow of Christmas which resonates around the world. The following are some of the best places to visit if you want to have a happy Christmas season.


Norway is where the snowy city island of Tromso is located. Famous for its incredible views of the northern lights, Tromso is the one chance for you to say that you’ve been to the North Pole, well close enough! Apart from that, you also get to enjoy some great food, mountaintop cable car rides that offer breathtaking views and dogsledding, which is always a fun experience. While most hotels shut down for the holidays, you should be able to find accommodations at the Clarion Hotel Bryggen, which is located right on the harbour.


Each year, Zurich, Switzerland is decorated with 12,000 lights which marks the Christmas season from November 21st. While you’re there, also check out the Conelli Christmas Circus and don’t forget the holiday concert at the Grossmunster Church.

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Prague is known for its gothic and Baroque architecture which is a reminder of the city’s historic past. The holiday markets at Wenceslas Square and Old Town Square are the highlights during the holiday season and are a must-visit.


A 90-minute flight away from Helsinki is Lapland where you will get to see the magnificent Urho Kekkonen National Park, which is a real-life winter wonderland where you will get to traverse across an icy landscape via a reindeer pulled sled. Finland is also known for the Saariselka trails, which is a paradise for skiers.

Whether you’re looking for an energetic or a quite family vacation, the aforementioned places should be able to spark your imagination and help you have a happy Christmas during the most wonderful time of the year.