Hello, visitors! Welcome to the 21st day of Virtual Advent. I've been a part of this event since the beginning. I usually do something crafty or post a recipe. This year I didn't feel like doing anything like that but still wanted to join in. So, here's something a little different from me.
Christmas traditions are great, really, but sometimes trying to please everyone is overwhelming. What would Christmas be like if I decided to skip the usual, throw caution to the wind, and visit another region? Here's a list of places I think would be fun to see at Christmastime.
Having a little Scandinavian in me, I've always wanted to go explore the region. Christmas would be the best time to go. Scandinavians know how to celebrate the season like a BOSS! I'd have to make it a long trip so I could join in the Saint Lucia celebrations in Sweden on December 13th. Then off to Denmark to see what Nisse has been up to. A little shopping at a market in Norway, perhaps? In Finland, it would be lovely to walk around the dark streets with ice lanterns to light the way. Maybe I'd have a little glogg to keep me warm. Here are 22 ways Finland wins at Christmas! God Jul, everybody!
I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes. Love, Actually made me love the idea of Christmas in London. London seems like a Christmas town. I mean, Dickens set A Christmas Carol there, right? So, yes, London is the place to be. There's a Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park that looks like fun. Christmas carols in Trafalgar Square or ice skating at the Tower of London seems like an old fashioned good time. Or for a more modern take on the season, head over to the London Eye for all the winter festivities there.
New York, New York
Christmas tree at Rockefeller Plaza, New York, 2006. Author: Alsandro (cc) GNU Free Documentation Licence
When I was in Disney World this summer, I heard that the busiest time of year for the park is Christmas. That's hard for me to picture considering how crazy crowded it was when I was there. Still, I didn't really mind the crowds, because it's a controlled chaos and it is the happiest place on earth. I never really thought of Christmas at Disney World until then, but I could imagine it would be spectacular. They make special Christmas displays all over the park, parades, shows, and, of course, fireworks. Sounds like a Christmas to remember!
After all that running around the globe, the most restful Christmas vacation would be a trip to Hawaii. Sitting on the beach and enjoying the sun while everyone else is frantically preparing for the holiday? Yes, please.
This video makes me say, "I want to go to there." Mele Kalikimaka, everyone!
How about you? Is there somewhere you've always wanted to spend Christmas? Have you been to any of these places for Christmas?
Thanks for visiting me today. Be sure to visit the other participants for the tour!