Virtual Advent: A Fantasy Christmas Trip

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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!

London, England

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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

New York is another city I'd love to visit at Christmastime. I'd have to see the iconic Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center and have a skate there too. I don't think I could go there without seeing the Rockette's at Radio City. I would have to shop at Macy's, even if it was just window shopping. Without a doubt, there would be enough snow for a snowball fight just like the one Elf had in Central Park. If I'm going to be there for Christmas, then I'm staying for New Year's Eve and watch the ball drop on another year!

Disney World


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!


  1. You know how readers say, 'so many books, so little time'. This post makes me think, 'so many places, so little money.' Each place you listed sounded better than the one before it. Yes, London! yes, New York! Yes, Disney!
    But then I think that for a lot of people, maybe the Maritimes would be a great spot for Christmas, and we get that already. (Although, no dreaming of a white Christmas this year.)
    Merry Christmas, to you and your family!

  2. I agree! So many great places I would love to visit period let alone at Christmastime! Merry Christmas!!

  3. What a great post. Thanks for sharing.

    ENJOY your weekend.

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  4. Sign me up for New York! Of course, I'd love to go there any time.

  5. We actually did spend Christmas at Walt Disney World one year. It was weird; it didn't feel like Christmas. Great vacation, though.

  6. I would love to visit New York for Christmas - it might be a terrible fit for me though, I hate crowds!

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  7. Hope your Christmas was wonderful, even if you weren't in Hawaii (or any other of these very interesting places!) I would like to be in Germany for Christmas some year -- the Christmas markets are amazing and it is really celebrated well :)


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