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5 Best Places To Celebrate Christmas In The World 2022-23!

By Nikita Karia on Aug 15, 2022
Themes:  Festival  | Category: Festival, Places To Visit | Country:  All Over the World Europe USA

December is a magical time of year all across the globe. There is joy and excitement as Christmas festivities begin in full swing. Many of us live in hot sunny climates and dream about snowy wonderlands filled with sleigh rides, hot chocolate, and visits to Santa workshops. So when it’s the holidays in December, we crave the snowy-white-red Christmassy holidays.

During the happiest season of the year, there is nothing like traveling to someplace new. From well-known family holiday locations to charming towns with the best Christmas celebration in the world that will make you feel like you have stepped into a Hallmark movie. Fortunately, we have compiled a list of some of the best places to travel in the world for Christmas this year to help you achieve maximum festive cheer.

Best places to celebrate Christmas

There are numerous places to visit in December for Christmas, a few are as below:
1. Finland – Europe
2. New York – USA
3.The Vatican City – Europe
4. Washington DC – USA
5. Dublin – Ireland

1. Finland – Europe

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Finland is the perfect setting and best place to celebrate Christmas, with its Christmas traditions, snowy landscape, and Santa and his elves.Finland is said to be home to Santa Claus. Thus, Christmas in Finland is celebrated differently than in other countries. It is celebrated on Christmas Eve.Book one of our Finland tour packages to experience the magic of White Christmas and the Aurora Borealis.

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Top Churches in Finland

  • Helsinki Cathedral
  • The Rock Church
  • Uspenski Cathedral
  • John’s Church
  • Karuna Church

Places to Visit in Finland

  • Santa Claus Village
  • Rovaniemi
  • Suomenlinna
  • Helsinki
  • Nuuksio National Park

Things to do in Finland

  • Watch the Northern Lights
  • Ride a Dogsled
  • Hike a national park
  • Celebrate the midnight sun
  • Skiing in Levi

2. New York – USA

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It’s a unique opportunity to spend Christmas in New York City. It is undoubtedly among the world’s most wonderful and best places to enjoy Christmas.There’s so much to explore and experience in New York during the holidays, but it’s the city’s epic skyline that elevates everything.

The Christmas season is actively promoted by New York Tourism. You can enjoy the laser light show at Grand Central Station, go ice skating in Central Park or Rockefeller Center, see the Rockettes perform at Radio City Music Hall, or just gaze at the lights. Check out the holiday markets and towns while you are there.

With our New York SIC Tour Package, you will have fun in New York as long as you are ready for the chilly weather and enormous crowds.

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Top Churches in New York

  • Anglican cathedral-church of St. John the Divine
  • Patrick’s Cathedral
  • Riverside Church
  • The Church of St. Francis Xavier
  • Paul’s Chapel

Places to Visit in New York

  • Byrant Park Winter Village
  • New York Christmas Window Displays.
  • Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.
  • Christmas Markets
  • Saks Fifth Avenue Christmas Display

Things to do in New York

  • Enjoy the annual Holiday Light Show at the Empire State Building
  • Ice-Skating
  • Discover the majestic Rockefeller Christmas Tree.
  • Take a stroll down 5th Avenue and look at the window displays.
  • Explore the Winter Wonderland at the Bronx Zoo.

3. The Vatican city – Europe

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Christmas in the holy city of the Vatican is one of the best places to spend Christmas in Europe. The Vatican City goes above and above to celebrate the birth of Christ during this particular time of year.During the holiday season, Europe Tourism offers some unique activities in Vatican City.

Christmas Eve at the Vatican draws massive crowds to see the midnight Mass, the Christmas tree in the piazza, and several other religious events.Christmas traditions and customs differ greatly in Vatican City, but the spirit and theme of the holiday are universal. Choose a one-of-a-kind Christmas experience this year by visiting Vatican City with our Europe tour packages.

Top Churches in the Vatican City

  • Santa Maria Della Pace
  • Peter’s Basilica
  • Basilica of St. Paul
  • Basilica of St. Mary Major
  • Church of San Pietro in Montorio

Places to Visit in the Vatican City

  • Sistine Chapel
  • Saint Peter’s Square
  • Peter’s Basilica
  • Vatican Palace
  • Vatican Garden

Things to do in Vatican City

  • Take a stroll in the Vatican Gardens
  • Explore the Necropolis
  • Marvel at the Sistine Chapel
  • Visit St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Stroll Along the St. Peter’s Square

4. Washington DC – USA

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It’s impossible to find a more festive city in the US than Washington, DC for Christmas! For the holiday season, the nation’s capital goes all out and celebrates in a fashion that is unique to DC.It is among the best places for Christmas celebrations. Watch the National Christmas tree and the 56 miniature trees that surround it. It stands in for one for each state and territory.

During the Christmas season, Washington, DC is alive with festive activities and events. Many museums host unique seasonal exhibits or events. Visit Mount Vernon By Candlelight, the Holiday Boat Parade, and several other events with our Washington DC – Capital of the USA Tour Packages.

Top Churches in Washington DC

  • Washington National Cathedral
  • African Baptist Church
  • Patrick’s Catholic Church
  • Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle
  • John’s Church

Places to Visit in Washington DC

  • National Museum Of American History
  • Smithsonian Zoological Park
  • The White House
  • Georgetown Historic District
  • National Gallery of Art

Things to do in Washington DC

  • Explore Georgetown
  • Admire the animals in the National Zoo of the Smithsonian
  • Visit the Kennedy Center to see a live performance.
  • Take a Guided Tour of the White House
  • Visit the National Air & Space Museum

5. Dublin – Ireland

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Out of all the European cities where you could spend the holidays, Dublin is the best place in the world to celebrate Christmas.Christmas in Dublin is magical. The city, which can feel a little grey and wet at times due to the lovely Irish weather, becomes magical with Christmas lights and decorations all over the city.

When it comes to seasonal cheer, Dublin stands out as a city with high spirits.Seeing a city through its streets is the best way to explore it. Put the phone down and see where it takes you. Ireland tour packages are your ticket to discovering a beautiful, hidden place on your Irish adventure.

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Top Churches in Dublin

  • John’s Lane Church
  • Romanian Orthodox Church
  • Audoen’s Church
  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • Patrick’s Cathedral

Places to Visit in Dublin

  • Dublin Castle
  • Guinness Storehouse
  • Little Museum of Dublin
  • Trinity College and College Green
  • Phoenix Park

Things to do in Dublin

  • Check Out The Lights on Grafton Street
  • Walking tour of Dublin
  • Check Out The Lights on Grafton Street
  • Get a taste of the Christmas season at Airfield Estate
  • Shop at the Christmas Markets


In the winter months, there are plenty of places to go where everyone goes all out – we are talking sleigh rides, over-the-top Christmas decorations, and picturesque markets. Let Flamingo Transworld assist you with your travel plans. Prepare for a fun-filled, festive Christmas vacation in 2022 by packing your suitcases and getting in the holiday spirit.

Frequently Asked Questions about Places to Celebrate Christmas In The World

Where in the world is the best destination to celebrate Christmas?

Lapland in Finland, the North Pole in Alaska, Vienna in Austria, Vatican City, Dublin in Ireland, etc.

Where is the most affordable destination to spend Christmas?

Prague – Czech Republic, Las Vegas, Mexico, Caribbean Islands, Eastern Europe, and Canada.

Where in Europe is the best spot to celebrate Christmas?

Stuttgart and the Black Forest – Germany, London – UK, Amsterdam – Netherlands, Strasbourg – France, Rovaniemi – Finland, Vienna – Austria, etc.

Which city is the most Christmassy?

Rovaniemi in Finland.

Which is the best location in the United States to celebrate Christmas?

New York City.

About Author

Nikita Karia
Nikita Karia

Nikita Karia has eleven years of experience working in the B2B travel trade, focusing on international destinations. Thus, writing tourism content comes naturally to her. She has traveled across countries- like Singapore, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Maldives, and South Africa.

Additionally, she has a flair for writing about healthcare, technology, mental health, education, and e-commerce. Her purpose of the write-up is to simplify the contents in a way that resonates with the reader. When she is not writing, she enjoys tweaking her gardening skills

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