Magical Christmas Destinations! | Squirrl

Magical Christmas Destinations!

Looking for that picture-postcard perfect Christmas destination where you can celebrate the festive season in fairytale style? Here are 4 of our favourite Christmas destinations:

BRUGES, BELGIUM 🍫☕️�Bruges is a charming little city and known as ‘Venice of the North’ for its gorgeous canals.

1️⃣ Shop the wooden chalets at the Markt Square Christmas Markets for gorgeous gifts, mulled wine and freshly baked waffles.

2️⃣ Take a whirl ice skating in Markt Square next to the brightly lit Christmas tree and festive music.

3️⃣ Eat the best Belgian chocolate in the world at Dumon.

4️⃣ Walk the canals for a magical experience with Christmas lights reflecting in the water.

5️⃣ Visit the Basilica of the Holy Blood, a double church, one part Romanesque and the other, neo-Gothic, in which the relic of the Holy Blood is preserved.

6️⃣ Enjoy the spectacular Snow and Ice Sculpture Festival. This year’s theme is ‘land of the hobbits’.

NEW YORK, AMERICA 🗽🎄�New York is a magnificent city any time of the year, but it’s simply wonderful at Christmas.

1️⃣ Visit the city’s biggest Christmas tree at the Rockefeller Centre and enjoy a skate on the ice.

2️⃣ Stroll along Fifth Avenue and enjoy the magical Christmas window displays.

3️⃣ Buy good food and lovely gifts at the Union Square and Bryant Park Christmas Markets.

4️⃣ Catch a Christmas Show in Broadway. Grab discounted tickets at the TKTS booth in Times Square.

5️⃣ Take photos with the giant super-sized ornaments in Midtown.

6️⃣ Take a stroll through beautiful Central Park West (and hope that it starts to snow!)

7️⃣ Visit the massive immersive lights festival, LuminoCity Festival.

LONDON, ENGLAND 🎀🏰�There’s no time that London looks more beautiful than when decorated for Christmas.

1️⃣ Soak up the festive atmosphere at Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland.

2️⃣ Take a romantic stroll through the Enchanted Woodland at Syon Park.

3️⃣ Check out the magnificent Christmas tree at Windsor Castle.

4️⃣ Admire the London skyline while skating at the rooftop ice rink at Skylight.

5️⃣ Sing along to carols around Trafalgar Square’s famous Christmas tree.

6️⃣ Cosy up in a cabana on Selfridge’s rooftop bar for the best views of the Christmas lights.

7️⃣ Cosy up on a beanbag and enjoy a classic film at Southbank Centre's hidden winter cinema.

VIENNA, AUSTRIA🎻🎭�The musical and art essence of Vienna shines even brighter at Christmas.

1️⃣ Explore the world famous Viennese Christmas Markets in City Hall for artisan wares, ornaments, tasty finger foods and gluhwein (spiced mulled wine).

2️⃣ Visit a Maronistand for delicious fire roasted chestnuts – just follow the aroma to find one.

3️⃣ Enjoy a Christmas themed classical concert performed to Mozart and Strauss in historic sites.

4️⃣ Sing along to Christmas carols with the choir in City Hall.

5️⃣ Visit the Nativity scenes in the beautifully baroque St Peter’s Church.

These are just four of many wonderful Christmas destinations across the globe. Which is your favourite one? 🐿✈️🌏

📸 Elina Sazanova

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