9 Magical Ways to Celebrate Christmas & New Year’s Eve

9 Magical Ways to Celebrate Christmas & New Year’s Eve
13 Dec

9 Magical Ways to Celebrate Christmas & New Year’s Eve

1. Central Park, New York City

From ice skating rinks to snow coated tree-tops, take in the sky-scraper lit skyline of New York City while the famous ball drops in Times Square. Grab a slice of pizza, a Starbucks hot chocolate and soak up the unique atmosphere this beautiful city offers from the comfort of a park bench in the Strawberry Fields of Central Park. Heavenly!

2. The Christmas Markets, Prague

The Christmas markets in Prague are among the most charming in Europe. The main ones can be located in the Old Town Square and the Wenceslas Square where you can find items ranging from glassware, wooden games, scented candles, handmade jewellery, ceramics, hats, scarves, Christmas trees and even puppets! Credit: https://www.europeanbestdestinations.com/christmas-markets/prague/

3. Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

The little red dot in Asia may be a quick choice for very obvious reasons, but Singapore never fail to surprise, with something to offer every traveller. From grand decorations and Christmas theme presentations at Gardens by the Bay to the fancy decorations along Orchard Road, you can definitely feel the essence of Christmas all around in Singapore. Credit: http://www.thefinder.com.sg/things-to-do/whats/5-reasons-not-miss-christmas-wonderland-singapores-gardens-bay/

4. New Year’s Eve Fireworks, Sydney

The world-famous Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks on the beautiful Sydney Harbour are an unforgettable spectacle. The night’s line-up starts at 6pm with an air-show, then at the stroke of midnight, the pyrotechnic display illuminates the sky from firing points on the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House and harbour barges as the New Year makes its spectacular debut. Credit: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/city-east/the-best-vantage-points-for-sydney-new-years-eve-fireworks/news-story/6ec419fa580ad2e37233028cf9c7f14b

5. Festival of Lights Show, Manila

Home to the world’s best Christmas Lights in 2017, the Festival of Lights show is a magical holiday spectacle of light and music that runs daily, beginning in mid-November, in the Ayala Triangle Garden in Metro Manila. More than a million twinkling lights are precisely choreographed to medleys of holiday music, movie soundtracks, and even some famous Disney music – bringing out the inner child in all of us. Credit: https://www.m2comms.com/blog/2016/11/10/4-must-visit-christmas-events-in-metro-manila

6. Queen Victoria Park in Niagara Falls, Canada

Ranked as one of the top places to ring-in the new year, join the Canadian’s (and Americans) as they light up the night sky over Niagara Falls. Each year as many as 40,000 people pack the park just steps from the mighty Falls to celebrate New Year’s Eve with a huge outdoor concert. Highlights include two spectacular fireworks displays, large range of food and beverage vendors and a licensed area. Credit: https://www.niagaraparks.com/events/event/niagara-falls-fireworks-series/

7. Visit Santa Claus, Finland

If you’ve got a slight Santa obsession, then you should head to Finland’s Artic Circle to pay a visit to the annual Santa Claus Village. During the winter, the setting is truly magical and you’re sure to run into the village’s most famous resident: Santa Claus himself! Add to that decorated trees and buildings as well as the occasional reindeer, and you’ve got yourself a truly jolly experience. Credit: https://pintsizepilot.com/santa-village-christmas-lapland-finland/

8. 12 Days of Christmas Markets, Dublin

If you’re looking for a less traditional Christmas, consider visiting Ireland’s capital city. Dublin is host to a 12 Days of Christmas Market where you can stock up on Christmas décor and try local goodies. Perhaps the most interesting traditions is watching people go for a morning swim on December 25th in the forty-foot sea-water pool. Be sure to haul along some hot cider with a shot of whiskey in it to keep you warm while you watch the ruckus! Credit: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/430797520580702510/?lp=true

9. Burj Khalifa Fireworks, Dubai

The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is one of the most attention-grabbing skyscrapers in the world, and it's only more so at New Year's Eve. As it brings in 2019, the Burj Khalifa holds the record for world's tallest building (2,716.5 feet), and the city gather at the footsteps to welcome a new year with an amazing fireworks show. Not too far away, Burj Plaza is a little quieter and popular with families. Credit: https://inhabitat.com/earths-tallest-building-will-host-the-worlds-largest-new-years-eve-led-light-show/