Best Cities Across the World to Celebrate Christmas

4213362387 d4bb97ce3e Best Cities Across the World to Celebrate ChristmasChristmas is one of the most amazing times of the year, if only for how kind, joyful and friendly people get.  People are cheerful, songs are being sung and you can see dazzling lights. The holiday is celebrated throughout the world with laughter and joy, even by those who don’t celebrate it.  Even if you don’t celebrate the holiday, it’s worthwhile to check out Christmas celebrations around the world. Where is your favorite place to experience the season?

New York, New York:   New York City is one of the most thrilling places to spend the season. This time of year, the Big Apple may be dusted with snow, and the Christmas lights and displays on the streets and in the shop windows are spectacular. Ice skaters will soar across the Rockefeller Center Skating Rink, and the huge Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center is stunning. Santa will also be nearby, so you must see the jolly man in the red suit. In addition, while in New York, you will want to see a performance of The Nutcracker.

Santa Claus Village, Finland:  The Arctic Circle in Finland is home an exciting amusement park in Lapland, Finland. The park contains cafes, shops, the Santa Claus post office and of course the office of Santa himself. Each Christmas season, more than 400,000 tourists visit the village.

Bethlehem:  What better place to celebrate Christmas than the place where Jesus is believed to have been born. The streets are lined with sparkling lights, children perform Christmas pageants and you can even find a Christmas market. Christmas serviced are held for numerous faiths, including Catholic, Protestant and Greek Orthodox. Located outside the square is the Basilica of the Nativity, the site where Jesus was born.  You can view Christmas processions that go through Manger Square.  At times there are even pilgrimage processions which start in Jerusalem and wind their way to Bethlehem.
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