The season is upon us and it is about time to start bringing your Christmas tree down from the attic and dress it up, hang stockings by the fireplace and snuggle in front of the TV watching your favorite Christmas movies while sipping on plenty of hot beverages. And if you love Christmas just as much as I do, your biggest wish would be for one of those Christmassy towns in movies to be real, am I right? Now, what if I tell you that these fantasy towns do exist? As it turns out there is a number of fairy-tale destinations in Europe where everyone can live out their Christmas movie fantasies.
They call it the Capital of Christmas for a reason. Strasbourg is worldwide famous for its Christmas markets and the world’s most beautiful Christmas tree that will simply bring tears to your eyes. This is why if you want to make your Christmas holiday one of the most memorable and magical days ever, Strasbourg is the right place to go.
Why you should visit Hallstatt during Christmas? Just have another look at the image above. Every winter this small village located on the western shore of Lake Hallstatt turns into a fantasy winter Wonderland with its toy-like houses and beautiful scenery. This is just the right place for anyone who is looking for a magical, peaceful place to spend the holiday.
Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland
I am sure you will agree with me on this one that there is no better way to spend winter holidays than celebrating your Christmas with Santa and his elves. Santa’s Village offers the most awesome winter activities for both kids and their parents. For kids, there are cooking classes where they make cookies with Mrs Clause, or kids can enroll to Elf School. As for other activities to enjoy with a family, there are husky-dog rides, hills to sled, Notherlights to watch and many more.