How Will You Take Your Christmas? Warmed, Chilled, or Magical
We’re running out of time for the Thanksgiving preparations, but there’s still plenty of time to plan your Christmas holiday, especially if you’ve decided to grant yourself a little tour of the best Christmas markets and Christmas fun in the country. After all, while it’s a time for family and togetherness, there’s no denying that if staying at home for the festive season isn’t your thing, then you should find the best possible alternative! For a lot of people, there can be no Christmas without snow and a cup of warm cocoa. For others, nothing can beat a warm Christmas and the feeling of the sun gently caressing their faces as they enjoy a chilled drink in terrasse. And finally, there are some who need a magical Christmas with fairy tales, adventure and happiness on the way. The first question you have to answer to plan your festive holiday is the following: Which kind of Christmas do you want, and more importantly, how far are you ready to travel for it?
A warm Christmas
How do you feel about getting in the spirit of the season without the bitter bite of the cold? That’s exactly what Savannah, GA offers to its visitors! If you’re traveling with kids – or if you are still young at heart – you could take on the riverboat tour on the river and sail with Santa himself for one hour. If you prefer the solid ground, take a stroll through the Harbour Holiday Series that is a treat of lights, gingerbread houses and Christmas activities, including a gingerbread village competition! And finally, book your room at the Baymont Inn & Suites Savannah/Garden City, close to the historic district of town and not far from the historic bamboo farm where the botanical garden is. For all those who love light displays, you can enjoy a magnificent spectacle at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Garden until end of December.
Finding your way to a cold German market
If you prefer a snowy Christmas, plan a trip to Leavenworth, WA, where you’ll find the Bavarian Christmas market; Christkindlmarkt. Be early though: The market opens its doors on Thanksgiving weekend for a traditional celebration, featuring delicious Bavarian food and handmade craft. You can even enjoy a glass of mulled wine – Glühwein – or a cup of spicy Christmas chocolate to keep you warm. If you need a break from the market, take the bus to Seattle, a mere two-hour drive journey to enjoy a cinnamon roll and a coffee in a quiet and urban atmosphere. Head over to the Sculpture Park to enjoy the view! With a bit of luck, it might even snow and make it magical!
A magical Christmas with lots of fun
Finally, if you’re after magic, get yourself a Harry Potter experience tour for Christmas. You can celebrate Christmas at Hogwarts and discover on set the ice and snow that never melt. Don’t worry if you miss the Christmas break: The studio Tour continues until end of January 2018, so you may be able to enjoy belated festivities!
Have you made up your mind for your Christmas break.? Whether you opt for warmth, cold or magic, make sure to pack at least a Christmas jumper for best effect!