It’s nearly Christmas and New Year time and all around the globe, Christmas celebrations are brewing.
But if you happen to live in one of the few cities which celebrate Christmas, then you are probably enjoying the Christmas and New Year holiday a little bit more than the rest others. Below are few cities which have their own zeal for celebrating Christmas.
- Queenstown, New Zealand
With Traditional Christmas colors of green, red and white take on a whole new meaning in New Zealand, where red represents the “pohutukawa” (New Zealand’s ruby-red flowering Christmas tree), white represents the pristine sandy beaches, and green? The kiwi, of course!
Sun lovers wanting to join Santa in their surf pants should definitely head to Queenstown, where warm summer temperatures mean that people can jetboat, surf the river or paraglide on Lake Wakatipu, or simply set up camp at Along the lake and enjoy an abundant Christmas meal of lamb, seafood, and chicken in the barbeque.
- Santa Claus, Indiana
The city of Santa Claus was originally called Santa Fe, but that’s not half as much fun. Christmas is a year-round occasion in this city of fewer than 3,000 residents. Santa Claus, Indiana, receives thousands of letters from children trying to reach St. Nick himself. A group of volunteers called Santa Elves Established in the mid-1930s to respond to each letter. The land of the light screen is a 1.2-mile drive around the Rudolph Lake Campground & RV Resort. Among several Christmas Santa Claus Events, Santa offers buffet dinners at Santa’s Lodge the first three weekends in December.
- Quebec City, Canada
For those who like to celebrate Christmas around a tree made of recycled metal plate, with lights powered by the pedaling of the nearby cyclists, Quebec is the destination for you. It’s a paradise for environment lovers and outdoors enthusiasts. Old Quebec becomes a Christmas village from historical stories of Charles Dickens, while modern people can learn about the period and enjoy plum pudding tasting and roasted chestnut lovers can browse the goods in the German Christmas market. The most religiously inclined can stroll through an exhibition of scenes 8of the nativity from all over the world.
- Barcelona, Spain
Anyone who manages to extend their Christmas and New Year holidays until the Day of the Three Kings (January 5), can reach Melchior, Gaspar and Balthazar that Barcelona. On the night of January 4, they arrive at the port of the city of Santa Eulalia, their very own boat. The canons are fired, the fireworks are launched, and as the mayor gives them the keys to the city, the magic of the Magi officially begins. They parade through the streets in a magnificent chariot ride that includes camels, elephants, giraffes and dazzling costumes.
- New York
Rockefeller Center is located in the heart of New York Christmas. Its famous ice rink has been around for 79 years; the decorated tree is a very old tradition. Across the street, Radio City hosts the spectacular annual Christmas, starring the Rockettes. In the south-west corner of Central Park, Columbus Circle hosts more than 100 sellers of clothing, gifts, snacks, and drinks at the Holiday Market. Central Park has two pools for rollerblading and horse carriage rides.
- Honolulu, Hawaii
Santa Claus puts on his beach clothes for Christmas celebrations in Hawaii. What the state of Aloha lacks snow which makes up for in festive vibrations of peace and goodwill. The celebrations center around Honolulu City Lights, a one-month Christmas show with an opening parade, live music, and a 15-meter Christmas tree. The 6-meter Tall Shaka Santa – Claus dressed in red shorts and open shirt – occupies a privileged spot in the center of the city, sitting next to his muumuu, Tutu Mele.