There is no Christmas like a white Christmas! For those of us who live in the Southern Hemisphere, it is a rare treat that should be experienced at least once in a lifetime. Here are our favourite snowy destinations to experience a white Christmas that will be one you’ll never forget. Check out the best areas for winter snow adventures and activities below or continue reading further for more detail.
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The backdrop of so many movies, Christmas in New York is magical. If you are lucky enough to be spending the festive season in the Big Apple, there are so many festive activities to enjoy such as strolling through Central Park, ice-skating (and braving the crowds) under the tree at the Rockefeller Centre, and shopping until you drop at the Christmas grottos that pop up in the city’s department stores.
While you’re not guaranteed to see snowflakes fall from the sky on Christmas Day, all of the other attractions will more than make up for it. If you choose to stick around for New Year’s Eve, you can’t go past the excitement of the ball drop in Times Square.
Tucked up nice and close to the Arctic Circle where Santa lives, Iceland is a wonderful place to spend a white Christmas. If you’re not a fan of crowds and the last minute shopping rush, you won’t find any of it in the rugged wilderness of Iceland. What you will find are natural hot springs to soak in, spectacular waterfalls and a good shot of seeing the Aurora Borealis. Who needs Christmas lights when you can see one of the most coveted light shows on earth?! As for snow, Iceland certainly doesn’t skip out in that regard. You’ll be covered knee deep in it!
When all of the houses tucked away in the mountains already look like gingerbread houses 365 days of the year, it doesn’t take too many lights to turn the whole area into a Christmas masterpiece. The Swiss Alps are a trendy location amongst skiers and snowboarders, but the mountain towns take on a new kind of charm at Christmas time.
You’re basically guaranteed to be covered in the snow during winter, so you don’t have to worry about not getting the full white Christmas experience. Most towns will have visits from Santa, sleigh rides, and plenty of mulled wine to go around. It’s one of the best places to enjoy the silly season.
Can't get enough of snow? If you're dreaming of a white Christmas this holiday season, it's not too late to book a holiday somewhere snowy and festive. The BBQs, seafood and beach cricket can wait until next year. Make sure you protect your snow holiday with our Winter sports cover and have a very Merry Christmas!