For a lot of the world, Christmas is a season that lacks no beauty, but is often frigid, snowy, and sometimes plain miserable. The Holidays are a special time for everyone to gather with their friends and family and overindulge in eggnog and pumpkin pie, but when the thermometer is reading blue below the 0 degree mark, it can be hard to really enjoy the season for what it is.
Your secret for enjoying the holiday season will of course depend on what you like. Some like it hot, some like it cold, and some are never happy no matter the temperature. If you’re looking for a place away from home to celebrate Christmas this year, there are many options. Let’s reign in a few.
For Those Who Like It Cold
Let’s say that you’re one that lives in a pretty temperate climate as it is and you really do love a good chill to the bone every now and then. If you love to ski, snowboard, snowshoe, or you just want to build a snowman, your ticket to a white Christmas lies in places like Yellowstone National Park.
Statistics report that there is a 100% chance of having at least three inches on the ground Christmas Morning, often there is much, much more. If you’re looking for a place out of the states look no further than Montreal, or Banff in Alberta, Canada.
For Those Who Like It Hot
If you’re looking for a warm getaway during the Christmas season, look no further than Costa Rica. Since Costa Rica is a hot spot for Holiday vacation getaways, the locals really make sure to dress things up and make everything look festive.
Even when you’re far away from home, you’ll feel like Christmas was meant to be celebrated in the warm, tropical sun. Costa Rica offers diverse landscapes as well as opportunities to surf, swim, relax, explore rainforests, fog forests and jungles alike, and mingle with the locals.
Costa Ricans are stated to be some of the happiest and friendliest people in the world. If you spend your holidays in this tropical getaway, you’re sure to make friends and family away from home and have a Christmas experience you’ll never forget.
For The Christmas Fanatics at Heart
If you’re an absolute fanatic about Christmas and want to completely immerse yourself in the spirit this year, you need to go to Finland or New York City. Finland offers Christmas parties a child would dream about, and New York houses the most famous Christmas tree in the world at the Rockefeller Center. Not to mention, who wouldn’t want to take a carriage ride through Central Park while carols get sung and the ground gets whiter by the minute?