Best Places to Spend the Holidays with your Kids
Christmas is the spirit of love and giving. It is the best time to bond with family and friends. Spending the yuletide season with your loved ones can make the occasion even more special.
As they say, this special occasion is for kids. Young people feels excited with gifts from Santa Claus. Some even hang sacks in the door and wait on Christmas Eve for their gift. This day becomes extra meaningful when you see the smile on each kids face.
During the Christmas Season, families choose to go out on a vacation to spend the holiday. If you are planning to celebrate the yuletide season with your kids, here are the best places your children can surely enjoy.
1. Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland
Proclaimed as the official hometown of Santa Claus, your kids will truly enjoy their meet and greet with Santa at Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland. In Santa Claus Village, your kids can have a quality time with Santa and the reindeers. They can also stay in an igloo and catch the northern lights. Parents do not have to worry because these glass igloos are made with decent insulation, heated floor and a bathroom, which is very important for kids. Your children can also try sliding down the ice in Snowman World.
2. Zell am See, Austria
If your family is planning to have a white Christmas, Zell am See is the perfect place for all of you. Kids will surely be amazed with the huge Christmas tree in the area. Let your children meet Saint Nicholas at the Christmas market. During this season, Saint Nicholas gives away small toy for kids with good behavior. Kids can also meet Krampus (known as Perchten). He is under the control of Saint Nicholas and is a beastly character covered with fur with a large demonic mask carved from wood. Krampus frighten kids during Christmas by carrying a whip, rattling chains and a bell. He gives naughty children wooden stick.
Zell am See also offers skiing, where you and your kids can learn together.
3. New York, New York
The city is well known for its colorful lights and spectacular decorations during the Christmas Season. Christmas windows have always been a big event in New York. There are sponsored windows with the new release movies or classic characters and choreographed to music, where you can have a free entertainment for your kids. Check out the biggest Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center adorned with 45,000 LED lights. Kids can also enjoy skating and gliding at the open air of Rockefeller Center.
4. Disney World, Orlando
Your kids will surely have a great time spending the Christmas Season in the Magic Kingdom of Disney World. Let them enjoy Mickey Mouse’ Merry Christmas Party and holiday sleigh rides.
5. Jervis Bay, New South Wales
Who said Christmas is only about lights and decors? If you want to go out of the traditional celebration, your family can spend the holiday season at Jervis Bay. Enjoy the waves at many pristine beaches in Booderee National Park or snorkel in the crystal clear water where kids can see the protected coves and abundant marine life in the waters. Your family can also take a dolphin-watching cruise and spot the other diverse marine life in the area like penguins, seals, seabirds and migratory whales.
6. Kangaroo Island, South Australia
Let your kids enjoy a guided tour along Seal Bay and walk on the beach where they can see beautiful uninhibited creatures lazing on the white sand. Your family can also try some adventure and climb remarkable rock collections in the area. Your children can clamber over the different shaped rocks and enjoy the views of the ocean below. Ask your kids to look out for animals in the protected National Park.