Beautiful Places to Celebrate New Year

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Beautiful Places to Celebrate New Year

Paris

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Can you really think of a more magical place to celebrate Christmas than Paris? The city always organizes festive activities, from the lighting system on the Champs-Elysées to the many residential markets and skating rinks. 

Even if you don’t feel like shivering from the cold, warming up with a cup of hot chocolate at Angelina’s will always get you in the mood.

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Whether you’re peering through the display window outside or the giant Christmas tree inside, the Galeries Lafayette is worth attracting some other tourists.

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Hotel Lutetia is a great Left Bank spot with a delicious holiday menu and an Art Deco lobby decorated with lights and plants. 

Upgrade to a higher room class for an oversized bathtub and a balcony overlooking the Eiffel Tower.

Prague, Czech Republic

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Prague’s holiday markets easily make this city one of the best places in the world to spend Christmas:

They last all month, with locals and tourists passing by for mulled wine, pastries and grilled ham. 

The main markets take place in the Old Town and Wenceslas Square, just a 10-minute walk away and set against the backdrop of some of the most beautiful Gothic architecture you’ll ever see.

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Sip on Svařák, a Czech liqueur with a hint of citrus, from a market stall. Or for a sweeter taste, treat yourself to a hot chocolate at Café Slavia, founded in 1881.

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Hotel Aria is within walking distance of Prague Castle, and the music-themed suites are always a hit. 

Québec City, Canada

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Quebec City is one of the oldest cities in North America, and its French colonial architecture gives it an unmistakable European feel. 

The old town’s cobbled streets are lined with quaint shops and fine pubs, all decorated with holiday cheer.

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The 1884 Au toboggan run at Château Frontenac (open mid-December to mid-March) is one of the city’s oldest traditions and quite enjoyable. Race down the icy tracks above the city on a wooden sled at speeds up to 45 mph.

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You can’t go wrong with Auberge Saint-Antoine and its fireplace in the lobby, heated bathroom floors, and a Christmas package that includes a five-course dinner, holiday movie screenings in the home theater, and a visit to the fish. benevolent Santa Claus to your house. 

Reykjavik, Iceland

Why We Will:

Reykjavík shines in the streets and skies in December. Strings of twinkling Christmas lights light up the city during the very long nights and on the clearest evenings, you can see the Aurora from the mountains. the city’s darkest streets and parks.

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13 Yule Lads, a group of holiday lovers you’ll find around town, are the Icelandic equivalent of Santa Claus in local folklore (and have actually been around much longer than St. Nick’s. ).

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The Borg Hotel, the oldest and most elegant hotel in the city, still reigns supreme.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Who says Christmas has to be synonymous with ugly sweaters and hot chocolate? December in Rio means enjoying icy caipirinha on a beautiful beach with daily temperatures hovering around 20°C. 

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For the best show in town, cycle around the Rodrigo Freitas Lagoon and see the world’s largest floating Christmas tree from every angle.

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Hotel Fasano along Ipanema Beach has an infinity pool overlooking the ocean that will make winter seem so far away.

Rome, Italy

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Of course, the streets around Rome will be lit up during the festival, but the Catholic homeland is a great choice for those looking for a more sacrosanct Christmas experience.

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Hear hymns echoing from the walls of the 1,900-year-old architectural wonder during Midnight Mass at the Pantheon (December 24-25).

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Along with classically designed rooms, Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese offers festive amenities such as themed dinners at the rooftop restaurant and chauffeured tours of Rome’s Christmas lights on a classic Fiat 500. 

Salzburg, Austria

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It’s no surprise that the UNESCO-listed old town of Salzburg, once the setting for The Sound of Music, also fills the famous Christkindlmarkt with song. Dating back to the 15th century, singing and traditional wind music are part of the festivities as well as mulled wine and market stalls. 

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It’s literally Christmas all year round at the Salzburg Christmas shop on Goldgasse, famous for its frills (especially the handmade decorations on eggshells).

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The Goldener Hirsch hotel is a short walk from the Christkindlmarkt, although we would have liked to have stayed in those cozy rooms all day. San Miguel de Allende Mexico

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Why We Will:

Christmas in San Miguel de Allende begins on December 12 (also known as Our Lady of Guadalupe Day), and the rest of the month is both solemn and festive. 

You may catch nativity scenes and religious ceremonies one day, followed by parades and fireworks the next day. But since it all takes place in one of the friendliest and most beautiful cities in the world, we think you can easily enjoy every moment.

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From December 16 to 24, most of Mexico participates in Las Posadas, a religious holiday honoring the story of the Nativity. 

Once a day, two people dressed up as Mary and Joseph lead a procession to another house and ask to enter (as in the biblical journey to Bethlehem), and the reenactment usually ends with the song singing, food, and pinatas. 

 

Beautiful Places to Celebrate New Year