Staying close to home, is always an option around Christmas and New Year’s Eve and plenty of fun is still on tap. Travel is often at a premium and many revelers just like to keep things relaxed and easy. So, here’s a list of some Christmas and holiday sightseeing options across the globe:
Las Vegas hosts America’s Street Party with The Boulevard closing to vehicles at 6p so that folks can line up for New Year’s Eve fireworks.
Berlin – if you call Germany home and want to splurge on a Christmas treat, how about a private tour of the Neues Museum? The Neues is one of Berlin’s most prestigious museums, hosting numerous ancient artifacts including the world-famous Bust of Nefertiti. Prices through December 23rd start from €1600 (approx. $1,998) and can also be booked on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for an additional charge. Click here for more info on Christmas in Berlin.
NYC – Escape the city with a holiday tour of The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum’s hidden collection just north of Times Square. It sits in the 66 acre Fort Tryon Park and is as close to visiting western Europe as you can get without hopping on a plane.
Cornwall – Visions of sweeping landscapes and rugged waves come to mind for England’s Cornish coast but come holiday time, Cornwall becomes a cozy community. It’s full of twinkling harbors and festivals of light. You can enjoy Christmas fairs and Santa Fun Runs as well.
Philadelphia – How about a Foodie Fun run around the City of Brotherly Love? A food tour of Philly can result in some sweet holiday memories.
Disney – both at the west coast Disneyland and Orlando’s Disney World, tickets to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party are a very hard get. But whether you’re 2 or 102, there’s plenty to do to celebrate the holidays. Frozen is front and center in a big way this year at the Disneyland resort with the characters Anna and Elsa appearing daily in the Christmas Fantasy Parade. Lines before Christmas week are actually shorter and in Orlando, there is nothing quite like watching the Osborne Family Christmas Lights twinkle as you sip hot chocolate and watch snowflakes fall in Florida! It’s Disney, just suspend your disbelief and follow the fairies!