YC is a traditional holiday destination, and with its assortment of department stores, markets, and bazaars, there is still nowhere quite like it for shopping.
Alternative Christmas customs abound in New Orleans, from bonfires on the Mississippi River banks and delightfully redecorated streetcars to vibrant carol performances and glitzy hotel lobby displays.
Few places are as famously Christmassy as Rovaniemi, which serves as both Santa Claus' official home town and the capital of Lapland.
By the time the end of December comes around, Christmas vibes hit a fever pitch:
the already-very-romantic UK capital finds itself lined by fir trees, twinkling with Christmas lights and sound-tracked by jangly festive tunes.
Reykjavik offers markets, ice skating, and wonderful opportunities to see the Northern Lights throughout the holiday season.
It is also simply a generally delightful time to travel there.
One of the oldest, biggest, and nicest Weihnachtsmarkts in Germany is located in Nuremburg.
A miniature city of wooden shops filled with candy canes, delicious lebkuchen, and handcrafted ornaments is filled with the aroma of gingerbread and mulled wine.
Despite having toasty average high temperatures of 25C, Sydney has all the Christmas decorations, ice skating, and holiday lights of a typical Christmas-celebrating city.
The nation is conveniently cut off from the worldwide Christmas frenzy, but there are still a ton of holiday-themed sights and activities to enjoy,
from Tokyo's stunning winter illuminations to the long-standing Japanese custom of eating KFC on Christmas.
From December 16-24 before 8am, roads are closed in the Venezuelan capital so that churchgoers can roller-skate to mass.
It’s also common for rollerbladers to dress up in Santa gear... does it get much cooler than that?
Since so few people in Marrakech celebrate Christmas, it's the ideal place to escape the usual holiday spirit.
Whether you’re watching Krampuses (a sort of nightmarish Austrian anti-Santa) roam the streets,
munching on toffee apples at one of the city’s many Christmas markets or simply soaking in the very, very pretty street decorations,
we challenge you not to get totally swept up in Vienna’s all-encompassing Chrimbo vibes.
The festive period in Greenland is best known for its food: specifically mattak (essentially a strip of whale skin) and kiviak (a kind of fermented seabird).
Thailand, which is predominately a Buddhist nation, doesn't really celebrate Christmas,
so you can enjoy a drink at a beachside bar or hit the clubs like it's any other day of the year.
At any season of the year, Prague is one of Europe's most dazzlingly beautiful cities. But around the holidays?
The Czech Republic's capital has, in some strange way, improved. The main draws in this area are the markets,
The beauty of the southern hemisphere in December is that the climate is precisely the opposite of the chilly north.
Festive picnic atop Table Mountain or in the lush Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, anyone?
Christmas in Singapore has a distinct New Year's Eve feel to it thanks to the celebration on Xmas Eve on the city's main drag, Orchard Road, which includes fireworks and a countdown.
Every year on December 7, Guatemalans celebrate the "Day of the Devil" (also known as "Devil's Day")
by lighting a devil effigy to usher in the Christmas season. The action is meant to represent the expulsion
Colmar, a town from the thirteenth century in the Alsace area