It might get a li’l chilly in some of these places at times but not to worry as these exciting activities should warm your heart right up during Christmas!
Visit reindeers in Lapland, Finland
Take a snowmobile ride with your loved ones into Finland’s wilderness, where you’ll find the most adorable reindeer farm. There, you’ll be able to climb aboard a sleigh and be pulled by real-live reindeers to Santa Claus’s Village, a national landmark in Finland. Treat yourselves to souvenirs and send postcards to all your (very jealous) friends back home!
Go ice skating in New York City, USA
Ice skating can be a pretty romantic activity: remember that scene in Serendipity? And where better to experience it than at Rockefeller Centre’s ice skating rink in NYC? Watching Zooey Deschanel and Will Ferrell’s characters in Elf skate around the iconic rink wearing fuzzy hats gives us the fuzzies!
See all the Christmas lights in the city, and stroll along Fifth Avenue while you’re in town or venture out to Brooklyn’s Dyker Heights neighbourhood for an extra-stunning sight.
Re-enact Love Actually or The Holiday in London, England
Bring up the topic of the best Christmas chick flicks and these two films spring to mind! Once you’ve tear-ed up over Cameron Diaz and Jude Law making hot chocolate in a cosy home or aww-ed at Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Keira Knightley and a plethora of other stars celebrate Christmas in idyllic London, we’re sure you’ll want to book your flight right away. In London, take in the sights of Big Ben and Westminster Abbey (where several royal weddings took place). It’s also worth venturing to the nearby Cotswolds, where Cameron’s character took up residence in The Holiday for a traditional Christmas feast as well as Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford. Also, just look at this turkey feast:
Sip warm wine at a Christmas village in Munich and Frankfurt, Germany
Munich hosts many of the world’s most magical annual Christmas markets, including the famed Christkindlmarkt at Marienplatz, the city’s centre square. There are plenty of unique gifts on sale as well the chance to sample genuine glühwein (warm mulled wine); we can’t think of anything more heart-warming than splitting a glass under the twinkling lights. The Rüdesheim Christmas market in Frankfurt is also a sight to behold; listen to carollers singing traditional carols and tuck into Christmas meals at nearby eateries.
Snuggle up on a sleigh ride in Salzburg, Austria
In the pretty town of Salzburg (fun fact: The Sound Of Music was largely filmed here!), you can be picked up by a horse-drawn carriage, which will take you along the scenic Salzach River Valley all the way to Dachstein Mountain in the Alps. The view might just make your man want to get down on one knee (hint, hint!).
Cook a meal together in Paris, France
Where else would you rather be with the one you’re in love with than in Paris, the city of romance? While you’re there, try out a culinary class conducted by a Michelin-star chef and explore France’s rich gastronomic history. The only thing sweeter than cooking for your beloved is this heavenly Bûche de Noël flourless chocolate cake, which you’ll also be able to try your hand at baking:
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