Christmas is soon approaching and for many of us the British weather doesn’t quite give us the Christmas feeling. Though some people may only need the nostalgic notes of ‘White Christmas’ sung by the kids next door, it’s always nice to have the real deal. While most will lament and make-do with daydreaming, if you are after an authentic, never-to-be-forgotten Christmas where everything is as white as snow, check out our top places to visit for a Christmas like never before.
Like the Finns, Danes and Swedes, snow doesn’t bother the Norwegians. A beautiful country covered in a blanket of snow has some of the best ski resorts which are just a few hours away by train. Other than skiing, Oslo is known for some of the best foods around. One to taste is the Julepølse, a spice infused pork sausage or Pinnekjøtt which is a special Norwegian lamb ribs.
Nepal, Mount Everest
As the highest mountain on Earth, you can guarantee a White Christmas here. You’ll have a real hard time cooking your turkey due to low air pressure at the top of Everest. However this is one place perhaps better suited for an epic hiking trips with friends.
If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, Aspen is the spot for you. Not only does Aspen offer the opportunity to ski down snow-blanketed mountains, the town also hosts a series of incredible holiday music events and decorations.
Surrounded by snow-capped Alps, Salzburg transforms into a winter wonderland, lit up by Christmas lights while piano concertos from their most famous resident, Mozart, intermingle with festive Christmas tunes and the clip-clop of horse-drawn carriages. This is one place that will get you reminiscing of your childhood.
When it comes to cities prepared for a snow storm, Montreal is right up there with Santa’s Village due to its underground city of over 20 miles of streets housing businesses, shops and restaurants meaning they have round the clock shovellers making paths. This is one place you may want to go to with your significant other as Montreal is still filled with all the romance of an 18th century France and the modern allure of a North American metropolis. Christmas is a great time to visit Montreal and enjoy the impressive Christmas lights along Mont-Royal Avenue.
There’s a world of opportunity out there just waiting to be explored, so make sure you don’t miss out! Remember, the only thing that’s limiting you is your imagination.