Santa Claus is knee-deep in snow, landscape picturesquely covered in white frost, snowmen with their fleecy neckwear all around – this is how most people imagine their ideal Christmas. But in fact, just a very small percentage of us can actually enjoy such an idyllic white Christmas. These days, with all the environmental and climatic changes, global warming and unpredictable weather patterns, finding a spot where you could experience snowy Christmas is even more difficult than before. Yet, there are many locations where the chance of having a white Christmas is very good. Actually, at some of the places featured in this post, you are guaranteed to have a white Christmas. From isolated mountain towns in Swiss and French Alps to bustling northern metropolises such as St. Petersburg and Stockholm, these are 25 Of The Most Beautiful Places To Have A White Christmas.
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Home to almost five million people, St. Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia. Located 60 degrees north latitude, the city is known for its beautiful snowy winters. From December to March, there’s an average of 118 days with snow cover which reaches an average snow depth of 19 cm (7.5 in) by February.
With snow occasionally lasting up to six months of the year, Winnipeg, the capital and largest city of the province of Manitoba, Canada, experiences white Christmas often. Although the city´s climate is not subarctic, winters are usually very cold here.
The capital and largest city of Norway, Oslo is a great destination for those who enjoy cold, snowy winters. With excellent ski resorts and breathtaking mountains just a few hours away by train, celebrating Christmas in Oslo is always a good choice.
Vienna might not boast as heavy snowfalls as some other Austrian cities but Christmas is usually white here. Nevertheless, if snow fails to cover the city with the picturesque white veil, local renowned Christmas markets held in front of the city hall will definitely get you in the right festive mood.
Located 61 degrees North latitude, Anchorage is one of the northernmost cities on this list. Affected by a subarctic climate, Anchorage experiences an average snowfall of 75.5 inches (192 cm) during winter, which makes your chances of having a white Christmas here very good. Surrounded by pristine nature and majestic mountains, the city attracts more and more tourists every year.