Unique Places To Spend Christmas

Are you tired of the same-old stuff over the holidays and want to find unique places to spend Christmas? Lucky for you, there are several unique places for the holidays you might be interested in. Look, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut during Christmas, doing the same thing you do every year of family, presents, dinner, turkey, eggnog, sleep, rinse, and repeat. And no one wants to be a Grinch around Christmas, much less you. Thankfully, we’ve got your back and have some of the most extreme, unique, and interesting locations during the most wonderful time of the year. From the best warm places to spend Christmas to off the beaten path Christmas destinations, we’ve got something for everyone. So, why not shake things up and put one of these Unique Places to Spend Christmas on your bucket list?

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Bondi Beach, Australia

Bondi_Beach_at_duskSource: https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/home-away-from-home-christmas-day-at-bondi-beach-20161223-gthc1u.html

Christmas doesn’t have to be all about snowy European locations or small towns in the days of yore. It can also be about golden, sunny beaches in Australia! Many skip the winter during the holidays, throwing their coat aside, and put on a swim suit in the land down under for Christmas, instead. However, I wouldn’t expect to get away from the iconic imagery; people still love wearing Santa hats and singing Christmas songs.

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

victoria fallsSource: https://www.thestandard.co.zw/2017/12/24/zimbabwe-braces-first-christmas-without-mugabe/

If we’re really talking a unique place to spend Christmas, doing it under the African sun in Zimbabwe might take the cake. Take the whole family out to see Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world, plus do plenty of other sightseeing in the process.

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The Vatican, Italy

vaticanSource: https://theromanguy.com/italy-travel-blog/christmas-eve-mass-at-the-vatican-tickets/

While it’s a truly unique location, it’s also quite difficult to get tickets. You’ll need to book them months in advance, book a smaller number of people, and send a fax (Good luck with that one) to maybe get in. But, if you somehow pull it off, you’ll definitely have a fairy tale Christmas to remember.

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Seoul, South Korea

south korea ornamentsSource: https://www.forbes.com/sites/rachelpremack/2017/12/20/welcome-to-the-paradoxical-world-of-korean-christmas/#631310ff7ca8

While in America and abroad, Christmas is about Jesus, family, peace on Earth, and, you know, presents. It’s a little different in South Korea. There, they treat it more like Valentine’s Day with Santa Claus. Many couples use it as an excuse to go on big, elaborate dates.

As for North Korea, Christmas is banned.

Curious to know more about North Korea? You have to check out 25 Everyday Activities That Are Illegal In North Korea.

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Tokyo, Japan

christmas tokyoSource: https://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/tokyo-christmas-what-to-do

Similar to South Korea, Christmas is primarily just another holiday in Japan with no days off, big family gatherings, or massive meals. Still, that doesn’t mean they don’t celebrate it in style. Just take a stroll down Tokyo midtown to see for yourself the beautiful display of lights for the occasion.

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