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Where to go on holiday in December: 8 top destinations

Holiday season! Let’s finish the year with a memorable vacation to a destination that has been on your list for long. Whether you want to experience the various Christmas markets, a winter wonderland or enjoy the warmer climate this holiday season, December trip can be absolutely wonderful. It can also be a great way to save, especially if you travel during the first half of the month with tariffs in more winter locations often fairly low. From warm weather gateways to snowy slopes and everything in between, these are the top destinations where to go on holiday in December.


There is no bad time to visit Berlin. But what a place to party in December! Even though the days are getting shorter and you need to bundle up, there are still many things to do and plenty sights to see. Also, it is one of the best places to spend New Year’s Eve in the world, when they throw a city-wide street party with gigs and celebrations all along the Party Mile.
Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin


Goa is love-it crazy in December. Every palm is decorated with the fairy lights, every beach bar rocking with the most beautiful happy-go-lucky just-found-themselves travelers dancing, night and day. The weather is just perfect! Christmas is a cause for great celebration throughout India with parties and raves on the beaches and bars (Goa is India’s most liberal state). It gets busy, so book in advance. Don’t stay all the time in Anjuna, you can mix it with quieter places where you can enjoy a different kind of sunrise: Arambol, Mandrem, Palolem.
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Goa beach party


Surely nowhere is prettier in the snow than Prague. Those perfectly preserved ancient streets, those cinnamon-scented Christmas markets where mulled wine makes us buy weird presents and too many Christmas decorations. As it is very cold in Prague in December, you can sit in its underground bars, or in its Art Nouveau gilded interiors, to warm up with roast game and booze.


The sort of snowy-mountain scene that dream Christmases are made of. The large, lit up village Christmas tree can’t help but make you smile. Horse-drawn sleighs, twinkling trees, glühwein stalls, a pretty village aglow in a lovely little valley beneath the Matterhorn. It’s one of the best Switzerland’s ski resorts – 200 astoundingly pretty kilometers of snow-sure slopes from the start of December.
The village is car-free and 100% pedestrian. The air is absolutely crisp and clean. From the moment you arrive at Zermatt’s Train Station and head off to your accommodations either by foot or by way of an electric golf cart, you can sense the difference in feel.
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Winter Prague


It’s a tropical paradise that never disappoints. One of the first destinations that come to mind of the most travelers recollecting the best countries to visit in December would be Thailand. Rarely you will find a country around the world as diverse, rich, and dynamic as this one.
Krabi is one such scenic province located on the south-west coast of Thailand that is littered with gorgeous limestone mounds, white sand beaches, and aqua blue waters. The area is very famous for honeymooners, family travelers, luxury travelers, and explorers. Here you can visit Phi Phi Islands, Ko Poda, Railay Beach, and Ko Lanta Yai


The beauty at the end of the world. Also known as the Southernmost city of Africa, Cape Town has historical significance to the growth and development of trade between Europe and Asia. If you’re a fan of panoramic beaches, white sandy banks, and a vibrant nightlife scene it is the right place for experiencing one of the best places to visit in December in the world. Here you can also enjoy the beauty of Table Mountain, National Botanical Garden, and Robben Island or enjoy visiting Two Oceans Aquarium, and Castle of Good Hope.
Cape town beach


The best time to visit Cancun starts exactly in December. Meet the New Year here in sandals! If you think Cancun is not the place to feel the family atmosphere these holidays, it’s completely untrue! Cancun offers Christmas dinners and shows at hotels and Restaurants in the Hotel Zone – usually, they offer special packages for those days which makes the trip more cost effective. Besides diving and swimming, here you can visit a Cancun Zoo with exotic animals and Cancun Underwater Museum.


A swan song for travelers in search of a romantic vacation,
Its small islets, incredible resorts, aqua blue water, and pristine beaches make Maldives as a strong contender for best places to travel in December. Maldives offers an Overnight stay in a water villa and the dine at an underwater restaurant.
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Cancun beach

I hope that this list will motivate you to travel even more. And I wish you an unforgettable journey! Don’t forget to share this list with your travel friends!

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