Christmas is all about celebration and decorations but experiencing the same things every year can get pretty boring. If you are currently at the phase of searching for the next destination to visit during Christmas, you will realize that the majority of the guides suggest the same old destinations... boring, boring, boring!  

Since, we know, that Christmas is not only about the flashy lights, we have made a collection with destinations that you will consider a must, during this time of the year. So what are you waiting for? Let's explore some of the most unconventional destinations for your Christmas holidays in 2019!  

Tallinn, Estonia

Photo Credits: Marit & Toomas Hinnosaar

Tallinn is a destination that surely has not received the publicity that it deserves, which is not necessary bad, since it has managed to preserve its warm Christmas atmosphere up until today. The old churches, the Baroque buildings, the cobbled streets and the colorful rooftops make the city look like a commercial postcard.   

☃  Tallinn was actually the home of the first Christmas Tree put on display in Europe, in 1441, at the Town Hall Square. There is a Christmas Market organised every year which actually revolves around the Christmas tree.

Ramsau bei Berchtesgaden, Germany

Photo Credits: Dominik Dombrowski on Unsplash

Located at the borders of Germany with Austria, Ramsau bei Berchtesgaden is definitely a region that you would never think of visiting for Christmas. It's ideal to visit if you want to get away from all the crowded cities and towns, and relax in the countryside, enjoying the Christmas spirit. What makes the area differ from any other similar destination, is none other than the breathtaking Hintersee Lake!

☃  There is not a better experience than creating your own snow-man at the shore of Hintersee Lake!

Taos, New Mexico


Taos has been previously selected as one of the best destinations for Christmas vacations,  it has managed however, to keep its alternative character nonetheless. Yuletide is actually the name of the events taking place throughout the season of Christmas, Thanksgiving through New Years, at the Historical District of Taos and the surrounding areas

 The scenery of the snow on the candle-lit farolitos lining at the streets of the town is truly stunning.

Reykjavik, Iceland

Photo Credits: Ion Adventure Hotel

Reykjavik might not be the most uncommon destination to visit during Christmas, but it's definitely a unique one. The city is usually dressed in white during December, while the Christmas decorations in the streets seem like jewelries. There is a wide range of Christmas markets in the city, but the Ingolfstorg ice rink,  is the attraction that steals the show. 

☃   The sky during New Year's Eve is literally lit on fire from the fireworks. The majority of the locals choose to party at their own homes, so the majority night entertainment venues are.

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