Visiting chilly cold places in long winter months can be exciting its own ways. We all love to embrace the warmth near a crackling fireplace, along with chilly winds blowing through our ears. But if you are not a fan of this frosty weather and planning to spend a sunny Christmas vacation; here is a list of destinations for you to consider.
Kauai, also known as The Garden Island, will start growing you as soon as you land there. The brooding mountains turn into an astounding velvety emerald range, along with lush green trees making awnings over the roads. The pristine winds and its warm-weathered beach spin will certainly get you awe-inspired.
Christmas Craft Fair – Scheduled on first Friday and Saturday of December, this event starts off with the Parade of Lights, followed by a wreath display. You can enjoy the fest with options like hula dancing on Hawaiian music beats and relishing its local cuisine.
Lights on Rice Parade – An annual event that takes place at Rice Street comprising a vibrant display of more than 40 lighted floats. You can also check out the culinary pleasures at the Museum Christmas crafts Fair
How to get there: You can catch a flight from New Delhi IGI Airport to Lihue, Kauai Island Airport; and get a cab from there to various tourist attractions.
Places to stay: Koa Kea Hotel & Resort, Sealodge D-4, Garden Island Inn, Grand Hyatt
This place is as warm as any Caribbean hotspot, flooded with fun-loving Latinos who are famous for making vacations memorable and unique for every traveller. If you want to add a fresh zest to your winter vacation along with sprinkling some Caribbean flare over it, go for Puerto Rico. Its indigenous traditions and customs will certainly make your Christmas holiday a special one.
Sofo Culinary Fest – This event brings together almost 30 impeccable restaurants that participate in calming down the butterflies in your stomach. Relish the best dishes served by these classy restaurants and enjoy your Christmas cookies in the most delightful way.
La Feria – La Feria the park, an amusement park, that takes the acquisition of Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, to organise an annual Carnival. If you are a lover of terrific roller coaster rides, shows, games and holiday lights, this is just the place for you.
How to get there: Take a flight from New Delhi Airport to Luis Munoz Marin Airport, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Places to Stay: Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa, Condado Vanderbilt Hotel, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
There is nothing better than celebrating Christmas the Barbados way. It is quite famous for its sun-kissed beaches, the azure blue water of the sea, lush green landscape and, of course, its electrifying nightlife. Local Christmas traditions, music, food, and parties, are what makes the festival a special one for both the inhabitants and the tourists.
Christmas Concert in Queen’s Park- Every year the locals gather at Queen’s Park to enjoy a musical fiesta. In fact it has become a tradition in the city. The bands and gospel performers are the key attraction of this concert.
Christmas Jazz- Christmas Jazz has become a popular Christmas Concert in Barbados featuring the biggest name of music like Phil Collins, George Duke, Nicholas Payton and many others. If you visit Barbados, do not forget to be a part of the musical extravaganza.
How to get there: You simply take a flight from New Delhi International Airport to Barbados’s Grantley Adams Airport.
Places to Stay: Little Arches Boutique Hotel, The House, The Crane Residential Resort, Waves
If you are in Orlando, be ready to get an adrenaline rush, as the city is known for its incredible theme parks. Disney Hollywood Studios, Universal Orlando, Magic Kingdom and many other theme parks will certainly make your fantasy world come true. However, the city also has a quieter side with lush green parks, walkways, museums and lots more, to add peaceful delight to your vacation.
The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights: A dazzling display of glittering lights and musical fiesta makes it a perfect way to celebrate Christmas.
SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration- You cannot afford to miss this event as it is filled with special shows and many other attractions that make the festival all the more memorable.
How to get there: There are no direct flights to Orlando International Airport from India, so you have to look for connecting flights.
Places to Stay: Villas by Grand Cypress, Hilton Orlando, Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, Rosen Shingle Creek
Bahamas Christmas on the beach
Crystal clear waters of the sea, lined with snow-white sands in the Bahamas will keep you captivated throughout your trip. It is not only a powerhouse of scenic beauty but also an entertainment zone with many casinos, theme parks, resorts and pubs. Christmas, here, is celebrated with a lot of pomp and grandeur.
Abaco Christmas Festival: A Christmas revelry that you cannot afford to miss. It is a perfect mixture of food and wine testing sessions, craft bazaars, live entertainment, firework display and many other exciting events.
Junkanoo Parade: A colourful festival that is celebrated around Christmas is a delight for your eyes. It is a street parade with the element of music, dance and vibrant costumes that happens in most of the town of Bahamas.
How to get there: You can take a flight from Delhi to the capital city of Bahamas, Nassau via Frankfurt.
Places to Stay: Grand Isle Resort & Spa, The Cove Eleuthera, Kamalame Cay, Sky Beach Club
So, this December, say no to hot chocolate and say yes to Popsicle by simply visiting these beautiful Christmas destinations of the world.