Santa will not help you to find the best places to spend New Years and Christmas but we will. Santa will be busy delivering the gifts.
“When the world is same, try to be different,” said an anonymous person that even Google can’t find. So why should your X-Mas be about Turkeys, Trimmings and the Snowmen? It can be different and this year you should make it different. Leave your tacky Christmas Sweaters behind. Forget about the big feast. Go out and head the road because we have found the perfect reason for you to do just that. Let this New Year and Christmas be a bit different, so spend it by trying these alternate ways to enjoy your festive season
Best Places To Spend New Years and Christmas…
—Surfing in Hawaii
Hawaii is all about surfing, waves and beautiful beaches. With Christmas and New Year around the corner, it is good to plan early. So stop huddling around the hearth and hit the waves instead like a lot of Hawaiins do. Visit Hawaii and see for yourself where everyone heads for swells of more than 30 feet. From professional world-class surfers to amatuers and first timers everyone is enjoying themselves. If you are not into surfing then Honolulu has something for you. Honolulu’s annual City Lights event brings Rockefeller Center kind of mood to Hawaii. Like brash decorations, a brightly lit tree, and carols. Whether you end up surfing or stuffing your tummy, you can still squeeze in few hours of post-Christmas dinner sunbathing.
— An Antarctic cruise for Christmas and New Year
Christmas and New Year in Antarctica? Really? Why? Surprised or shocked? But why not? Imagine celebrating Christmas and New year with penguins, elephant seals and the Antarctic summer in full swing. Glaciers shed ice with an echoing roar and waterways are alive with feeding and breaching whales. Zodiacs take you on a once in a lifetime experience of whale watching cruises while being in the company of glorious icebergs. The near-midnight sun powers an explosion of life. A truly memorable way to celebrate Christmas and start your new year! For the festive season lovers, if weather permitting, go and hike on Winter Island and build a snowman at an old British Antarctic Survey hut.
—Christmas and New Year Safari in Namibia
Imagine the sheer job of celebrating two of the biggest festivals on this planet in the company of some of the Africa’s largest animals. The whole thing sounds exciting and ethereal. You can enjoy the views of the Etosha salt pan and drive through the magical red desert in the far south. You will forget your mince pies and wintry walks and will love this festive adventure. The desert safari is far better experience than a walk in the wintery chill. For festive season lovers, you will find tradiotnal festive treats an experience worth reliving again and again. Visit the bars in the capital Windhoek and enjoy the warm glühwein in the scorching summer weather.
—Fake snow and Christmas lights in Hanoi:
The world may take a break on Christmas but Hanoi doesn’t. Despite Christmas being a foreign holiday in Vietnam, it is celebrated with much fanfare. Everyone gets into the festive spirit, streets are lit with Christmas lights and tacky decorations, fake snow is splashed everywhere to get that X-mas feeling, and snowmen are lit up outside every shop. People in Vietnam just need an excuse for a party t0 thoroughly enjoy themselves. Celebrating Christmas and New Year is the best excuse. The city comes alive with festivities in December.
—Tango in Buenos Aires:
It takes two to tango, they say. So either you bring in a partner or search for one in the Buenos Aires. The city is so full of Tango and it is an experience that you can’t miss. Christmas celebrations start early in the city, in the first week of December. But it is the Christmas eve when you have to be in the town for an exhillarating experience. The main day of celebration and the highlight is the Tango Show. For the festive season lovers, New Year fireworks in Buenos Aires are unparelled. Local population prefer to arm themselves with rockets, and with a Do It Yourself approach, they spend the night lighting up the city sky. Find yourself a safe place, look up to the night sky and be amazed by the stunning visuals.
—A four-week festive party in Fiji:
Fiji is renowned for its sandy white beaches. But there is something that you may not know. Each major religion in Fiji has a public holiday dedicated to it which reflects the country’s diversity. And Fijians don’t celebrate Christmas like the North Pole inhabitants do. The whole Christmas festivities last 4 weeks. It begins two weeks before the big day and continues for 2 weeks after it. The local communities gather together to decorate their villages and perform ritual dances. Feasts are prepared in a traditional way which includes garlic chicken, Cassava and Palusami. If you do end up in Fiji, make sure to reach out to the Santa who operates around the beaches, handing out presents from his sleigh, which remembles a speedboat more than a sleigh.
—Beach Vibes in Syndey:
How about escaping the frostiness of the North Pole winter this year? Instead head to the warmer South Pole, Sydney to be specific, and bathe in the summer sunshine. For once replace the gut-busting roast dinner with the —unusual for northerners— barbeque. And come mid-afternoon, add to it, Sydney’s excellent surfing. Now that is a great way to spend your Christmas and New Year. And on the New Year, enjoy the electrifying fireworks from the Sydney Opera House without the need to cover yourself in layers to fight off the midnight chill.