White Christmas Holiday: 6 Magical Snowy Destinations (2019)

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Dreaming of a white Christmas holiday? Make your wishes come true with this list of magical Christmas destinations that’ll whisk you to winter wonderland in December!

You’ve seen how Christmas looks like in our beloved Christmas classic movies. Bright lights, warm drinks, and most importantly – the blankets of white, pristine snow. It’s unsurprising that a white Christmas is a dream for many. Well, get ready for your first Christmas miracle this December!

Here’s a list of the best white Christmas destinations to visit for a snowy fairytale holiday:

1. Lapland, Finland

White Christmas Lapland Finland
Photo by: Visit Rovaniemi

What better way to spend white Christmas than to visit Father Christmas himself? Rovaniemi is the capital of Lapland, and also the rumoured home of Santa Claus. Nicknamed Santa’s Village, the small town offers endless Christmas-themed activities from theme parks to ski resorts and even visits to Santa’s office! If you’re lucky, you’ll also catch glimpses of the enchanting Northern Lights across the Lapland skies.

Temperature: -3°C to -9°C
Where to stay: Berry Apartments, 5 Sivakkatie, Lapland, Lapland, Finland, 96100

2. Hokkaido, Japan

White Christmas Hokkaido Japan
Photo by: Hoshino Resorts

Skiing isn’t the only thing to do in Hokkaido! Being the snowiest place in Japan, Hokkaido transforms into a magical winter wonderland in Christmas. There’s a ton of festive events like light displays and even nature-themed experiences that’ll allow you to interact with real-life reindeers!

Temperature: -1°C to 6°C
Where to stay: JR Inn Sapporo-eki Minami-guchi, 1-10 Kita 3-jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Sapporo, Japan, 060-0003

3. Quebec City, Canada

White Christmas Quebec City Canada
Photo by: Travel + Leisure

Stroll down snowy cobbled walkways and dig into piping roasted chestnuts at Quartier Petite Champlain in Quebec City. Named by CNN as one of the top cities to spend Christmas in, Quebec City transforms into a nostalgic Christmas village with festive markets, skating rinks and more during the holidays. The French heritage of the city will also add a tinge of magical European air to your holiday!

Temperature: -10°C to -3°C
Where to stay: Best Western Plus Centreville City Centre Quebec, 330 De La Couronne, Lower Town, Quebec City (QC), Canada, G1K 6E6

4. Harbin, China

White Christmas Harbin China

You’ll definitely feel like you’re in an icy fantasy land at Harbin! Visiting during the Christmas season means you’ll be able to witness the annual Harbin Ice And Snow Festival, where you’re bound to be awed by the towering Christmas-themed ice castles and sculptures. Remember to stay warm though – the temperatures are known to get notoriously low. If you’re planning for a Harbin holiday, we’ve got you covered with the best Harbin itinerary guide here!

Temperature: -20°C to -9°C
Where to stay: Mercure Harbin Sofia Church, 92 Zhaolin Jie Daoli District, Daoli, Harbin, China, 150010

5. New York City, USA

White Christmas New York City USA

New York City is a dream destination all-year round, but come Christmas season, this concrete jungle transforms into a whole different kind of beauty. With sparkling decorations from grand department stores, enchanting skating rinks, light fluffy falling snow and more, New York City is definitely the holy grail of urban white Christmas wonderlands!

Temperature: 0°C to 7°C
Where to stay: Row NYC Hotel, 700 8th Avenue, New York NY, Times Square, New York (NY), United States, 10036

6. Vienna, Austria

White Christmas Vienna Austria

Laden with historic architecture and rich culture, you’ll feel like you’re in a romantic novel while spending Christmas in Vienna. Besides the charming Christmas markets in the city, you’ll also be able to attend Christmas balls held in grand ballrooms and watch theatrical Christmas classics at the iconic State Opera House. What a classy white Christmas!

Temperature: 0°C to 5°C
Where to stay: Novum Hotel Congress Wien am Hauptbahnhof, Wiedner Gürtel 34, 04. Wieden, Vienna, Austria, 1040

Ready to escape the heat for a white, snowy Christmas? Check out the latest flight and hotel promotions to secure the best holiday deals. Plus, you can enjoy additional 6% discount when you book with your YouTrip card on Agoda!

No matter where you pick for a white Christmas holiday, remember to bring along your YouTrip card to utilise YouTrip’s Wholesale Exchange Rates for favourable currency exchange rates!

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