Replace snow with sand and claim your spot in the sun this December if a white Christmas doesn’t sound like too much fun. With a range of Christmas-specific holiday packages to sunny and warm places up for grabs, you can be looking forward to a great Christmas holiday. Allow us to inspire you by elaborating on Christmas festivities at these popular holiday destinations that promise both – the winter sun and the Christmas fun.

Thailand
The temperature averages around 25C, the oceans remain balmy and the December sun shines ever so brightly in Thailand, giving Britons a strong reason to continue their winter love affair with the land of many smiles. Enjoy the nightlong bustle at the Patong Beach’s many hotspots, discover the gems of underwater life at Ao Nang Beach in Krabi or participate in one of the many Christmas-specific dining and partying events in Bangkok for a Christmas filled with tropical treats.

Australia
If you don’t see yourself digging up your car from under the snow on Christmas and instead picture a barbecue dinner at a golden-sand beach under the royal blue skies, book your tickets for Australia now. The temperature hovers around a pleasant 24C, making it absolutely enjoyable to discover the many outdoor attractions in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide. Don’t want to miss the traditional touch to the festival? Participate in carol recitations under the shade of a Eucalyptus tree.

Miami, USA
Forget snow and sleigh bells, and be a part of the unending parties under the warm sun in Miami, USA. The trees decorated in Christmas colours, Santa cameos at lunches and dazzling light displays around the city point to Christmas being a grand affair. From tree-lighting ceremonies to boat parades, and from vibrant South Beach parties to entertaining music and dance events, Christmas is the time when Miami puts on quite a show for visitors.

Cancun, Mexico
Raise your glasses to the Christmas spirit and the toasty temperatures, circling around 25C in Cancun, Mexico. Dotted with a range of luxurious resorts that organise grand, Christmas-centric events, Cancun is where you can say Hello to a bright yellow Christmas instead of the unpleasant white one. The city’s downtown is one of the best lit areas and the Christmas spirit is most palpable here. A series of events, including choir performances by leading singers, are organised in the Kukulkan Plaza from 20th December to 31st December to mark Christmas and the New Year. One cannot miss Los Posadas, nine days of candlelight processions organised around the Christmas time for an authentic encounter with the city’s culture and traditions.

Dubai
Leave your sweaters at home and make a move to Dubai, the glittering Emirati boasting attractive 25C of average temperature for the month of December. You can hit the beach or work on your New Year tan sure to make your friends very jealous or you can participate in one of the many Christmas events that create a buzz in the city. Many restaurants in the city come up the festival specific dishes and discounts, the streets are lit up and several tree-lighting events are held across the city, with the most popular one happening in the Irish Village. The churches in the city also hold festive congregations, with St. Mary’s in Oud Metha being the popular choice of people.

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