With a lot happening around the world, Christmas is an exciting and joyous time to be with family and friends and make the most of holiday festivities. If you want to know how the world’s most glamorous cities/countries gear up for ushering Christmas, you’ll find the following information useful:

New York

With the major city attractions being transformed into winter wonderlands, there’s plenty to feel jolly about in NYC during the Christmas season. The Christmas lights beautify all major neighbourhoods and the feeling of merriment can be felt in the air. An array of Christmas markets further the festive cheer by presenting opportunities to shop for Christmas decor and gifts. If you are going to be in New York around the Christmas this year, you can look forward to a good time at Gingerbread Lane on display at the New York Hall of Science, catch the Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show with your family or attend the famous lighting ceremonies at the beautiful Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Singapore

If a sunny Christmas in Asia is on your mind, the tiny nation of Singapore is your best bet. You might not see snow and reindeer but extravagant and mesmerising Christmas decorations find their way to all major tourist spots in the country. The iconic Orchard Road, Gardens by the Bay and the Universal Studios Singapore are just few of the places where dazzling light displays, musical performances, and spectacular fireworks thrill visitors. Some of the best Christmas events to attend in Singapore this Christmas include Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay, the Great Christmas Village at the Orchard Road as well as Christmas at Art and Science Museum, Marina Bay. For a hearty Christmas feast, make your way to Capella Singapore, Alley on 25 at Andaz or Edge at Pan Pacific Singapore.

London

Christmas calls for a grand celebration in London and the whole city participates wholeheartedly. From Christmas shopping to Christmas decorations to Christmas events, there’s a lot going on in every nook and corner. For iconic Christmas light displays in the city, make sure you check out Carnaby Christmas lights, Oxford Street Christmas lights, Regent Street Christmas lights and Covent Garden Christmas lights. The most stunning Christmas trees are set at Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square, St Pancras as well as The Connaught. To be part of the Christmas cheer, enjoy a stroll at some of the very dazzling Christmas markets including the Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park, Southbank Centre Winter Market, Christmas By The River at London Bridge City as well as Leicester Square Christmas market. High tea is intrinsic to any true celebration in London, and Christmas is no exception. Grab a cup at Christmas-specific events at Inter Continental London Park Lane, Royal Lancaster London or The Connaught and don’t forget to taste a range of delectable Christmas cakes and cookies at these places.

Australia

As the UK envelops in the blanket of snow, Aussies welcome the shining sun and soaring temperatures, making Australia one of the best places in the world for witnessing a sunny Christmas. There are a number of things that can be done and experienced in Australia around Christmas, starting right with Christmas Wonderland at Sydney Showgrounds, David Jones Christmas Parade in Brisbane, Santa’s Christmas Carnival in Perth as well as Santa’s Workshop in Adelaide. If none of these seem exciting, pack your beachwear and head to Bondi Beach to be part of one of the greatest Christmas beach parties in the world, featuring great music, sumptuous food and hours of beach time.

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