5 Classic Holiday Destinations for the Festive Season

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Are you planning for an unforgettable trip during the holiday season? Despite the abundance of destinations that are certainly going to swoon you with their festive charm, Azyaamode narrows down 5 classics that could never let you down. Check them out!

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

Lapland, Finland
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First on this list is Lapland, which is the residence of Santa Claus. This destination should be on the bucket list of every festivity enthusiast, whether old or young. Well, needless to say, there is nothing more festive than visiting the home of the big old man who comes each year bearing gifts for everyone!

Basel, Switzerland
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Although every city in Switzerland bears a certain seasonal cheer during the festive season, Basel takes things to new heights with its two markets – one located in Barfüsserplatz, and the other in Münsterplatz. And amidst the charm of the twinkling lights, you can enjoy shopping loads of handmade goods and festive treats.

London, United Kingdom
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The festive season is timelessly magical in London. In fact, this city has been known for its festive charm and its decorated Georgian townhouses since forever. From enjoying the perfect afternoon tea to spending a whole day – or maybe more – gift shopping and gliding around the frozen 18th-century courtyard of Somerset House, you’re in for a real festive experience.

Málaga, Spain
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This city goes all out for the holidays. Get ready to enjoy the lights along Calle Larios, festive markets, nativity scenes and free concerts at Plaza de la Constitución. And for those who are passionate about dancing, the Verdiales Music Festival is luckily the biggest attraction of the season, as this regional flamenco dance is what it’s all about!

Paris, France
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Have you thought that this list could be complete without Paris? Of course not! This magical city has so many festive activities in store for its visitors. From the charming light installations on the Champs-Elysées to its pop-up markets, ice skating rinks and of course, its one-of-a-kind shopping experiences, this place comes alive even more during the holiday season.
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