While Christmas is a time for family, you are certainly not limited to spending your holiday time at home. Sure there is a certain charm to having the traditional stay-at-home Christmas but why not do something different this year and check out a major city instead? Two great cities that have fantastic package deals from travel agents at this time of year are New York and London.
Best Christmas Vacations in New York City
The best Christmas vacations are on offer in New York. If your budget is tight, remember that it's not about how expensive the hotel is that you stay in, it's the people you're with, and New York is a great city to spend time in with your family.
Flexible packages allow you to find popular hotels that are centrally located and you'd be surprised at how good the deals are on some of them. Your travel agent might be able to get you hard to find tickets for Broadway shows, and there are plenty of free sightseeing attractions.
Meanwhile, Woodbury Common is a famed New York location, with great deals on your shopping, and plenty of outlets where you can buy great designer clothes. You can get out of the city for a day and do all your shopping there.
Back in the city, you can ask your travel agent to recommend and book restaurants in advance. There's plenty to check out at Christmas in New York, with the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and amazing store window displays. There's a Holiday Laser Light Show at Grand Central Terminal, a Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall, and the lighting of the World's Largest Menorah to name just a few events that are worth checking out. A best Christmas vacation may be easy to fund, as a lot of attractions are free or discounted by the travel agencies vying for your business.
Best Christmas Vacations in London City
If you want to have a vacation with plenty of culture, why not check out the best Christmas vacations to London City? You'll be lucky if you get to see snow but the London lights at Christmas will definitely be on in the world-famous West End. These lights are switched on from mid-November and attract people from far and wide.
The stores on London's Oxford Street and Regent Street are worth a visit, and window shopping to check out the great displays won't cost you a penny. Trafalgar Square has a huge Christmas tree, a gift given to the UK from Norway every year.
In the West End you will find plenty of theater, some of it serious, some of it not. There are many family friendly musicals. The British tradition of Pantomime Theater is an old one. British celebrities from soap operas and the fields of entertainment and show business frequently star in these seasonal “pantos".
The best Christmas vacations in London won't limit you to Christmas oriented culture: Why not check out the Tower of London, where British monarchs kept their prisoners for centuries? The buildings are hundreds of years old and guided tours provide history lessons. Indeed, you can go on many tours and receive a culture rich history lesson on a great best Christmas vacation in London.
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