Christmas market in Regensburg
Underrated Holiday Destinations To Visit Around The World
Nicknamed the "Danish Capital of America," this town is full of Danish tradition. Christmas is the best time to visit, as the iconic Julefest takes place.
Solvang, California
After the Julefest Parade, get cozy sipping a coffee with butter cookies at one of the local cafes. Kids will love the thematic gnome hunt adventure and evening candlelit tours.
This historic gem boasts a medieval Old Town with cobblestone streets, a scenic Aura River promenade, many superb museums, and an imposing 13th-century castle.
Turku, Finland
During the holidays, the city hosts several Christmas markets. Take part in an elf run, meet Santa, catch a traditional parade, and see the symbolic declaration of Christmas Peace.
This beautiful town fuses Italian and German heritage. In winter, the Dolomites’ peaks are covered in snow and Christmas cheer fills the town's elegant streets.
Merano, Italy
Sample local delights at the Christmas Market, relax in the warmth of the town's thermal baths, or take in the fresh air at the numerous mountain hiking trails.
This city boasts one of Europe's most epic Christmas markets, with over 180 wooden stalls selling local food, artisanal souvenirs, and deliciously warming drinks.
Wroclaw, Poland
The Christmas market comes with children-focused workshops, a carousel, and even a special "Children's House." Gnomes can be found everywhere around the city.
This eastern German hidden gem right on the Polish border is extremely cinematic, and during the holidays, Görlitz is at its most captivating.
Görlitz, Germany
The narrow medieval streets host a compact Christmas market, the Obermarkt square has a large skating rink, and a heated cabin nearby serves a welcoming punch drink.