Dreaming of a White Christmas (with Bucket List Buddy)
You know the song - ‘I’m dreaming of a white Christmas…’
We may live in Australia, and celebrate Christmas by the beach with a plate full of delicious prawns and an ice cold beer, but that doesn’t mean we don’t fantasise about a classic white Christmas every once in a while!
If you skip over to Bucket List Buddy’s Instagram, they’re looking at allllllll things White Christmas, so we’ve teamed up with them to bring you a list of the best places to celebrate a White Christmas:
Did you know that in Finland, you can stay in a transparent igloo that allows you to watch the starry arctic sky while the snow falls peacefully around you? The Golden Crown igloos feature electrically heated non-fogging glass, air conditioning, a small kitchen, shower and toilet, a wi-fi connection and motorised beds, which you can adjust to the desired position for watching the northern lights or sleeping.
Is there anything more picturesque than Central Park with a fresh layer of snow, or walking among the festively decorated brownstone buildings of Greenwich Village? No, the answer is definitely no. New York has something exciting, and always over the top festive, about it, that makes a White Christmas in the City a dream!
There’s a couple of reasons why Christmas in Istanbul is a brilliant idea - the streets appropriately decorated with some AMAZING decorations, with Christmas trees and tinsel galore, which makes it perfectly picturesque. But also, Turks don’t celebrate the birth of Christ, so on the 25th, all shops and attractions are open as usual! No trying to organise your itinerary around the closing of everything on Christmas Day.
Christmas in London has everything that you could want - ice skating, Winter Wonderlands, the Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree, traditional Christmas Carols, Christmas movies at pop-up cinemas, gingerbread cabins, and plenty of markets to get your Christmas shopping done at! In fact, there’s over 101 things to do around Christmas time in London!
Amongst the Christmas markets, and the ice skating, on Christmas Eve, at around 7pm, the Christmas tree in every city is lit for the first time and the whole family gathers to sing Christmas carols. “Silent Night, Holy Night,” written and performed for the first time on December 24th, 1818, by Josef Mohr and Franz Gruber in the Austrian village of Oberndorf, is still the favorite Christmas carol.