Spectacular Winter Wonderlands To Consider Visiting This December

To increase your chances of seeing snow this December, why not travel to a destination that’s known for its cold weather? It’s the perfect way to get in the festive mood, which is exactly what you want on the countdown to Christmas! If you’re planning a last-minute getaway, here are a few breathtaking destinations you should consider visiting. These are all sure to give you a good dose of winter magic.

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Canada: Glacier National Park, British Columbia

There are seven National Parks in British Columbia, Canada, but Glacier National Park is the oldest. Located in the Columbia mountains, it’s made up of peaks, forests, and glaciers. Standing on the peak of Glacier Circle gives you full 360-degree views of this incredibly scenic landscape. It’s the type of place that you have to see to believe. Glades, alpine bowls, and icefields make it a skier’s dream (although if you’re planning on doing some winter sports, it’s important to have a good knowledge of avalanches. You’ll need to carry equipment such as avalanche transceivers, shovels, and probes for self-rescue just in case). But even if you’re not looking to ski or snowboard, there’s plenty to do on your visit. From hiking to wildlife watching to fishing to tours, it’s the perfect way to enjoy the snowy weather in pristine surroundings. When visiting Canada, don’t forget that you’ll need the right visa documentation to be able to enter the country. You can visit the Canada ETA site for more information if you’re unsure.

New York: New York City

It’s no wonder everyone flocks to New York over the festive season. It’s cold, snowy, and lit up with lights. You can go ice skating in Central Park, and there’s an epic new year party in Times Square. What’s not to love about that? Despite the hustle and bustle, New York is also considered a romantic city to visit, so this would be an especially perfect choice if you were looking for somewhere to go with your significant other.

Helsinki: Finland

The Finnish capital, Helsinki, is a fantastic place to consider if you’re looking for a hefty dose of snow. The first substantial snow of the year usually falls before Christmas. So whether you’re looking to visit the city over Christmas itself or earlier in December, you won’t be disappointed. After all, a destination dubbed ‘The Christmas City’ is always going to be ideal if you’re looking for festivity! The temperature may be cold, but you’ll feel warm and fuzzy inside while viewing the pretty decorations lighting up the shops and homes, and drinking warm mulled wine. Helsinki’s best shopping street – an ideal place to snag your Christmas gifts – is fully illuminated over the festive season. The shops actively try to outdo each other with their displays!
Three very different destinations, but each a magical winter wonderland that would be just perfect to travel to this December. So grab your passport, throw your warmest clothes into a case, and get going!
Will you be traveling this December?


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Hey, I'm Camille! I quit my life to travel the world in 2013 – and I haven’t stopped since! I have visited 40+ countries as a location-independent travel/lifestyle writer and digital marketer. I like hammocks, scooters, eating, and scaring my mother trying adventure sports! I was chosen as a top travel influencer by Influence.co, and have co-founded Helipad Marketing to help travel & lifestyle brands soar with killer online marketing.

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2 thoughts on “Spectacular Winter Wonderlands To Consider Visiting This December”

  1. Your detailed descriptions of each location were truly captivating and I can imagine how magical it would be to experience the holiday season in any of these locations.I especially appreciated the helpful tips you provided for travelers, including information on visa requirements and winter activities. It’s always great to have this kind of information at hand when planning a trip.

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