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Surviving Christmas With Kids!

By on October 18, 2016

Traveling with kids can be a big challenge, even more so at Christmas time. Although Christmas sometimes means long lines and crowded venues, it can also mean a magical and inspiring family time. Check out our best kid-friendly Christmas destinations & start planning your trip!

Copenhagen, Denmark – The Danish capital is a combination of regal and cool, with grand palaces alongside plenty of children’s attractions. It is home to Tivoli Gardens, the world’s second-oldest amusement park. The park really comes to life at Christmas time, when the whole place is filled with twinkling fairy lights, and the rides and attractions are surrounded by a Christmas market with stalls selling crafts and treats. If you are lucky, you can meet Santa and his reindeers and ride some amazing rides while snacking on traditional sweets.

Christmas market with Ferris wheel on the Nytorv square, Denmark

Christmas market with Ferris wheel on the Nytorv square, Denmark

Amsterdam, NetherlandAmsterdam is an awesome destination for traveling with kids. Go visit Nemo, the interactive science museum, that is designed like a drowning ship in the harbor of Amsterdam. You can also visit Artis Royal Zoo for more fun with the young ones! The Zoo has an impressive aquarium, many animals that roan around in a natural habitat and even a huge section dedicated to Insects! At Christmas time you can visit Valkenburg for the amazing Christmas market, where you can see Santa’s residence.

Christmas fair Winterland held at Rembrandt Square, Amsterdam

Christmas fair Winterland held at Rembrandt Square, Amsterdam

London, England – There’s nothing more festive as London at Christmas time. There is an ice skating rink, a Christmas market, street theater, and of course – Hyde Parks’ winter wonderland is truly the most magical Christmas destination you can imagine. You can find a giant Farris wheel, a magical ice kingdom and a Christmas circus.

Leicester square traditional fun fair, London

Leicester square traditional fun fair, London

Rome, Italy Rome is always enchanting, especially in Christmas time. Visit Piazza Navona that will come alive with a spectacular market that features Christmas decorations, paraphernalia, statuettes, cribs, and nativity figurines. Have fun at the city’s Several ice-skating rinks and check out Rome‘s biggest toy store – Little Big Town.

St. Peter Basilica at Christmas in Rome, Italy

St. Peter Basilica at Christmas in Rome, Italy

Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland – For a true white Christmas, visit Finland, where you will explore the magical Santa Claus Village! This is Santa’s original home town, where you can see Santa’s post office and his elves. In addition to that, there are countless amazing activities to do with the kids – you can visit the Moomin World, Väski Adventure Island, and much more.

The Santa Park

The Santa Park

 

If you liked this article you may also be interested in reading our latest winter inspired articles:

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