Make the year's best memories together
Your all-in-one guide on where to go, stay, and play this holiday season
Think back to your last holiday with your loved ones. Remember the big laughs and little misadventures you had? That sparkle in your kids’ eyes when they did something new? Or the family dinners that put a cozy feeling in your chest?
Beyond the must-sees and must-dos, it’s the people you travel with that make every trip picture-perfect. So, gather your favourite people. Let's plan a year-end vacation filled with scenic stays, breathtaking thrills, and unforgettable memories. Top recs below.
For festive cheer
If you’ve ever wanted to feel like a little kid again, traveler Fay H and her husband have a tip: meet Santa. He’s waiting for you in the Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi, home to husky safaris and the only Santa post office in the world.
Prefer bustling city centers? Indulge in the mulled wine and sweet treats at Christmas markets across Europe, and marvel at festive lights twinkling all over town. Check out traditional horse-drawn carriages and folk art at the Rynek Główny town square in Krakow, and some of Europe’s most dazzling light shows at St. Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest.
Get into the festive spirit
Make the merriest memories
For sunny beach days
Top tip: do something fun together. Rent a private boat for the day, go on a jet-skiing tour, or clock in some quality time at your all-inclusive luxury resort. You might just find a second family along the way, like traveler Mrs.Ramona did during her stay at Sheraton Fuerteventura.
Award-winning resorts in the Canary Islands
More sunny stays ahead
For city adventures
If you love culture, food, and sightseeing, these big cities have it all. Tour Gaudí's architectural masterpieces in Barcelona. Try award-winning street eats in Bangkok. Or find the fairytale-like Versailles Palace a few hours away from Paris.
Our top rec? Disneyland Paris. As traveler davazno1 says, “no review, photo, or video can do it justice.” Catch Christmas parades with iconic Disney characters decked out in their festive best, winter wonderland decorations, and nightly fireworks displays at the Sleeping Beauty Castle—or book a stay to take it all in. More traveler favorites below.