Pure Christmas emotion.Christmas is made to be enjoyed with children.
Only then can we recreate the true emotion of these dates, and that contagious enthusiasm that fills everything with smiles and anticipation. Therefore, we propose ten plans (sorry: ten flat!) In which they are the protagonists … but that, in the end, will make happy every family thanks to its powerful festive spirit, that which brings us back to our own childhood.
New York, the eternal classic. Decades of unforgettable films about the parties in the Big Apple have shaped our idea of Christmas, as there, nowhere. Luminous, grandiloquent, full of traditions and innovation, the city boasts one of the tallest Christmas trees in the world, the Rockefeller Center, whose crown is crowned with Swarovski crystals. In addition, it has several ice rinks in which to spend a perfect afternoon, among them those of the Rockefeller itself or that of Central Park (in the photo); the showcase is decorated with a profusion of the most striking, there are concentrations of Santa Claus … New York breathes Christmas!
Sierra Nevada (Granada, Spain)
Almost 3.5 kilometers of route surrounding the Mulhacén, the highest peak of the peninsula. That’s what the night track of the Sierra Nevada, the River, offers, especially at this time. If the snowfall has been generous, it will also be available the Maribel track, which runs parallel to this, but higher. But skiing is not everything that this station offers: for the little ones there are concerts, children’s workshops, and incandescents in the snow, storytellers … and even the Three Kings’ Cavalcade, who arrive, like Santa Claus, sliding down the mountain!
The Making of Harry Potter (London, United Kingdom)
London dazzles the elderly at Christmas, but even more so at the children There we propose a visit to The Making of Harry Potter, the Warner studios where the eight films of the saga were made for ten years, turned into a permanent exhibition. You can stroll down Diagon Alley, sit in the great Hall of Hogwarts and, of course, wait on platform 9 and ¾. However, this is not the only surprise that awaits children in the capital of the United Kingdom …
Disneyland Paris (Paris, France)
The infallible magic of the Disney characters, the recreation of a fantasy-tailored world and the contagious sense of good vibes of the kids are the epitome of the perfect Christmas holidays. Disneyland Paris awaits you a huge tree, the “magic lights of Mickey”, several gigantic horseback rides and new shows, among which are sing to me a Christmas carol, the incredible Christmas of Goofy, with amazing special effects, and a sing-along of , of course, Frozen, the fairytale king of winter.
A thin layer of snow Quebec carpet, one of the best destinations to spend the holidays according to CNN and USA Today. There, lights and decorations cover everything, turning the historic center into a perfect little village that seems to be taken from Charles Dickens’ Tale of Christmas. Among the attractions, a large Christmas market inspired by those of German lands; a New Year’s Eve party that spreads through all the streets of the city; a cavalcade of giant toys; several workshops in museums … and, above all, Festi Lumière, a children’s circuit that runs through a forest where they have installed luminous marine animals, sledges, inflatable games and where to warm up around the many bonfires!
Bruges seems, in itself, a Christmas decoration, so during this time, its charm can only increase exponentially. There, the whole family can practice ice skating, enjoy the coquettish Christmas market, taste the exquisite chocolates and sweets that are prepared for the occasion and most importantly: enter a fantasy world in the Ice Magic Hasselt, a festival of sculptures of snow and ice in which dreams seem close at hand.
Madrid dips with the kids at Christmas, preparing hundreds of fun and very creative activities. Yincanas, storytelling, musicals of characters adored by boys and girls, children’s theater … The classics, of course, are the Cavalcade of Kings, Christmas at the Price Circus -with acrobats, trapeze artists, clowns and other fabulous creatures- and the Salón of the Infantile and Juvenile Book, but, every year there are more and better proposals!
Mediterranean Cruise (France, Italy and Malta)
A story decoration, a lot of choirs, lively carols … In MSC Cruises Christmas is taken very seriously, with games for the little ones, art and craft workshops, gastronomic competitions, Christmas parades, disco … The Splendid MSC, which leaves Barcelona and passes through France, Italy and Malta, is one of our favorites. It starts on December 23 and returns on the 30th, with plenty of excursions available in each port that will enchant children, such as visits to aquariums or dolphin watching.
In the Arctic Circle, between snowy forests, ice rivers and northern lights that illuminate the sky, is Rovaniemi, the city of Santa Claus. But here we can not only embrace this beloved character, but there is the possibility of doing lots of activities with our sons and daughters with true Christmas flavor. You can visit the Huskies dog park, go on snowmobile trips or reindeer sleighs, drink something hot among the fun snow sculptures of Snowman World (and sleep in an ice hotel!) And, above all, visit Santa Park, where elves prepare world Christmas without rest.
We already know that Copenhagen is a safe bet for a perfect family trip. But at Christmas it is, directly, a must, above all, due to the overwhelming presence of the Tivoli amusement park. The place dates from 1834, and its setting boasts an elegant and romantic nostalgia that you will want to photograph continuously. Also, forget about music at full volume, poor thematic shows or crappy restaurants: the Tivoli Gardens possess the charm and distinction of royalty (in fact, it was King Christian VIII who ordered them built). At Christmas, it is decorated with the most beautiful Christmas market you have ever seen and proposes activities such as cake decoration in family, as well as offering exquisite decoration, several parades, carol choirs …