The holidays are officially upon us and what better way to immerse yourself in the spirit of the season than a trip to a destination that specializes in holiday festivity. From seemingly endless arrays of twinkling lights to sumptuous holiday meals and libations, from hand-crafted gifts to more traditional shopping, here is our list of the most festive places, all easily accessible by private jet travel, for some magical holiday cheer.
New York City
This destination needs little introduction. The city always dresses up in its finest for the holiday season and offers an unrivaled bonanza of shopping and entertainment. Don’t miss the department store windows in the midtown shopping district, ice skating at Rockefeller Center, tea at the Plaza Hotel or a horse drawn carriage ride through Central Park. To top off the experience add in a holiday show like the Broadway production of A Christmas Carol or New York City Ballet’s Nutcracker.
The historic Christmas Markets held in many cities and villages throughout Germany are becoming more and more popular as a pre-Christmas festive holiday expedition. You will feel you are in a fairytale amongst the ambiance of a traditional German Christmas market which pop up in December from Hamburg to Munich. Whichever city you decide to visit, you will find the famed plethora of handcrafted toys and gifts, including wood carvings, glassware and nativity scenes of all kinds. Christmas cakes and gingerbread abound accompanied with traditional regional ciders and hot chocolate. For a smaller market, we suggest Dresden, the oldest Christmas Market in Germany dating from 1434 and boasting its famous Dresden Kristollen (Christmas cake). Or for a true Bavarian experience, and a more metropolitan atmosphere with multiple markets, charter a private jet and make a stop in Munich.
Travel to the far north in your comfortable private jet to a land of real winter wonder. Reykjavik fires up the Christmas spirit early at the end of November when they light the town’s Christmas tree at Austurvoller Square. Reykjavik oozes with holiday festivity, from beautifully lit decorations to festive feasts, carol singing and more. There is also a Christmas Market filled with vendors selling holiday gifts, mulled wine and public holiday performances. Head to the Christmas exhibition at the Reykjavik City Museum to get a further dose of Nordic holiday culture, fried bread and all.
Taos, New Mexico
If southern climes are more to your liking, jet down to Taos, New Mexico. Here you will experience yuletide festivity of another sort, reflecting Hispanic and Native American influences of the region. There is even an official name for the Christmas season here, “Yuletide in Taos.” Check the Yuletide in Taos website to see the many festivals and events: http://bit.ly/1ydibUn
Tucked in the mountains of Northern New Mexico, you will be surrounded by snow covered pine trees and beautiful mountain vistas. A ski vacation as well for those so inclined- hit the slopes at one of the four mountain resorts that serve the Taos area.
London bursts with holiday cheer. From Covent Garden to Buckingham Palace, the city and people of London show off their love of the holiday season with loads of festive décor and yuletide festivities. The city looks truly magical and offers activities of all kinds including ice skating and holiday concerts. Of course, lots of shopping to be had in London as well, whether Oxford Street or Kings Road or something in between, there is a shopping district to suit everyone’s fancy in London. Travel over the “pond”, as they say, has never been easier when chartering your own private jet for comfort, privacy and convenience.
Happy Holidays from all of us at Solairus!
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