10 Family-Friendly Holiday Ideas

September is traditionally known as the “first month of Christmas” for most Filipinos and what better way to kick off the holiday planning than to lay out your vacation destination? Check out some of out suggested family holiday ideas to help you get started! Hear the Christmas Eve mass Vatican City Catholics from all over […]

  • November 13, 2019

September is traditionally known as the “first month of Christmas” for most Filipinos and what better way to kick off the holiday planning than to lay out your vacation destination? Check out some of out suggested family holiday ideas to help you get started!

Hear the Christmas Eve mass
Vatican City

christmas mass

Catholics from all over the world flock to the Vatican for this memorable service, lead by the Pope himself. Book your tickets in advance to experience the Pope’s readings, blessings and prayers.

Eat to your heart’s content
Provence, France

provence dessert

A traditional Provencal Christmas Eve meal usually includes a selection of desserts such as fruit confit, white nougat, yule log cake and French gingerbread. Also known as Thirteen Desserts, it’s a sweet symbol for the Last Supper, prosperity and harvest abundance.

Go shopping at Christkindlmarkt
Germany

christkindlmarkt

The country is home to numerous Christmas markets: there’s Marienplatz in Munich; the oldest Christmas market in Dresden; and the one held in palace grounds in Berlin. Don’t forget to get a cup of gluhwein as you explore the stalls!

See the world’s first Christmas tree
Tallinn, Estonia

christmas tree

Let Tallinn’s old town take you back in time – specifically, back to 1441, back when the first Christmas tree was built. Walk along the cobblestoned streets, shop at the Christmas market or learn how to skate at an outdoor ice rink.

Catch the Christmas Eve sunset
Bali, Indonesia

tanah lot sunset

Drop by the island temple of Tanah Lot for the best sunset view and listen to the gamelan, a traditional bronze percussion played by the locals. The festive season can get crazy, but you can still catch pockets of peace with a side of huge waves – perfect for surfing enthusiasts!

Meet Santa Claus
Alaska, USA

santa claus lane

Want to experience a white winter during the holidays? Alaska is the place to be. Kids and kids at heart will have fun at the Santa Claus Lane, where you can feed Santa’s reindeer, meet the World’s Largest Santa Claus and snap a photo with Santa Claus himself.

Watch the Northern Lights
Tromso, Norway

tromso

The Arctic Circle offers stunning views of the Northern Lights between 6PM to 12MN, a memorable experience for travelers looking for an out of this world Christmas. While most hotels might be closing down for the holidays, there are a few who will stay open.

Follow the Three Kings Parade
Spain

three kings parade

Nothing like catching the full fiesta season! The Three Kings Parade is the culmination of the holiday festivities, featuring an colourful procession of well-decorated floats and a walking nativity.

Time to plan for Christmas! For bookings and inquiries, please email us at inquiry@travelwithaccess.com.

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