To coin a rather over-used old phrase, Christmas is a magical time for children. And as much as the phrase may have fallen into cliche territory, there is an awful lot of truth in it. Christmas is exciting at any age, and for those young enough to still believe that Santa is the one responsible for all those exciting gifts in their Christmas stockings and under the Christmas tree, the festive season is yet more wonderful.
If you want to really embrace the Christmas spirit and take your children somewhere where they can really enjoy the run up to Christmas, there are plenty of places to do just that. Reindeer rides through the snow, late-night walks through festive markets, ice-skating beneath buildings lit with millions of twinkling lights, all these things are sure to help make Christmas dreams come true..
Perhaps the number one spot on many a child’s Christmas wish list is Lapland, which according to legend is the true home of Santa Claus. Children’s Christmas trips to Lapland are increasingly popular, with the youngsters able to take reindeer rides, meet Santa, and indulge in other such Christmas-y pursuits. For older children who may have begun to be a little dubious about the existence of Santa, a great city to visit in the run up to Christmas is Vienna, the capital city of Austria. When it comes to hotels Vienna can offer many that are child-friendly, and a hotel in this magical city will be a great base for the family to explore the treats that Vienna holds. Winter markets, beautiful Christmas lights displays set the scene while ice-skating, tobogganing and skiing are all top activities for families in Vienna during the winter months, and staff at hotels in Vienna can advise on the best places to go and things to see. Vienna is a wonderful place to be during the run up to Christmas, and it’s not just the young members of the family who will appreciate this scenic and cultural city.