If you’re not great at skating, you can book a lesson.
After whizzing around on the ice, warm up with a hot chocolate, a plate of poffertjes (mini pancakes), or a hearty pea soup.
The Mc Cormick Tribune Ice Rink in Millennium Park () is possibly the city's most famous.
But for skating with a view, try the Sky Rink at the Peninsula Hotel, which is four stories above Michigan Avenue ().
With temperatures averaging in the 50s and the smell of smoked turkey in the air, Atlanta is the perfect place for a southern Christmas celebration.
Some of its biggest attractions are open and waiting with surprises, while many of its restaurants serve traditional holiday fare with a downhome twist. Thank “SCUBA Claus” for the Gifts After Santa’s biggest night, he likes to blow off some steam in the South before returning to the North Pole.
The curved Skating Ribbon, which winds through Maggie Daley Park, offers a unique and stunning view of the city's skyline (). Browse the Holiday Windows It's the 47th anniversary of the State Street holiday windows in Chicago this year.
Related: Top Christmas Vacation Getaways Read on for our list, or skip ahead to your city of interest: Amsterdam; Atlanta; Chicago; Hong Kong; London; Melbourne; New York City; Paris; Philadelphia; Portland, Oregon; Prague; San Francisco; Tokyo; Toronto; Vancouver; and Washington, D. Amsterdam is positively low-key at Christmas, which makes it a relaxing place to be during this festive season.
At ARCLight Chicago, Landmark's Century Centre Cinema, and Show Place ICON at Roosevelt Collection there's a bar and elevated snacks on offer, making the experience feel extra-celebratory.
Between the mild temperatures and overflowing ads for end-of-year sales, Hong Kong may not be your first destination of choice for getting into the festive spirit.
You’ll find him downtown at the Georgia Aquarium, wearing a wetsuit and plunging into a 6.3 million–gallon tank, while hundreds watch from outside the glass.
Ol’ Saint Nick isn’t bothered in the least by the whale sharks and manta rays swimming around him in the world’s largest aquatic habitat; instead, he chats amiably with onlookers through a special waterproof microphone. Eat Some Southern-Smoked Turkey At Atkins Park Restaurant and Bar in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood, the hugely popular Christmas dinner menu includes a platter of smoked turkey, and not just any smoked turkey.
The Mozes & Aaronkerk (on Waterlooplein) has a multi-faith celebration with representatives from different religions (a priest, Buddhist monk, Islamic imam, and Jewish chazzan). Christmas Circus The beautiful Royal Carré Theatre stages the award-winning World Christmas Circus, uniting some of the world’s best circus acts in one child-friendly, spectacular seasonal show.