30 Ways to Have the Best Christmas Ever, Anywhere in the World

If you’re one of those people who wishes it was socially acceptable to hang your stockings the day after Halloween, you just might be head over heels in love with Christmas. Who doesn’t enjoy giving and receiving gifts, trimming the tree and singing carols around a warm fire?

Even non-Christians love Christmas and in almost any country you visit you can find ways to enjoy the holidays. Here are 30 fun ways to celebrate the Yuletide season no matter where you are in the world:

Rio De Janiero, Brazil

Home of the world’s largest floating Christmas tree, Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon in Rio attracts thousands of people each year to witness the festive tree lighting.

The 278-foot tall tree is adorned with more than 3 million lights and 75 miles of illuminated tubing.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Spending Christmas in a Muslim country doesn’t mean you’ll be without holiday cheer.

Enjoy a Christmas brunch spread at the luxurious Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi and treat yourself to their famous Palace Cappuccino which is sprinkled with 24 K gold flakes.

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Leonid Andronov / Shutterstock.com

Jukkasjarvi, Sweden

Spend your holiday pretending to be Elsa from Frozen and treat yourself to a night in Sweden’s famed ice hotel. Enjoy a dogsled ride, take in the ice sculptures and wake up to a traditional Swedish breakfast in your icy abode.

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