Christmas Staycation – 7 Ideas How To Spend A Joyful Season
The Christmas season is always the most beautiful and magical time of the year. Everyone turns into a festive mood, everywhere you can hear Christmas songs, and cities show off their best Christmas lightings. But it´s also the time of mulled wine, hearty meals, and people want to spend some quality time with their loved ones! Traveling during this particular season can be stunning, visit other cities, especially, in Europe, with all their Christmas Markets, is such a fantastic experience! But what if you can´t travel for which reason ever? No worries! There are so many possibilities to have a perfect Christmas Staycation in and around your hometown!
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7 Ideas How To Spend Your Perfect Christmas Staycation
Enjoy this festive season, treat yourself, and spend some time with your friends and family. No time of the year is so joyful and magical! Below you´ll find a few but exciting ideas of what you can do while staying at home during the Christmas season!
1. Have A Hot Chocolate And Read A Book
You don´t need to go far to spoil yourself with hot chocolate and a good story. Stay at home, grab your favorite book, and make yourself feel cozy. Nothing is better to stay inside in the warmth when it´s cold and crisp outside.
And if you´re lucky, it´s snowing outside while you´re sitting in front of a fireplace! Wouldn´t that be wonderful?
Or what do you think about taking a book that you wanted to read the entire year but never had the time for it? Instead of staying at home, go to your favorite café and treat yourself! Or take your best friend or your Mom and try out a new one? Drink a hot tea, have a great chat about everything and nothing at the same time, and have a wonderful time with yourself or your loved ones!
2. Enjoy A Christmas Movie Night
Take your best friend or yourself and set up a movie night with all your favorite Christmas movies. Make yourself a hot chocolate, a mulled wine, delicious tea, lit up some candles, and enjoy the night staying at home.
Another option is to go to the cinema and have fun watching a good old or new Christmas movie. Every year, from Harry Potter, to Star Wars, or Last Christmas, the movie industry produces new, fun, exciting, or magical films that bring joy to the world.
3. Throw A Christmas Biscuits Baking Party
Invite your favorite people and prepare yourselves for the Christmas season with delicious biscuits and Christmas pastries. Listen to Christmas songs, and if you´re thirsty, you can heat some mulled wine and have a drink on a joyful Christmas time with your loved ones!
4. Go Outside And Enjoy A Winter day!
Do you feel a bit overwhelmed by all that Christmas stuff, or you´re not in the mood yet? Check out the areas nearby if you can find a place where you can escape all the Christmas fuss and enjoy a day outside in the snow! For example, Winterberg is about an hour and a half from Düsseldorf and is perfect for a day trip into the snow!
5. Explore Christmas Markets In Your Hometown
As soon as the season begins, also Christmas Markets pop up everywhere. Here in Düsseldorf, where I live, we have nine different Christmas markets alone in the city center. One for each day in the week. Traditional food, Christmas pastries, all kinds of handcrafted things, and even an icerink are waiting for you!
That´s why, go by yourself, or do a Christmas Markets hopping with your friends and soak in the Christmas mood, the atmosphere, the smell!
6. Discover Christmas Markets and Lights In Another City
Also, the neighborhoods around, and especially the cities everywhere, have beautiful Christmas Markets. To most of them, you can quickly go by public transport!
Especially here in Düsseldorf, there are so many more possibilities to visit other cities. Cologne, Duisburg, Essen, Münster, and many more have beautiful Christmas markets and other Christmas attractions worth discovering.
For instance, have you heard about the Christmas Market at the chocolate museum in Cologne? I think this will be something which I´d like to do this season!
7. Escape Your Christmas Staycation And Make A Weekend Trip
If you don´t want to stay at home but don´t want to travel too far either, what about a weekend trip to one of Europe´s most famous Christmas Markets*. Travel to the Christkindl Market in Nuremberg, or the Castle Neubrunn in Vienna? I also heart that the Christmas Markets in Danzig, Budapest, and Prague are lovely! Even London has a certain charm, not everyone´s cup of tea, but hey, at least, they try.
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These are a few ideas for having an exciting, relaxed, or fun time during the Christmas season. What are you doing for the most festive time of the year? Do you have more ideas or suggestions for a Christmas staycation? Tell me more in the comments below!