The Best Places to Spend Christmas

From New Mexico to New Zealand, a world of amazing Christmas celebrations awaits.

Zurich, Switzerland

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Why Go: In this compact Alpine city, a display of 12,000 crystal lights marks the season on November 21. Grab a heissi schoggi (hot chocolate) and explore the galleries on Rämistrasse, check out the Conelli Christmas Circus, or listen to a holiday concert in the Romanesque-style Grossmünster church.

Where to Stay: Set on the Sihl River, the Hotel Restaurant Helvetia has 16 rooms with Art Nouveau touches.

Don’t Miss: On the eve of December 19, children set candles afloat on the Limmat River near City Hall.

—Bree Sposato

The Best Places to Spend Christmas

Zurich, Switzerland

Why Go: In this compact Alpine city, a display of 12,000 crystal lights marks the season on November 21. Grab a heissi schoggi (hot chocolate) and explore the galleries on Rämistrasse, check out the Conelli Christmas Circus, or listen to a holiday concert in the Romanesque-style Grossmünster church.

Where to Stay: Set on the Sihl River, the Hotel Restaurant Helvetia has 16 rooms with Art Nouveau touches.

Don’t Miss: On the eve of December 19, children set candles afloat on the Limmat River near City Hall.

—Bree Sposato

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