Christmas at Walt Disney World; what more can you ask for? Experience the magic of Christmas in Orlando, Florida! Visit the enchanting Walt Disney World, where fairy lights adorn every corner, parades of beloved characters spread cheer, and Cinderella’s Castle shines in holiday splendor. Enjoy warm weather as you explore thrilling rides and festive decorations. The festive spirit is contagious and the weather in Orlando Florida in December is very pleasant – perfect for a summer Christmas.
Australia and South Africa’s Christmas Traditions are pretty much alike: Celebrating the summer holiday with lazy days at the beach. Fairy lights, Christmas markets, and Carols by Candle Light events, as well as schools having nativity plays form as early as the end of October and November. The traditional trifle is a firm favorite for after Christmas lunch, which usually includes some or all of the following: Ham / Gammon, Turkey, Leg of Lamb, salads, cherries, prawns, and much, much more.
South Africans love to braai with friends and family on Christmas Day and Christmas Eve is usually spent opening gifts around the Christmas tree. The Australian Barbeque is also a huge favorite this time of the year.
Watching the sunsets from the beach, enjoying sundowners in Campsbay, loving a braai at someone’s home, or just spending a lazy evening with some pretty spectacular views of sunsets: Christmas is a fun time here.
In South Africa, Adderley Street Cape Town is bumper-to-bumper traffic in the evenings with everyone heading out to see the Christmas lights.
Australia’s famous Bondi beach is packed during Christmas and a favorite spot to hang out for both tourists and locals.
The Deutsche Schule Melbourne hosts a German Christmas Market which is a mix of Australian and German Christmas market traditions in North Fitzroy, Australia.
Christmas trees decorated with tropical flowers, Santa Clause in shorts and with his surfboard next to him, festive lights at night and warm summer days, are what you can expect Christmas in Hawaii to be like. Shhhhh………It is said that Santa Clause “comes to Hawaii to warm up before Christmas starts at the North Pole”. Each year Hawaii plans special events in different towns to celebrate a Summer Christmas, like no other.
Mele Kalikimaka is such a lovely Christmas phrase to say – this video still explains it best:
If there is one thing you learn quickly when traveling abroad during Christmas, it is that actually, we are all very much alike.
All around the world people treasure that magical and special feeling that warms your heart during the time of Christmas.