Whether you want to embrace fluffy white snow, or head to a sandy beach, traveling during holiday break can be an incredibly rewarding experience. We’ve rounded up a few of the best spots to travel this winter to create lasting memories.

A great place to start if you’re thinking about a Christmas vacation is this list from Travel + Leisure. They have combined the best possible destinations from warm to cold and international to local. You’ll definitely catch a travel bug after looking through the incredible photos!

Expedia offers its advice on where to celebrate Hanukkah if you’re looking to get away for the eight-day celebration. On its list is Israel, New York and Rome. With choices like that, how can you go wrong?

While many major U.S. cities have their own Christkindlmarkts, nothing can beat the original in Munich, Germany. The traditional market is said to date back to the 14th century and now welcomes more than three million visitors.

If you’re looking to stay somewhat close to home, you can’t beat “the happiest place on earth!” Disneyworld is a great place to soak in the holiday spirit. From Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party to exploring holidays around the world at Epcot Center, the park oozes with holiday joy. An insider’s tip: if you’ve never been to Disney at this time of year, November is actually the best month to go. The holiday décor is up and the crowds are more manageable.

For the best Santa sighting, you’ll want to visit the world famous Santa Claus village in Rovaniemi, Finland. Along with seeing Santa, you can ride on a reindeer sleigh, get a postcard stamped at Santa’s post office and watch his elves at work.

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