If you fancy something even more exotic, no one does Christmas vacation ideas like they do in Kenya. From the 24th onwards it’s a non-stop party with home-made delicacies, plenty of local moonshine and a Christmas goat all on the menu, while musicians entertain the crowds, who are all dressed in their finest, for three whole days at least.
Or, if it’s winter sun and a touch of magic you’re after, then head to Mexico, with Christmas markets (or puestos), processions and piñatas all on offer. Legend has it that the poinsettia flower became an integral part of Christmas imagery when a young Mexican boy had nothing to offer one Christmas except a green branch he found on the ground. The other children laughed, but when he placed it near the manger in the nativity scene, a big red star-shaped poinsettia flower bloomed out of the branch.
So if you fancy a change of scenery one Christmas, or even a break with tradition, why not check out one of Responsible Travel’s inspiring Christmas vacation ideas and experience one to remember.