During the winter holidays, many Russians prefer a vacation trip to traditional idleness. All that remains is to choose a suitable place: exotic islands, snow-covered Europe or a ski resort in the Moscow region can become them.
You can only see the real northern lights, whisper the most cherished New Year's wish in Santa's ear and ride a reindeer sleigh only in Lapland. The fabulous atmosphere of this place will be felt not only by children, but also by adults, who can also go to the numerous ski resorts nearby: Saariselku, Ruka or Ylläs, and there are also unusual ice hotels for the most frost-resistant.
Probably, everyone at least once dreamed of being on the sunny coast during the cold Russian winter. Beach lovers, depending on the budget for the holidays, can go to the distant Maldives, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Thailand or Vietnam.
For an unforgettable New Year's Eve, you can go to romantic Paris, mysterious Prague or another European capital. With a well-designed itinerary in one trip, you can easily include a visit to several cities and choose the most pleasant one for you to celebrate the New Year.
If you do not have a passport or you just want to stay within Russia, go to Veliky Ustyug, to the real homeland of Santa Claus. Rest in a wonderful pine forest, a visit to the residence of Santa Claus and fun festive festivities will return you a forgotten feeling of childhood and give you new strength for the whole year ahead.
Alpine ski resorts in Moscow and the Moscow region can become an alternative to foreign ski resorts. Snowy slopes and various tracks await all winter sports lovers in such parks as Sorochany, Yakhroma, Shukolovo or Stepanovo.