When we were young, many of us grew up reading the holiday classics, like How the Grinch Stole Christmas and The Nutcracker on Christmas eve. After setting up a generous helping of cookies and milk by the fire for Santa (and several carrots for Rudolph, of course), our heads hit the pillow and we curled up in bed. Visions of sugar-plums and beautifully-wrapped presents under the tree truly danced in our heads as we dreamt this magical night away. I don’t know about you, but I longed to be the Sugar Plum Fairy and live out the festive dream forever, in real life (in a sparkly tutu, obviously). If you were in the same boat as me, these real-life Christmas villages to visit will make you believe in fairy tales.
This holiday season, if your wanderlust is calling, you should most definitely listen to it in the name of the Christmas spirit. From festive markets spotlighting seasonal treats, carolers serenading passersby on quaint street corners, white lights glistening everywhere you look, and fun holiday activities, these destinations looked like they popped up straight out of a storybook. Grab your main girlfriends, and get planning ASAP, because the holiday cheer and mulled wine await!