December is an exciting month for the whole world, with almost everyone preparing for year-end celebrations and holidays with family and friends. Many plan their Christmas holiday to international destinations to enjoy the festivities around that time. 

It is so much fun! The entire vibe of packing and planning the itinerary and making plans, picking outfits. However, many people are unsure as to where to go? They might be confused between places to choose, to trying to factor their budget or looking for the closest New Year and Christmas holiday destination from India.

If you are one of them, we have best places to spend Christmas and New Year around the world.

Here is a List of some of the Best Places to Visit in December in the World

You might think you know all about Christmas and New Year celebrations, but the world will surprise you. There are amazing places to visit around the globe where festive celebrations, winter wonders, and cultural richness await.

Embark on a journey to any of these enchanting New Year and Christmas holiday international destinations. 


  • Bali, Indonesia
  • Singapore
  • Scotland, UK
  • Spain
  • Netherland

    Bali, Indonesia

Bali is one of the favourite international destinations to visit for the New Year on a budget. Known for its beautiful beaches and enthralling nightlife, Bali offers a whole different vibe during New Year. It holds some of the most extravagant music festivals, events and New Year parties to welcome the upcoming year.

The pleasant weather, allows travellers to explore the island without dealing with extreme heat. Bali's stunning beaches, such as Kuta, Seminyak, and Nusa Dua, become even more inviting with the pleasant December weather. This is an important reason why it is one of the best countries to Visit In December.

You can stay at The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali, a Club Mahindra affiliate property and enjoy your mornings soaking in the sun or surfing at the Nusa Dua Beach. 

  • Singapore

Singapore is one of the top places to visit outside India with family in December. There are tons of places to visit and things to do in Singapore. During the festive week of Christmas and New Year, you can experience the exhilarating fireworks and enjoy the hustle and bustle on the streets as well. 

Singapore transforms into a sparkling wonderland during December, adorned with festive decorations and dazzling lights. Orchard Road, in particular, becomes a stunning display of Christmas lights and decorations, creating a festive and joyous atmosphere.

What makes Singapore one of the most famous places to visit outside India in December are the spectacular New Year's Eve celebrations, including fireworks displays at Marina Bay.

Consider staying at PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road, Singapore - a Club Mahindra affiliate resort in Singapore as it is well connected to some famous tourist spots.

  • Scotland, UK


Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city, is definitely worth being in the list of places to spend Christmas around the world. During Christmas, you can enjoy the traditional celebrations of Christmas shopping and exploring the city during the festivities.

While it is not an entirely unconventional choice of holiday places outside India for Christmas, it doesn't get too crowded either. 

Not only Christmas but its New Year celebrations also makes it one of the best countries to visit in December. It hosts a 3-day event during New Year with plenty of music concerts, shows and mesmerising fireworks.  

  • Spain

For everyone who wants to spend their Christmas holiday at international destinations should visit Spain. It transforms into a land of celebration during Christmas and New Year. It is very popular as one of the top International Destinations to visit for the New Year and Christmas.

The 6-day-long celebration is extravagant, to say the least. From lively carnivals to an explosion of colours and rich cultural traditions, this period of revelry is nothing short of extraordinary, making this one of the most sought after New Year and Christmas holiday destination from India.

You can book yourself at Holiday Club Playa Amadores Resort, a Club Mahindra affiliate resort in Spain, to enjoy a comfortable stay while you explore Spain's picturesque roads and beaches. 

  • Netherlands

Famously known for its city Amsterdam, Netherlands, offers the perfect fusion of cultural heritage and vibrant lifestyle, making it one of the top international destinations to visit in Christmas

What also makes it one of the best places to spend Christmas around the world are its 

Christmas markets, light festivals and the beautifully adorned Christmas tree in Dam Square. Christmas celebrations start a month in advance in Amsterdam, with the city square being lit up.

In the Netherlands, New Year's Eve, known as "Oud en Nieuw," is a lively celebration filled with traditions. At midnight, the sky comes alive with dazzling fireworks, lighting up the country with vibrant colours. This is what makes it one of the best countries to visit in December.

Some major cities host outdoor countdown parties, where people gather in public squares for live music and festivities, eagerly counting down to the exciting moment when the New Year begins.

Celebrating Christmas and New Year outside India is an experience in itself. With so many countries to visit in December, choosing a single destination is difficult. 

Thanks to our list provided above, you now have some of the best New Year and Christmas holiday destination from India to choose from.

With the year-end right around the corner, you should take your pick soon!

About Club Mahindra

Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.

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