Christmas

Are there too many 'German' Christmas markets?

Are there too many 'German' Christmas markets?

These tourists’ favorites have steamed through Europe and beyond -- but now they risk losing their traditional heart
Wonderful, weird and wacky Christmas trees in China

Wonderful, weird and wacky Christmas trees in China

From Swarovski crystal to brand-new bikes, Chinese shopping malls spare no efforts when it comes to decorating Christmas trees
Sydney lights up for Christmas

Sydney lights up for Christmas

Landmarks and the harbor have been decorated for a very summery Christmas
The giant lanterns of San Fernando, Asia's Christmas capital

The giant lanterns of San Fernando, Asia's Christmas capital

In the Philippines, "parols" are as ubiquitous as Christmas trees. So what's the real story behind these stunning electric stars?
12 of the world's most spectacular Christmas trees

12 of the world's most spectacular Christmas trees

One's made from Lego, another from macaroons, and Brazil's big one floats. Yep, tree envy's gone global
7 ways to escape Christmas

7 ways to escape Christmas

Not a Noel fan? If you jump on a 24-hour flight or find a communist country, it could be over before you know it
10 most Christmassy destinations on the planet

10 most Christmassy destinations on the planet

If your Christmas is too often one of tacky decorations, over-cooked turkey and bitter family feuds, you may need to put the baubles back in the attic and plan a yuletide getaway
World's most glamorous Christmas store windows

World's most glamorous Christmas store windows

Best time of year for window shopping? You gotta be kidding? It's here
Christmas in Krakow: A holiday celebration like no other

Christmas in Krakow: A holiday celebration like no other

With holiday markets, mulled wine and the unique "szopki" culture, the Polish city may be the most traditional December destination in the world
McDonald's vs. KFC for Japan's best 'festive feast'

McDonald's vs. KFC for Japan's best 'festive feast'

The season of goodwill becomes a battleground for fast-food meals as McDonald's tries to usurp KFC as Japan's Christmas chicken king
Singapore’s best festive feasts

Singapore’s best festive feasts

It’s the holiday season, throw out reason and welcome indulgence and do what Singaporeans do best: eat
CNN Partner Hotels

Elite Escapes

Singapore Airlines
From a three-room apartment to a Michelin-starred meal, many airlines are offering services you won't even get in some top hotels