In our blog, we often cover ready-to-go marketing ideas, publish useful listicles of go-to sources for your projects, and share tips on creating stunning portfolios. These things are, of course, useful and important but they are all work-related. Sometimes we like to keep things fun on Fridays.

We’re breaking the loop of work-related articles and pitch you a list of amazing travel destinations you can explore during your Christmas holidays. We did not include Santa Claus Village in Finland or any European ski resorts. In this article, you can find travel destinations fresh out of Christmas movies every child and adult love.

Check out our list of winter getaways, book your tickets, and get ready for adventures.


Winter travel destinations from Christmas movies

Surrey, England

The county of Surrey and its picturesque landscapes, ancient towns, and charming buildings look attractive during every season. However, if you’re a fan of “The Holiday” movie, you’ll definitely want to visit it this Christmas.

Traveling from London, you can arrive at Guildford by train. There, you can rent a car and go directly to a cozy Goldaming town to stroll the same streets as Cameron Diaz and Jude Law.

popular tourist destination

Los Angeles, USA

How many times have you watched “Die Hard” before Christmas? Perhaps a lot, in which case you’d definitely like to explore locations from the movie. The first and the easiest one to get to is LAX (Los Angeles International Airport). When you’re there, you can tune into the adventurous mood as Bruce Willis once did and discover the city where a classic is based.

Los Angeles airport

London, England

  • Love Actually

Love Actually” was released in 2003 and quickly became the new Christmas classics.  Can’t-miss tourist sights and popular locations from the movie include Heathrow Airport, Somerset House, Grosvenor Chapel in Mayfair, and Selfridges on Oxford Street.

Oxford Street, London

  • A Christmas Carol

The first scene of the 2009 movie “A Christmas Carol” is the aerial view of London. You’ve dreamed of seeing the night city from the bird’s eye view when you watched it perhaps.

If you’re in London this Christmas, don’t miss an opportunity and book a free visit to the Sky Garden. From its open terrace, you can marvel at the city as if in “A Christmas Carol”.

View from the Shard

New York, USA

  • Home Alone

If you’re traveling with children this winter, choose New York as a final destination. They will be fascinated by Christmas decorations at the Rockefeller Centre and will be glad to feed the doves in Central Park, walking around the famous spots and locations from the  “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” movie.

Let’s face it, you don’t even have to be a kid to enjoy and explore all these locations from a truly legendary Christmas story.

Central Park winter

  • Miracle on 34th St.

If you’re a fan of old black-and-white movies from the times you weren’t even born yet, don’t get upset. The locations of “Miracle on 34th Street” are not fictional and still exist. You can walk around Central Park, stroll the famous 34th Street, and later pop in Macy’s to see how it has changed in 50 years.

NYC Street Signs Intersection

Oxford, England

Many know that “Harry Potter” movies were shot in London. However, a lot of filming locations are situated in Oxford. For instance, the well-recognized one is the Hall of the Christ Church College and what’s exciting about it is that tourists can visit it for free.

Oxford Old Hall

Dublin, Ireland

Although “The Man Who Invented Christmas” is a fantasy movie, it featured some real locations you can explore. One of them is the city center of Dublin, Ireland. Meanwhile, the other filming spot will require a bit more effort to get to as it is in County Wicklow.

Ireland's government building

Pittsburgh, USA

Those who love watching romantic comedies during the Christmas holidays like “Love the Coopers” should definitely head to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is an amazing getaway if you have only a couple of days off during Christmas. Why not use them to see the filming locations of  “Love the Coopers”?

Outdoor Ice Skating Rink

Chicago, USA

For Christmas, Chicago gets amazing decorations and if you have trouble getting into the Christmas mood, it is a perfect destination for you. To make your journey even more engaging, you can walk the filming locations of the movie “While You Were Sleeping”. Start from the Southwest of The Wabash Avenue Bridge and end up in the underground where Sandra Bullock (Lucy) used to work.

Chicago at Night

Even if you’ve visited some of these cities before, this Christmas you can explore them from a totally new perspective. Whether you’re going to London, New York, or Chicago, match your must-see spots on the map and get into the Christmas mood while discovering the famous locations from movies.

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