Finally it’s that time of the year when all you can see, is the colour ‘red’ and hear the chime of the bells that is nothing but music to the ears. As winter seeps in, Christmas mood is what we slip into. The preparations for Christmas begins two months prior and as the zeal and celebrations start to heighten, the items of the Christmas to-do list gets struck off one after the other. So what do we, at MS travels feel, is the to-do-list that one must not do without? Let’s check it out.

Shopping

The word that makes the women folks go gaga is shopping! And Christmas does call for immense shopping. You wait for the entire year for this festival and when it is finally here, nothing can stop you from making the move. Don’t forget to make a list of all the prime requirements of shopping so that you don’t miss out on any of it. Our suggestion is that you start making the list atleast a month before the Christmas hullabaloo begins, for you tend to miss out on a lot of things in the nick of time. Another great day to shop is on the Boxing Day which is right after Christmas. Though post Christmas, the Boxing Day in London is definitely a piece of cake. Visit West End, Covent Garden,Westfield,Harrods, Selfridges, John Lewis, Sloane Street or Mayfair and other departmental stores where you are sure to get some amazing discounts. Further, with digital being the in thing today, online shopping is another great option if you know how to look out for the best deals and sales.

Stroll around the city streets

New York is one of those cities that turn into a fairyland during the Christmas season. It exhibits an extremely spectacular sight with lights and candies and red caps dangling from almost everywhere. A very popular activity people love getting indulged in during Christmas is ice skating and what better place to go for it than the Rink at Rockefeller Centre that opened on the day of Christmas itself way back in the year 1936.

Taste the Christmas food!

Christmas means merriment and what is merriment without food. Sizzling sausages, gingerbread and mulled wine fill the streets of Germany with a dose of Gemutlichkeit (winter cheer) as they call it. If you set foot in Paris to witness the Big Wheel at Place de la Concorde which is set up every year during Christmas, then you must definitely not miss the food in Courchevel. As you enjoy skiing in the resorts here, take a break from the adrenaline rush and let your hungry soul relish the authentic French cuisine here such as Raclette, fondue, etc.

 Have some family time

What better way to spend the Christmas than spending some cherished family time. When everybody today has turned mechanical with the phone and other gadgets replacing friends and family, Christmas is the time to make up for all those lost moments throughout the year. Wear the Xmas jumper, watch some great classic movies, eat some popcorn, cook Christmas meal together and give that ultimate kiss to your loved one under the mistletoe. We assure you that It would definitely turn out to be one of the best Christmases for you ever.