Having a Christmas wedding is a lot of fun but planning a Christmas honeymoon is pretty amazing as well. If you’re looking for the best Christmas honeymoon destinations, there are so many great places located worldwide. No matter if you’re looking for a bit of warmth or a fun way to celebrate the holiday cheer, don’t miss out on these 8 great locations when making a honeymoon plan!
8 Best Christmas Honeymoon Destinations
Here are some of the best Christmas honeymoon ideas that would be perfect for a festive holiday. Even if you aren’t on your honeymoon, these are romantic places to head after your December wedding.
Best Christmas Honeymoon USA Locations
1. Sedona, Arizona
This town in Arizona is beautiful any time of the year, but during the holiday months, it’s especially stunning. Plan hikes or just take in the views of the red rocks and formations along the way.
There are great spas in the area that you can book for a couple’s relaxation day as well. While you’re there you’ll easily see why Sedona is a town that is ranked as one of the most romantic cities to visit.
While the temperature is typically hot, the winter and holiday months offer a cooler temp. Sedona also has stunning views and amazing outdoor activities to keep you busy on the best Christmas honeymoon ever!
2. New York City, New York
There’s nothing like spending time in New York City! Does it really get any better than seeing the Rockettes, watching The Nutcracker Ballet, and staying cozy walking in Central Park?
During the Christmas season, make a honeymoon plan for ice skating and more. The streets are also lined with holiday decorations, and it’s such a beautiful city for romance. It’s one of the most perfect Christmas honeymoon places in the USA!
Don’t forget to take a carriage ride through the snow-covered streets as well.
3. Branson, Missouri
It may be surprising to see on this list of Christmas honeymoon ideas. However, Branson deserves some serious consideration when booking a winter honeymoon.
This part of Missouri is loaded with amazing live shows and a stunning holiday celebration at Silver Dollar City, too. The entire town is decorated for the holiday season. Additionally, there is delicious food and fantastic talent open and waiting every night.
4. Savannah, Georgia
Planning your honeymoon in a town full of history is sure to make for an iconic Christmas honeymoon. And Savannah definitely delivers when it comes to quintessential Christmas decorations and historic sites.
Bundle up and enjoy strolling through the various squares and let the holiday lights and the moonlight be your guide. There will be Christmas decor at every turn. Promise!
5. Key West, Florida
Planning a honeymoon in Florida may not seem like an experience full of Christmas fun, but it is! As a result, the town of Key West comes to life and is full of holiday cheer. The streets are decorated, the stores are merry, and there are guided tours of inns that are beautifully decorated.
Planning a December honeymoon here is the perfect combination of Christmas festivities. You’ll stay warm and can spend some time on the beach as well. You may even encounter a few resorts or hotels with Christmas honeymoon packages!
6. Colorado Ski Resorts
The state of Colorado is no stranger to welcoming honeymooners from all over the world. Any ski resort in Colorado would be perfect for spending time as a newlywed couple.
Estes Park, Colorado, is actually deemed as one of the most romantic places in the US. Therefore, picking a lodge in that vicinity would be a great choice. The ambiance of the lodges is decked to the nine and the fireplaces and fire pits are lit and ready for toasting drinks and roasting chestnuts.
Additionally, Snowmass Village is absolutely picture-perfect. Just take a peek below!
Best Christmas Honeymoon Europe Places
7. Budapest, Hungary
Budapest offers some of the most beautiful sites in the world. However, the city also quite an extensive Christmas market, too. You can do your holiday shopping for next year. Additionally, the markets are also a fabulous place to purchase souvenirs from your holiday honeymoon.
The streets are lined with food vendors, booths for shopping, and some of the prettiest Christmas lights that you’ll see. You’ll also love the Christmas tree decorations that will be unlike anything else in the world.
8. Prague, Czech Republic
Plan your honeymoon and arrive hungrily. The food vendors come out in full force during the holiday season and don’t disappoint. It’s a great way to taste the flavors of the city as you stroll the streets.
The Advent and Christmas Fair on Vörösmarty Square is also a huge attraction that you don’t want to miss. There is candle lighting, festive lights, local artists, and more. This is one of the more popular Christmas markets that draw thousands of visitors yearly. Prague is enjoyable to walk around and explore, and it’s easily one of the best Christmas honeymoon destinations.
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ReneeThese are great destinations for a honeymoon near Christmas, or maybe a couples trip too. I definitely have Budapest on my list, so that’s my top pick.
AngelaI think if I had chosen a winter wedding I would have liked to go somewhere in Europe for my honeymoon with lots of snow and traditional festive decoration like Prague.
JanLove your choices of destinations for Christmas honeymoons! My favorites are Budapest and Prague. Great blog post! 🙂
Paul JohnsonThere are some great choices here but I must say I find it hard to reconcile that 6 of the 8 best places to take a Christmas honeymoon should all just happen to be in the United States. Whilst ‘best’ is of course subjective, I would have expected a more diverse selection. Pacific Islands maybe? SE Asia? A safari in Africa?
UmikoI’m surprised to see Bransom here, but I know some people who love the town. Sedona and Savannah are probably the perfect ones because it won’t be too cold there. But if couples don’t mind the cold, I think Colorado is the one!
Ambica GulatiYou have mentioned some lovely places for honeymooners. I like the idea of Savannah and Sedona. They seem to have a lot of charcater and would be a memory worth cherishing.
SaurabhI was in NYC around Christmas a few years ago. It is certainly a great time to visit the city. I witnessed snowfall during that time and the city looks even more magical. Great celebrations all around
ClariceI guess you will never go wrong with New York. After watching Serendipity, it’s the perfect place to spend the holidays. Ice skating at the Wollman Rink in Central Park will be romantic. I also love the idea of taking a carriage ride through the snow-covered streets.
Mike & AnneDefinitely some new ones on that list for me. Especially the Branson, Missouri one…but sounds cool enough to check it out. As for NYC, well I lived there for 11 years, and I can attest it is a winter wonderland for sure. We also spent the holidays in Prague a few years back and they certainly know how to do it up for xmas and new years!