Christmas Around the World

From Finland's Santa Claus Village to Australia's Bondi Beach party, see how other countries celebrate Christmas.

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Tablet to Keep Connected On the Go
Tablet to Keep Connected On the Go

Tablet to Keep Connected On the Go

BlackBerry’s PlayBook has Wi-Fi connectivity and makes it easy for a traveler to check emails, manage schedules on the go with built-in calendars, and stay up-to-the-minute on social media with apps for Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Long layover? Catch up on your favorite movies and TV shows by watching them on the high-resolution screen with the new BlackBerry Video Store app. blackberry.com/playbook 960 1280

  

Organization System for Luggage

Organization System for Luggage

A common traveler’s dilemma: A suitcase that turns into a black hole where you can’t ever find the one thing you’re looking for. The solution? The Hoboroll, an organizer with 5 compartments that has drawstring end closures and compression straps to minimize bulk. There’s also a tool loop making it possible for hikers to clip onto their daypacks, and for minimalists to use as their main bag. mygobigear.com 960 1280

  

Hat to Cover Bad Hair Days

Hat to Cover Bad Hair Days

For when your hotel doesn’t have a hair dryer or you’d rather be exploring a new place than spending time getting ready, try wearing a cute cap instead. The Leila cap is much more stylish than a baseball hat, has a comfy stretch-back fit and inside lining. The wool blend and cotton corduroy cap comes in 4 different colors. Evo.com 960 1280

  

Good-for-You Candy

Good-for-You Candy

Give the kids in your life a sweet treat to enjoy when they’re traveling home after the holidays: UNREAL candies make for great stocking stuffers and have no artificial flavors, hydrogenated oils, corn syrup, GMOs or synthetic colors. Plus, they have more protein and fiber per serving than the leading candy companies. Bonus: They’re made with responsibly sourced ingredients, such as cacao beans from Ghana and Ecuador and organic palm kernel oil from Brazil. Try the Chocolate Caramel Peanut Nougat Bar. Available at CVS, Target, Michaels, Kroger, Staples, BJ’s Wholesale Clubs and many others. 960 1280

  

Fresh and Clean Fragrance

Fresh and Clean Fragrance

An uplifting scent can be a real pick-me-up after a long flight. Lisa Hoffman’s Fragrance Gift Set in French Clary Sage is a combo of watery greens and clean cotton. Included in the set is an easy-to-wear-on-a-plane fragrance bracelet, a perfume oil roll-on and a travel-sized eau de parfum spray bottle.lisahoffmanbeauty.com 960 1280

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Purse That Doubles as a Pillow

Purse That Doubles as a Pillow

To simplify your favorite jet setter’s carryon, go for a fashionable purse that feels like a pillow. The Pillow Purse can hold all travel essentials with 2 side-zip compartments for extra storage and a center zip compartment for larger items. Plus, it can easily convert to a supportive pillow for your head or back. Available at Macy’s department stores. 960 1280

  

GPS-Equipped Running Watch

GPS-Equipped Running Watch

Fitting in fitness when you’re traveling can be a challenge, and just trying to do your typical jog in a new place can be frustrating when you don’t know how many miles you’re logging. Enter the brand-new PINK Timex Marathon GPS: It tracks distance, time and even calories burned to take the guesswork out of exercise. It also gives much-needed motivation to strap on your running shoes on the road. Amazon.com 960 1280

  

Stylish Passport Holder

Stylish Passport Holder

Save a traveler time from digging around for important documents with the Robinson Passport Holder. The sleek wallet not only has space for your passport, but also for a flight itinerary, credit cards, 3 different currency compartments and more. toryburch.com 960 1280

  

Easy-to-Clean Men’s Toiletry Bag

Easy-to-Clean Men’s Toiletry Bag

Help your guy keep his grooming essentials all in one place with the Pack-It Quantum Kit. The toiletry bag has a roomy main compartment with another zippered bottom space to separate razors, toothbrush and other small items. Plus, it’s water-resistant inside and out, so it easily wipes clean. shop.eaglecreek.com 960 1280

  

Travel-Proof Skincare for Guys

Travel-Proof Skincare for Guys

The Jack Black Jet Set Traveler comes in a mesh bag with 4 manscaping essentials packaged in airline-approved 1.5-oz. sizes. The kit includes Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser, Face Buff Energizing Scrub, Supreme Cream Triple Cushion Shave Lather and the Double-Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20.Available at Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue or GetJackBlack.com. 960 1280

  

Carryon-Friendly Skincare

Carryon-Friendly Skincare

Flying can zap moisture from your skin, so hydration is key to keep your complexion healthy. The limited edition Wild Plum Berry Gift Set includes a hydrating Wild Berry Cleanser with naturally exfoliating alpha hydroxy acids to polish flaky skin, and the Wild Plum Whip Moisturizer is full of quenching Evening Primrose oil and wrinkle-fighting grape extract. Locate a retailer near you at eminenceorganics.com 960 1280

  

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Rockefeller Plaza

Rockefeller Plaza

Thousands of people converge on Rockefeller Plaza to visit and snap photos of the awe-inspiring beauty of this 80-foot-tall Christmas tree, meticulously decorated with 45,000 LED lights. 960 1280

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Sixth Avenue Decorations

Sixth Avenue Decorations

See New York City come alive with holiday spirit and go Christmas crazy with some of the biggest and brightest light displays, including this one on Sixth Avenue. 960 1280

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Empire State Building

Empire State Building

From high above, Manhattan’s skyline glows even brighter with the Empire State Building shining bright with red and green lights. 960 1280

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Radio City Music Hall

Radio City Music Hall

Kick off your NYC holiday tour here! We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the Rockettes 86th anniversary than to see the women kick up their heels at their annual Christmas show at Radio City Music Hall. 960 1280

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Bloomingdale's

Bloomingdale's

Located at 1000 3rd Avenue, on the Upper East Side, Bloomingdale’s department store chooses classic white lights to illuminate their storefront during the holidays. 960 1280

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Macy's Believe Campaign

Macy's Believe Campaign

As part of its 6th annual “Believe” campaign, Macy’s is encouraging kids all across the country to drop off a letter to Santa at their local Macy’s Santa mailbox. For each stamped letter dropped in the letterbox through Christmas Eve, Macy’s will donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, to help grant wishes to children who have life-threatening diseases. 960 1280

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Christmas in Salzburg, Austria

Christmas in Salzburg, Austria

The squares and streets of Salzburg, Austria, come alive with the sound of Christmas music during the festive holiday season. In Cathedral and Residence squares, you’ll find stalls, shops and street performers. 960 1280

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Christmas in Salzburg, Austria

Christmas in Salzburg, Austria

The musical town of Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and setting for The Sound of Music, celebrates the Christmas season with plenty of music and carols amid the festive holiday shopping. 960 1280

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Cologne Christmas Market

Cologne Christmas Market

With 7 separate Christmas markets, the Cologne Christmas Market, nestled amid the town's landmark cathedral and Old Town Hall, attracts 2 million visitors annually. 960 1280

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Cologne Christmas Market

Cologne Christmas Market

The Cologne Christmas Market showcases 160 wooden stalls, helmed by merchants selling wares such as classic holiday ornaments, wooden decorations and children's toys, as well as plenty of snacks and warm, spiced wine. 960 1280

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Prague's Old Town Square

Prague's Old Town Square

Prague's Old Town Square is home to the city’s annual Christmas market, complete with an illuminated tree -- the centerpiece of plenty of holiday cheer that runs from late November through the first days of the New Year. 960 1280

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Prague Christmas

Prague Christmas

Prague's wooden stalls bring Bohemian crystal, wooden toys and tasty food to the masses, plus the chance to pet a few live animals like these hungry llamas. 960 1280

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Dresden's Christmas market, the Striezelmarkt

Dresden's Christmas market, the Striezelmarkt

Dresden's Christmas market, the Striezelmarkt, has been a holiday tradition since 1434, making it Germany's oldest Christmas fair. Check out market’s centerpiece attraction -- the world's tallest Christmas candle pyramid, more than 45 feet tall. 960 1280

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Dresden's Christmas market

Dresden's Christmas market

You’ll find shopping galore at Dresden's Christmas market, with holiday decorations, toys and unique handicrafts in the city's historic district. 960 1280

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Nuremberg's Christkindlesmarkt

Nuremberg's Christkindlesmarkt

Nuremberg's Christkindlesmarkt is a grand affair that beckons nearly 2 million visitors annually from around the world, many of them children ready to enjoy the festival rides and tasty snacks. 960 1280

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Nuremberg's Christkindlesmarkt

Nuremberg's Christkindlesmarkt

Nuremberg's Christkindlesmarkt takes place in the city’s Main Market Square. As one of the largest Christmas markets in Germany, the event features some 180 booths selling Christmas goods such as mulled wine, spicy gingerbread and roast sausages. 960 1280

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Copenhagen Christmas at Tivoli Gardens

Copenhagen Christmas at Tivoli Gardens

Copenhagen hosts a Christmas market with a twist at the city's famous Tivoli Gardens, the second oldest amusement park in the world. 960 1280
Christmas in Tivoli

Christmas in Tivoli

For a small fee, Christmas in Tivoli offers the classic market experience, combined with amusement park rides like swings and carousels, as well as live entertainment. 960 1280

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