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23 Best Places to Spend Christmas: The World's Most Festive Cities

Condé Nast Traveler Logo By Caitlin Morton of Condé Nast Traveler | Slide 1 of 24: Why we go: If you're looking to escape winter this Christmas, you can't do much better than Cape Town—it's summer in the Southern Hemisphere, after all. You can even visit one (or several) of the South African city's holiday markets without having to wear a coat and scarf.
This one thing will really get you in the spirit: An outdoor screening of Home Alone at the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens on Christmas Day at 8:30 p.m.
Stay here: The ocean-side Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, which will be offering a special five-course Christmas dinner on December 24.

Cape Town, South Africa

Why we go: If you're looking to escape winter this Christmas, you can't do much better than Cape Town—it's summer in the Southern Hemisphere, after all. You can even visit one (or several) of the South African city's holiday markets without having to wear a coat and scarf.

This one thing will really get you in the spirit: An outdoor screening of Home Alone at the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens on Christmas Day at 8:30 p.m.

Stay here: The ocean-side Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, which will be offering a special five-course Christmas dinner on December 24.

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