In a recent study, London was ranked first among the most picturesque cities for Christmas in 2023.
Thus, Travelbag, a company specializing in long-distance vacations, analysed Instagram hashtags for the top 100 cities. With more than 270,000 hashtags, London won, and New York came in second with 255,000, Metro reports.
Paris is in third place. Meanwhile, those looking for a slightly more relaxed Christmas will be happy to hear that Dubai came in fourth.
Chicago, the setting of the beloved Christmas movie Home Alone, rounds out the top five.
Although London rarely has a snowy Christmas (the last time it saw snow was Christmas 1999), it can still look perfect during the holidays.
Christmas lights are already twinkling on Oxford Street, and visitors to Covent Garden will find an exhibition of more than 40 giant bells with bows, 12 giant baubles and eight rotating mirror balls. You can also check out Hamley's, the oldest toy store in the world.
London is also home to several idyllic ice rinks, the most famous of which is located in the courtyard of Somerset House under the iconic Christmas tree.
Top 10 most picturesque cities in the world for Christmas
- New York
- Los Angeles