Experience A White Christmas This Year With KLM!

Do you ever get bored of South African Christmases? Don’t get us wrong, Christmas in the middle of summer is awesome, but sometimes the heat and sunshine doesn’t really get one into the festive spirit as much as snow and cosy fireplaces. So, if you’re up for a change of scenery and want to experience a white Christmas, check out KLM’s most festive deals and destinations for 2016.

The Gift Of A Snowy Christmas

Dreaming of a white Christmas? KLM can make that dream come true. Make this year’s festivities a little bit more special, by heading off in search of a city where there’s a fair chance of fresh snow on Christmas Day!

KLM has chosen to showcase a few of their destinations that are full of cheer, exude Christmas spirit, and a heart-warming ambience. Decorated with Christmas trees and lights, often with street markets selling glühwein, mince pies and fresh gingerbread, these cities set the scene for a traditional white Christmas you won’t forget! So, check out these festive destinations, book your flight, and experience Christmas like never before!


This festive season, pack your bags and head to Norway for a wonderful Christmas in the bustling yet scenic city of Oslo from R8 367*. Take a stroll along Karl Johans gate and suss out the variety of shops, restaurants and street performances it has to offer. Grab a bite to eat in the cosy Grünerløkka district and take in the stunning sites with a boat ride around the Oslofjord. Also, don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience amazing Christmas and winter tours In Norway.

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December is one of the most beautiful times of the year in Prague, complete with Christmas markets, festive decorations everywhere, and Christmas trees adorning the town squares. From R8 381*, you can experience the festivities for yourself. Admire the St Vitus Cathedral and historic architecture surrounding the Old Town Square, stroll through the narrow streets, or visit Malá Strana which features the most beautiful gardens.

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St. Petersburg

Christmas in St Petersburg is something you need to experience at least once in your lifetime! For the ultimate festive destination, St Petersburg will have everything from Santas, lights and decorations to snow and an abundance of Christmas trees. Also, don’t forget to visit and admire the Smolny Monastery and the palaces, gardens, and 176 fountains of the Peterhof Palace. From R7 680*, travellers will have a fantastic holiday in Russia, sipping on vodka and revelling in the beauty and splendour of this city.

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Ever been to Austria? If not, then why not plan a winter wonderland getaway to Vienna from R8 081*? They have plenty of festive things for you to do this Christmas, including beautiful concerts in the magnificent St Stephansdom, winter in the Museumsquartier, Bach’s Christmas Ortorio, as well as the Belvedere Palace Christmas Market. Also, don’t forget to enjoy a stroll in the snow while viewing this lovely and historic city.

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From Christmas markets and the Winter Circus, to the Lucia Parade and the Light Festival Lux Helsinki, Helsinki in Finland has everything you need to make this holiday season a memorable one from R9 278*. Not only do they have an abundance of festivities during this time of the year, but they also offer invigorating saunas, endless natural beauty,and rock-hewn sights including Temppeliaukio Church and Katajanokka Peninsula for you to admire.

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The best part about celebrating Christmas and the festive season in Montreal is that you’re almost guaranteed a white Christmas! From R11 715*, grab a flight to Montreal in Canada and experience Christmas like never before. On top of the fact that there’ll be snow, you’ll also have multiple Christmas Parades to see, plenty of outdoor activities to keep you busy, as well as free Christmas concerts at the Museum of Fine Arts.

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New York

How does Christmas in the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple sound? If this sounds like the ideal way to celebrate the festive season, then be sure to book your flight with KLM from R13 623*. New York has everything festive, from the best Christmas parties worth going to, traditional tree lighting ceremonies, to holiday stage fun at the theatre. Also, don’t forget to visit the ever-popular, Times Square.

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Minneapolis in Minnesota, USA, also has a collection of celebrations and entertainment lined up for you this holiday season. From R18 133*, fly to the splendid city located on both banks of the Mississippi River and don’t miss out on the Holidazzle at Loring Park, visiting the Mystic Lake Casino, ice-skating at the Renaissance Depot Hotel, or the Polar Dash! There’s plenty of winter fun for everyone.

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Last, but definitely not least on the winter wonderland destination list is Denver in Colorado. There are plenty of activities that’ll get you into the festive spirit, including the Zoo Lights, the Denver Parade of Lights, the Nutcracker Ballet, the Holiday Carousel at the Denver Pavilions, as well as ice-skating in Evergreen. From R19 092* for an all-inclusive flight, not only will you have a blast this Christmas, but you’ll also have fantastic memories to last you a lifetime.

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Fare Conditions

  • Valid for low season travel dates
  • 3-Day advance purchase for Europe and New York fares
  • Minimum stay of 3 days
  • Maximum stay of 12 months
  • Subject to R/N/T-class seat availability depending on the destination
  • USD60 change of reservation fee
  • NB – If change before departure for your outbound date of travel, the fare will be recalculated according to the fare applicable at time of re-booking of your ticket. You could therefore potentially be paying a higher fare
  • USD100 cancellation fee before departure
  • Non-refundable after departure
  • Fares are valid as at 1 December 2016
  • Fares are subject to change due to currency fluctuation and availability at time of making the booking.
  • When booking direct with KLM online, there is no service fee.

For more information

For more information about KLM and flights available, call 0860 247 747, email esales.za@klm.com or visit their website at www.klm.co.za .

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