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Latino Daily News

Sunday December 12, 2010

San Juan, Puerto Rico – One of CNN’s Top Places to Spend Christmas

CNN has announced their preferred 10 places to spend Christmas and the only tropical hot spot on the list was San Juan, Puerto Rico.  The island city was chosen as the number three choice because it celebrates La Navidad – Christmas longer than anybody else in the world.  The partying starts in November and doesn’t stop until mid-January.

San Juan is the capital city of the island and the most populated. During the Christmas season the island average winter low is 71 degrees Fahrenheit with some days as high as the 80’s. The highlight of the long Christmas celebration is the Day of the Three Kings or El Dia de los Tres Reyes Magos when all the children of Puerto Rico get free gifts from the Puerto Rican government.  The New Year celebration in the city is also very special especially for tourists who get to enjoy a free-for-all party hosted by the government. 

On CNN’s list Boston, Massachusetts was given the honored place as being the top place to celebrate Christmas followed by London, England.  U.S. favorite New York also made this list as well as the relatively unknown city of Pogost, Belarus.