9 Things we love about the holidays

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From ice skating in your hometown to taking a holiday vacation to catch the Northern Lights in Scandinavia or stop by an authentic German Christmas market, we've rounded up some of our wintertime bucket list activities, as seen through Instagram.

1. Christmas markets

2. Outdoor skating

3. Pow pow

4. Dog sledding

One of the better ways to get around in the winter that's for sure.

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5. Aurora hunting

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6. Polar bear dip

7. The Nutcracker

8. Getting the tree

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9. Hockey on the pond