We welcome hot chocolate, warm blankets and bonfire parties to fend off the icy breeze and chill of winters. But it is also this time of the year when the snow graces us with its breathtaking beauty and every place experiencing snowfall transforms into a white snowy spread of absolute delight.

Here are some of the prettiest places from around the globe that look magnificent during their snow glazed winters:

1. Chicago, USA

Winter graces the Windy City of Chicago in the most beautiful way at the onset of new year as the Michigan Lake partly freezes, making the place every bit captivating.

Just look at this exceptional view!

Source: On Vacations

2. Tallinn, Estonia

Estonia's long winter transforms this old-world town Tallinn into a magical snowy place. A stroll around this fortified place feels nothing short of walking in a fantasy land.

Can you imagine seeing this for real?

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3. Yosemite, California

Yosemite National Park looks enchanting during winters with its tall redwood trees and snowy cliffs apart from the many activities that it has to offer.

Looks like a painting, doesn't it?

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4. Kashmir, India

The widespread snowy cover, dark-wood trees, frozen lakes and snow-clad peaks in Kashmir make for the perfect snowy getaway in our home country.

Who can deny the allure of this place during winters?

Source: India Travel Advise

5. Prague, Czech Republic

Prague boasts of lit snow-glow during winters. The medieval architecture and wooden huts give an unconventional feel in their snow bloom.

Europe is rightly one of the most featured on bucket lists.

6. Hallstatt, Austria

One of the most beautiful villages in the world, Hallstatt looks enchanting during the winter with its still lake and snow-covered mountains in the backdrop.

Look at all that picturesque white splendor.

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7. Lapland, Finland

Winters in Lapland are long stretches of the dark but the dancing Northern Lights in the sky make it an experience of a lifetime.

Oh, what all I'd do to have a glance of this!

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8. Schloss Neuschwanstein, Germany

The grand castle sits atop a hill and the snowy flare bestowed upon this place during winters gives it a look of a page right out a fairy tale.

All royal and magical vibes.

Source: Trek Bible

9. Andermatt, Switzerland

Switzerland is sought after all year long, but during winters, Andermatt is the place that gets entirely covered in a snowy-blanket making it a visual pleasure for all.

Wouldn't you want to spend nights taking in this view?

Source: Zurich Guide

10. Harbin, China

Hosting the largest ice and snow festival every year, clearly Harbin is a must visit for all snow lovers. One can view the snow in every design and form here.

Ever witnessed so many amazing ice sculptures?

Source: Good News Planet

11. New York City, USA

The streets and skyline of New York are always an attraction. Add to that loads of snow and you get a city that offers numerous adventures and fun activities.

The most happening city in the world covered in snow. Need I say more?!

Source: Luxury

12. Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown winters stay from May to September and the snow adds to the grandeur of the place. Also, they host a winter festival to make the most of the snow.

Wish I lived here!

Source: Everything Queenstown

13. Cappadocia, Turkey

This place is awe-worthy during winter as the bright snow and sunshine make for a picturesque view against the honeycombed snowy hills.

Absolutely surreal.

Source: Red Online

14. Bled, Slovenia

Bled has a fairy tale winter with the Bled Castle and Lake offering mesmerizing snowy views. With snow covered vegetation and mountains, the place looks breathtaking.

Can you believe this one?

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15. Lofoten, Norway

The place has a low population and provides views of nature at its best during winters, with the Northern lights, spectacular snowy landscape and rich wildlife.

Miles of calm and peace.

Source: 68 North

These places are every traveler's dream, every artist's imagination and every photographer's muse. So, when are you checking these out?