Celebrities travel abroad to celebrate Christmas 2018

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(Left photo) Alden Richards riding a snowmobile during his visit to Hokkaido, Japan. (Right photo) Maxene Magalona and husband Rob Mananquil celebrated their first Christmas as a married couple in Tokyo, Japan.

Like most of us, celebrities have made it a tradition to celebrate Christmas with their families.

Some, however, choose to fly abroad during their short break from the world of showbiz for a well-deserved rest and recreation.

This year, Japan remains a top holiday destination among celebrities. 

Kris Aquino and her sons, Josh and Bimby, flew to Japan on Friday, December 21, which the former said is their "favorite place in the world."

GMA-7 actor Alden Richards seems to have made it a tradition to celebrate Christmas with his family in Japan.

Alden along with his dad, Richard Faulkerson, and his younger sister, Angel, have been exploring the streets of Tokyo since Wednesday, December 19.

The Kapuso actor also enjoyed some snow activities in Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan.

Maxene Magalona and husband Rob Mananquil chose to celebrate their first Christmas as a married couple in Japan.

The Playhouse actress shared their couple photo on Instagram and wrote, "For our first Christmas as husband and wife, we decided to spend it in one of our favorite cities in the world — Tokyo!


"The weather is cold but not too much, the food everywhere you go is delicious and the people are incredibly kind and helpful! It really is such a beautiful and positive energy to be around this holiday season.

"Just what we all need [emojis] Merry Christmas!!! Love, The Mananquils #MagalonaMananquil"

Tim Yap and husband Javi Martinez Pardo decided to go to Kyoto after attending Iza Calzado and Ben Wintle's wedding in Palawan last Week.

Based on their Instagram posts, the couple have visited the Monkey Park Iwatayama and Arashiyama Bamboo Forest.

Hong Kong has always been a favorite vacation spot for celebrities.

This is probably why Jackie Forster and her husband Michael Franken decided to bring all their kids—Jared, Caleigh, and Yohan—and her older son Kobe Paras to Hong Kong.

Jackie and her family arrived on Monday, December 24, from London and met up with Kobe who came from Manila.


Former Pinoy Big Brother housemate Richard Juan made sure to fly to Hong Kong to celebrate Christmas with family.

On Instagram, he shared their family's candid photo and wrote, "This is our best effort when it comes to trying to look candid for a family photo [smiley emoji]

"Dad always looking at the camera [smiley emoji], my sister always awkward [smiley emoji], my mom always confused [smiley emoji] and me, clearly the natural hahaha. Merry Christmas to you all!!!!"

Other celerbrities went to the U.S. to celebrate Christmas.

Senator Manny Pacquiao and wife Jinkee along with their four kids—Jimuel, Michael, Princess, Queenie, and Israel—are currently in Los Angeles, California for a short vacation.

Marjorie Barretto and her kids Dani, Julia, Claudia, Leon, and Erich welcomed Christmas Day in Los Angeles, California.

Judy Ann Santos, husband Ryan Agoncillo, and their kids—Yohan, Lucho, and Luna— got to experience their first "fresh Christmas tree" in Las Vegas, Nevada. 


Singer-actor Khalil Ramos went hiking at Yosemite National Park in California.


Nikko Tuazon is a lifestyle writer with a strong interest in pop culture, fashion, beauty, and music. Connect with him on Instagram at @mrnikkotuazon.


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