Its an amazing world out there don't let the press sway your decision and make you go to Florida for your vacation!
Yet, there's a LOT to see for me still in North America...I doubt I'll do any substantial overseas travel in the remainder of my lifetime because of that.
Now, my company did send me on a two-week excursion to Japan several years ago. Fun trip, and yes we did get to wander the streets of Tokyo for a weekend.
This was in mid-December, and quite obvious that Christmas celebrations weren't a thing there - at all.