‘Law & Order: SVU’ Star Mariska Hargitay Celebrates a ‘White Christmas’

by Kati Michelle

For some parts of the country, like certain parts of Colorado, the idea of a “White Christmas” is still pretty up in the air. Fort Collins hasn’t gotten a single measurable snowfall, for instance, and that’s quite the shame. Switzerland, on the other hand, might as well be the next North Pole. It’s no wonder “Law & Order: SVU” star Mariska Hargitay and her family are celebrating the holidays there this year.

A recent Instagram post from the star reveals that after wishing for a “White Christmas,” her prayers were answered. She shared a couple of selfies from across the globe and they’re stunning as per usual. The real showstopper, though, is the last installment of the Instagram series. A heart-warming photo of Hargitay and her husband sledding with their daughter, Amaya. The look on Mariska’s face says it all. Check it out:

I mean what’s more Christmassy than sledding with your family until you can’t feel your face or toes anymore? That’s what hot chocolate is for anyway.

And this year, it looks like Mariska Hargitay’s friend, Neil Patrick Harris, also helped her family get into the holiday spirit. The “How I Met Your Mother” star sent Hargitay a beautiful gingerbread house customized with her name along with the names of her husband and children. You can catch that here.

A Reminder From the ‘Law & Order: SVU’ Star That ‘There’s No Place Like the North Pole’

Mariska Hargitay doesn’t cut corners when it comes to Christmas. The evidence is all there across her various social media pages if you look for it. And that explains this Instagram post from a handful of Christmases ago that shows off some of the most adorable elf ruby slippers you’ve ever seen.

She repeats the caption three times just to really hammer home the idea: #TheresNoPlaceLikeTheNorthPole #TheresNoPlaceLikeTheNorthPole #TheresNoPlaceLikeTheNorthPole

In this instance, the ruby slippers belong to the only daughter she shares with her husband, Peter Hermann. The couple has been open about all the difficulties that came with the adoption process for two of their children.

“I’m not gonna lie,” Mariska Hargitay said previously. “There were wrenching moments. I say to everybody, adoption is not for the faint of heart.”

What Family Means to the Star

“Having lost my mom at a young age, I then grew up with my stepmom, and I have half-siblings, and so I know that families can be built in all sorts of different ways, that there isn’t just one way to create a family and that it isn’t just about biology,” Hargitay explained to People in 2019.