Following her lavish trip to India to perform at a concert during the wedding festivities for Isha Ambani, the daughter of India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani, Beyoncé and her family spent Christmas on the east coast, a source tells PEOPLE.
To bring in the new year, the Carters have traveled to Los Angeles.
“It was a very special year for the whole family,” the source shares. “Beyoncé and JAY loved touring and connecting with their fans.”
“They enjoyed bringing their whole family on tour. It was like a big adventure for everyone. They loved showing Blue around Europe, enjoyed solo date nights and family fun,” the source says. “Beyoncé and JAY seem closer than ever. They are very grateful for another wonderful year together. They are definitely looking back at this year with huge smiles.”
While onstage at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England Beyonce and JAY-Z wrapped up “Young Forever” saying into a microphone, “Happy birthday to Sir and Rumi. We love you.”
In September, Beyoncé wrote a heartfelt letter for her fans, citing her biggest accomplishments from the year.
“At 36, I became a mother of three,” the Grammy winner — who celebrated her 37th birthday on Sep. 4 — began a post on her website titled “Your Bitch at 36.” She continued, “I breastfed twins. I renewed vows with my husband of ten years.”
“I came back home to the stage to do Coachella, after pregnancy. Then my husband and I released our album together, Everything is Love. And we’ve been touring with our whole family around the world, and loving it,” she shared.