Favourite Holiday Destinations for Christmas

We have reached the month of October, and once Halloween ends, choirs will be massaging their vocal chords. This is because, come December, Christmas will soon be there before we know it.

Christmas is a time to get away, unwind and spend time with the family. In the United States are many great choices to venture across the USA from urban wonders, balmy beaches, and the great outdoors.

  1. New York

New York City is one American city that is on every holiday destination list. However, the best time to go there is during the winter holidays, as it is at that time when it truly shines.

Shopaholics can freak out in the Manhattan district, as it is the perfect place to find the best gifts. There are even a number of annual traditions, such as the holiday-themed windows at New York’s famed department stores and the giant spruce Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center,

  1. Chicago

The Windy City certainly has the brisk weather conditions to deliver a White Christmas—or at least a very, very cold one. However, tourists go to Chicago for Christmas for its big-city activities: View the millions of lights on the Magnificent Mile or enjoy Chicago’s German heritage at the famous Christkindlmarkt a German Christmas market filled with holiday crafts, traditional wooden toys, plus food and drink.

Chicago also has a giant Christmas tree, which is set up in Millennium Park and inaugurated each year with much fanfare. To marry science with spirit, check out the Annual Christmas Around the World Exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry.

  1. Colorado

A ski holiday at Christmastime offers snowy slopes and cozy chalets for a fun and relaxing getaway. Many of the most popular places to go for skiing in the United States are in Colorado, home to several chic resort towns. Celebrate a Victorian Christmas at the Breckenridge ski resort or join the jet set in Aspen, Vail, and Steamboat Springs.

For families, an urban Christmas in Denver may be the right fit.  A great holiday attraction is the Zoo Lights at the Denver Zoo, where the kids can ride the Holiday Carousel, and sip high tea at the Brown Palace.

  1. Florida

Even in December, most of Florida enjoys mild temperatures making the state ideal for a white Christmas comprised of sand and not snow. In addition to beach destinations, travelers can visit Walt Disney World, which is decked out in true, over-the-top Disney style. Take the kids to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party or to see Epcot’s Candlelight Processional.

For holidays with a Latin flavor, head to Christmas in Miami. In the weeks leading up to December 25th, boat parades and festive light displays in many cities across the state, such as the Night of Lights in St. Augustine.

So, if snow is not your drift, you can always head down south for the Christmas season

  1. Alaska

For jet-setters really committed to the idea of a cold, white Christmas, Alaska is the place for the holidays.

There are a number of Christmas festivals and events in Alaska, including Christmas-themed ice art sculptures. Adventurous types can even try dog sledding. Winter is also the prime time for catching the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, that streak across the skies over the state.

For families with small children, Alaska might be the next best thing to visiting the North Pole. Since 1952, thousands of children who have written to Santa with their Christmas wishes have sent their letters to the Santa Claus House in North Pole, Alaska near Fairbanks.

 

 

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