You would think, “home is where the heart is during the holidays.”
But what if you could spend Christmas somewhere lovely with lots of snow instead? Nothing is more excellent than traveling somewhere new during the most delightful time of the year. Well-known winter family holiday spots to charming communities will make you feel like you’ve been transported to the set of a Hallmark Christmas movie.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the best spots to celebrate Christmas in the United States this year to help you spread the most holiday cheer.
Woodstock, Vermont: In search of that traditional New England Christmas charm? The picturesque historic village of Woodstock, which every year hosts the well-known winter event known as Wassail Weekend (think carriage rides, dazzling lights, adorned homes, and more), will make you feel as though you have stepped into a Hallmark Christmas card.
Solvang, California: You’ll adore the Danish charm of this tiny community in California and the joyous Danish-style holiday event they organize every year, dubbed Julefest if you want to experience traveling in Europe without ever leaving the country.
Las Vegas, NV: Everything in Las Vegas is done considerably, and this includes the holiday season. Drive your vehicle through an enormous racetrack of Christmas lights, see The LINQ Promenade’s winter beauty, and of course, revel on The Strip! Remember to visit the famed Bellagio Fountains and the Venetian’s 20-meter Christmas tree. They offer free special performances of traditional Christmas music on weekends and holidays.
Vail, Colorado: Visit the Colorado ski resort of Vail for the ideal winter break. Spend the ideal snowy Christmas season skiing before wandering through Vail Village’s picturesque winter paradise. Visit the Kris Kringle Market and attend the grand tree lighting ceremony.
Seneca Falls, New York: If It’s A Wonderful Life is your favorite holiday film. You should go to Seneca Falls, which is thought to have served as the model for the fictional town of Bedford Falls in the movie. Seneca Falls host a festival every December to honor the beloved holiday film, including a film showing, a meet-and-greet with the cast, a parade, and other activities.
North Pole, Alaska: Every child has fantasized about traveling to the North Pole to see Santa Claus, and it turns out that you can! The “Santa Claus House” is located in this small Alaskan hamlet, where you can also wander down Santa Claus Lane, witness real reindeer, and be amazed by the biggest Santa statue in the world. What perfect manner is there to enjoy Christmas?
Hershey, Pennsylvania: Christmas celebrations wouldn’t be complete without a tonne of chocolate, right? The entire family will have a great time celebrating the holidays at Hersheypark’s Christmas Candylane, where you can go on holiday attractions, see Santa (and his reindeer! ), and take in the more than 5 million lights that are used to decorate the exciting chocolate theme park.
McAdenville, North Carolina: As “Christmas Town USA,” McAdenville is undoubtedly the ideal vacation spot throughout the holiday season.
The little hamlet changes into a sparkling wonderland every winter, enticing thousands of tourists yearly with its Christmas decorations and lights.
San Antonio, TX: The charming, city-center path lining the San Antonio River is well known to everyone who has visited the San Antonio River Walk.
But this peaceful stroll is transformed around the holidays into a breathtaking spectacle with over 1,000 lights. The Ford Holiday River Parade is held on November 23rd. However, other than that day, the River Walk is a public park available every day of the year, 24 hours a day. This famous night procession featured floats with costumed riders, lights, and holiday music.
Charleston, South Carolina: One of the most well-liked holiday vacation destinations in the USA, particularly on the east coast, is Charleston. The city is beautiful during Christmastime, and old residences are decked out beautifully. Charleston also holds joyous occasions like parades, plays, concerts, and plays that are suitable for everyone, including young people, couples, and families. Drive around the Magnolia Plantation to see the lovely plantation homes and grounds and discover more about its history of slavery.
How do you prefer to spend your Christmas?