The Best Locations for Vacationing at Christmas

Christmas can be an excellent time to take a family vacation. In addition to getting away from the regular hustle and bustle of the holiday, vacationing at Christmas can provide you and your family with a tremendously enjoyable experience. There are several locations that are good choices for vacationing at Christmas.

Why not take a trip to the North Pole for Christmas this year? Just north of Lake Placid in New York, there is a little town called “North Pole.” During five weekends during November and December you can stay here, even taking a visit to Santa’s workshop and helping trim the North Pole Christmas tree.

The warmth of Orlando, Florida attracts many Christmas visitors, particularly those that are vacationing from northern climates. Over 1,500 Christmas trees are set up at Walt Disney world, and there are special Christmas related events. On some nights, the Mickey Mouse parade at night even includes Wooden Soldiers and Gingerbread Men. At Epcot, you can hear Christmas stories from around the world. At the MGM studios, there is a spectacle of lights including more than five million Christmas lights. At Universal Studios in Orlando you can see an authentic Macy’s holiday parade every night. There is also Grinchmas, featuring the Grinch and Whoville from the famous Dr. Seuss story.

Hershey, PA has a Christmas Candyland that many people enjoy visiting. The theme park in Hershey opens up with over 1 million lights, along with Santa and live reindeer! There is also something known as Hershey Sweet Lights, a two mile drive through the woods that are filled with lights and over 600 animated Christmas displays.

If skiing is your thing, Breckenridge, Colorado is probably the best location for your Christmas vacation. In addition to awesome ski slopes, Breckenridge has a Christmas Bazaar, strolling carolers, and visits from Santa Clause.

American history buffs might like a Christmas in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. This restored historic district has real-life actors who really bring to life the Christmas celebration of the days before the American Revolution. Colonial Williamsburg also includes a Christmas parade, tea with Charles’ Dickens great-great-grandson, and live musical performances on period instruments.