The holidays are around the corner, usually, it’s a wonderful time people celebrate together with loved ones, it’s a magical time of the year.
Well, it might be different this year, but we’ll try to make it special as usual. People celebrate the holidays in different ways, some in their favorite restaurants, some in their family or vacation home and some are going for a family gateway searching for a white Christmas vacation.
For those who prefer to travel or have some little getaway during holidays, here are some cities in the U.S that have holiday spirit that you can enjoy with your family and loved ones.
ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
This one of the largest cities in North Carolina is also one of the best towns for Christmas celebrations because of its annual tradition such as exploring the Biltmore estate where they usually host lavish Christmas festivities.
Families can also spend a day at Omni Grove Park Inn; they also offer Christmas magical festivities that include their well known Fesivannual national gingerbread house competition.
Festive drinks and cookies are served and don’t forget their Christmas traditional dinner. There is a lot to do in Asheville that makes it the best place to visit during the holidays.
Branson, Missouri is the perfect spot for the holidays with the family. The family gets to enjoy the view of the Ozark Mountains and get the holiday spirit at the same time enjoying dancing performances, numerous live singing and, parades, a few light shows, and tours.
Lights displays are all over town a family can take a ride and see all the displays. Don’t forget to check out Christmas Tree Trail where giant trees are decorated and on display throughout the town where you can take memorable pictures.
Want to have more magical holidays? Don’t miss Silver Dollar City Christmas Festival, is one of the best Christmas Festivals in the U.S.
The Silver Dollar City Christmas Festival is a four-time winner of the nation’s Best Theme Park Holiday Event according to USA Today’s 10 Best Readers choice poll. The amazing festival comes with 6.5 million dazzling lights, a nightly light parade with Rudolph, and other activities.
ELKHART LAKE, WISCONSIN
You might not get a white Christmas but this place will make you feel like you are in Christmas movies or Christmas storybooks. This is due to the warmth of this place, its charming decor and sometimes it’s snowy streets.
A lot of things to do with the family, you can visit the village square for hot cocoa, traditional treats, and annual tree lighting. Enjoy some holiday horse wagon rides, ice skating, snowshoeing, children’s holiday workshop, breakfast with Santa, and many more without forgetting to visit the old world Christmas market.
If you like resorts, you can check out The Osthoff Resort. They offer a lot of opportunities to enjoy the village, such as ice skating on its reflection pond, breakfast with Santa on Saturdays.
JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING
Jackson Hole is a place for nature lovers and those who like to do outdoor activities. There is a lot of lodging, restaurant options to choose from, activities like skiing, fishing, mountain climbing are well known around here.
What a better way to enjoy this place than to hop on to the iconic Big Red tram. You can ride a tram to the Rendezvous peak and take part in the tradition and enjoy delicious waffles from Corbet’s Cabin.
Not only that, but you can also take a horse-drawn ride to the National Elk Refuge while kids are skiing with Santa.
Leavenworth, Washington, is a Bavarian-themed town about two hours from Seattle. This small town will make you feel like you are in Germany while transforming into a winter wonderland.
There are a lot of winter wonderland themed activities such as sledding, hot spiced wine and cider tastings, holiday concerts. All this happens at the traditional Christmas Lighting Festival which must go when you are in town during the holidays.
Don’t forget to visit the Christmas annual market known as Christkindlmarkt which features unique goods such as German foods, lantern parade, handmade arts, and crafts all this goes with Christmas themed entertainment.
Some other things you can do or experience with family while celebrating Christmas in Leavenworth are a visit to the Gingerbread factory, skiing, dog sledding, sledding and tubing, sleigh rides, and a visit to Nutcracker Museum.
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK
New York is one of the best and most famous cities in the world, the city that never sleeps is always known for its holiday celebrations.
There are a lot of things to do in the city, you might not be able to do them all. You can start the holiday celebrations with the iconic annual traditional Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.
If you can’t make it to the parade you can check out the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City MusicHall. You can also stroll around the city where there’s the holiday spirit everywhere such as seeing a huge Christmas tree at Rockefeller center and while you are there you can ice skate just under the Christmas tree and take memorable pictures.
Don’t forget to visit Central Park where you can see a lot of landmarks and structures, some of them you saw on your favorite TV shows or movies. Also, you can hop on a carriage ride tour and get some different history about the city.
This is one of the best towns to celebrate the holidays. The place has old fashioned holiday charm like those you see in the movies. One of these town famous traditions is the Wassail Weekend, during this weekend the entire place turns into Christmas magic.
There is a lot to do this weekend such as hearing sleigh bells, eating Christmas traditional food and appetizers, and seeing different traditional pageants.