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The Best Christmas Destinations for a Visit to the USA

There is no place like home during the festive season, but that does not mean you can not pack your bags and go on an adventure. Whether you are looking for a tropical getaway or for winter scenery, there are cities in all of the United States that do not lack Christmas.

Treat yourself to this holiday season with a trip to one of the best Christmas escapes in the USA!

Path of the Lights, Austin


Go to Texas for the beak of lights in Austin. It is the largest holiday tradition of the city and the second biggest event of the year. More than 400,000 people visit each year and Austin turns into a 2 million-day celebration show, food and nightlife.

Book your trip from 10 to 23 December if you do not want to miss all the holidays!

Read more: The latest Austin travel guide



Accumulate and head to Windy City for the famous Christkindlmarket! It is a Christmas market inspired by that held in Nuremberg, Germany, since 1545.

Running from 16 November to 24 December, Christkindlmarket is Chicago's largest Christmas celebration festival!

But that's just the start of the Chicago celebrations. On November 16 and 17, you can watch the lights festival in the enchanting mile.

There is a parade, fireworks, shopping and even a tree lighting ceremony! If you can not do this weekend, there are still lights that have been articulated during the entire Magnificant Mile that you will not want to miss.

Hold holiday holiday events and stop by the Science and Industry Museum for the Christmas Exhibition around the World. The exhibition features a four-leaf, floor-to-dome christmas tree surrounded by 50 more trees and screens.

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Colorado is one of the absolute destinations for skiing in the USA. From Vail to Aspen, Breckenridge in Steamboat, there are many different options for skiing and skiing accommodations.

Every ground is offered for every level of skiers or snowboarders, whether you are a beginner or an expert. Spend the tubing vacation under the snow, facing the slopes or snuggling over a warm fire with a good book.

Read more: The best ski destinations in North America

Santa Claus Indiana


Do you ever want to visit a town called Santa Claus? You're in luck! Santa Claus, Indiana is the very Christmas home of America.

Each year the activities include a parade and a candy castle selling delicious delicacies. But one of the most impressive festive features of the city is the land of lights – a fantastic 1.2 mile show!



Florida is a pretty obvious choice for those who want to swap the winter chill for cocktails on the beach. But there is something extraordinary magical to spend your holidays on the happiest part of the Earth – Disneyworld!

If you travel with family, watch Mickey's Very Good Christmas Party. You can dress your Christmas sweaters, eat and drink free hot chocolate and snickerdoodle cookies, and scream your heart on your favorite walks.

For some fun without kids, go south to Miami. Here the holidays have a Latin atmosphere and you can find backstage and festive views.

Read more: The last guide to South Beach, Miami on a weekend



What's more festive than spending your Christmas holidays in Alaska? It's where Santa finally lives!

You can send letters to his home, and maybe get an answer. Winter in Alaska is also ideal to see the north lights – if you are hard enough to relax the cold footsteps.

You will find many Christmas festivals, including a park that organizes ice-sculpture and ice slides.



Christmas is a one-month event in most Utah, especially in Salt Lake. You can walk through Temple Square, where millions of lights illuminate a lively scene for the birth or spend your night walking through the illuminated tunnel at Hoo Zoo's Zoo Lights.

Feel like you came out of a Hallmark movie and head south to Park City. The canopy lights flash over the main street and the trees that illuminate the sidewalks.

The holiday season begins with the electric parade and you can even watch Santa while riding in the city center on the Lift.

The Plaza Hotel in New York City on Christmas

New York

New York is a huge destination for Christmas in the US – and with good reason. The city boasts gigantic bright Christmas trees and festive Broadway shows that they make it a real winter landscape.

Between ice skating at Rockafeller Center, Winter Village in Bryant Park, Central Park and Rockettes, there is plenty to see on Christmas. No matter how full it is, it's a truly magical experience.

Read more: Top things to do in New York on Christmas

Christmas in Disneyland


Southern California is a great choice if you are looking for a hot Christmas getaway. There are plenty of beaches to enjoy, epic road excursions, delicious food and Disneyland!

Like Disneyworld, the theme park is spread over the spirit of the holiday. From the special Christmas treats the characters to the festive sweater, you will feel like a child again in a very short time.

If Disney is not your thing, less than an hour away is the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in Riverside. Every year, they host a six-week celebration of 200 animations, Santa's show, the world's largest artificial mogul, carriage rides and much more.

Read more: Road Trip Route for 2 weeks in California

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