As businesses and offices are closing for the holidays, families can look forward to a well-deserved break and some quality time with loved ones. Do you spend each Christmas in the sun? Have you thought of where you will be venturing to this holiday season, with your little ones? Why not opt for a white Christmas this year? There is no reason why Santa and his elves should be the only ones building a snowman.
I have some awesome ideas to get your holiday off to a good start.
1. New York, New York
New York is the ultimate destination for a white Christmas. Everything lights up in New York over Christmas. From thousands, if not millions of Christmas lights, shopping centres, street corners and restaurants, to people’s faces and especially little ones, faces. The city really goes all out to put up special decorations with no cent being spared. The Dickens’ Christmas Festival takes place every year in Skaneateles in the Finger Lakes region. You simply cannot miss this one! It includes a parade, actors in full costume portraying the famous A Christmas Carol, horse-and-wagon rides, Mother Goose story time and of course, a surprise visit by no other than Santa himself.
Back in New York City itself, is the annual The Radio City Rockettes, which is any kids dream come true. You can skate at the Rockefeller Plaza, go to one of the many holiday markets and see more than 1000 gingerbread houses! One of the best accommodation options for families is the Omni Berkshire Place that comes with a hot cocoa bar, an enormous candy cane that you can munch away on and a special note from Santa for the kids. Click here for more activities in New York.
2. All Aboard
If your kids loved The Polar Express movie, then the next destination is an absolute must. Hop on board an actual Polar Express train that is an exact replica of the train from the beloved movie starring Tom Hanks. Experience scenes from the movie and live in the adventure by participating in readings of the book, breath-taking music from the soundtrack, steaming cocoa and watch Santa pop in to say hey.
3. Visit The World’s Largest Toy Museum
The world’s biggest toy museum is situated in Branson, Missouri. Your children will not know what to do with themselves when they see a million dolls, cars, teddy bears, trains and other toys right in front of their very eyes. Branson is also home to the Silver Dollar City theme park that features about 6 million Christmas lights. At the famous Big Cedar Lodge, the place is transformed into a gingerbread village. Every log cabin comes with a brilliantly decorated Christmas tree and there are various activities that will keep the kids entertained and parents grateful. These range from ice skating, story time by Mrs. Claus herself and arts and crafts such as decorating Santa’s hat.
I think this has definitely got to be every adult and child’s dream holiday, especially at Christmas time. Disney World is even more magical at this time of the year, when everyone celebrates Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, and becomes the happiest place on earth. Here, everyone gets to learn about the Christmas traditions from all over the world, at Epcot World Showcase. Plus, you get to meet Santa at Disney Springs.
Of course there is no place like home, spending quality time with family. This year make Christmas truly memorable by embarking on a family adventure like no other. Have a Merry Christmas!
Definitely as close to one’s dream of that perfect winter wonderland. Christmas has got to be the most enchanting time of the year, and no matter what your age, the excitement never really fades. Whether you want to meet Santa and his elves, ride on the sleigh and meet Rudolph and his other furry woodland friends, go sledding with the huskies, explore the enchanting Santa’s Village, or play in the snow…there is something for everyone to create the most magical Christmas yet.