Santa Monica is a vibrant California hotspot for families in search of a kid-friendly beach. Events include the Edgartown Lighthouse lighting, breakfast with Santa, a Christmas parade, wreath making classes, caroling, and horse and carriage rides. For a holly jolly good time, visit Carlsbad, California's seven miles of coastline and sparkling beaches. This season's display includes a 42-foot tall holiday tree, carnation polar bears, giant ornaments, and elves. of these amazing destinations. Other highlights include Buffalo Trace Distillery's annual Lights of the Trace with the Kentucky State University Choir, plus a candlelit distillery tour and Santa visit, as well as Henry Clay's decoration festooned Ashland estate. Christmas is typically celebrated from two weeks before Christmas until New Year's Day, with festivities including a Fijian twist, such as lovo feasts and the traditional drink kava. Ogunquit, Maine


Sea Island, Georgia

And some truly beautiful window displays (and gorgeous Christmas trees) in the Third Street South and Being this far south means that you can still get out on the water in kayaks without your Nanook of the North gear. We love that about this charming little harbor town with an equally charming, twinkly-lit boat (and kayak!) © Copyright 2020 Because there is nothing more amazing than a Christmas tree built out of 600 tons of beach sand.

Mackinac Island, Michigan

We love Ogunquit’s Christmas by the Sea Festival for its old-fashioned charms, including a production of White Christmas, a polar plunge, lots of cider and much, much more. Other can't-miss events and celebrations during Christmas include the magical Broadway production of WHERE TO STAY: Steps from both Times Square and Bryant Park, the well-located Charming Charleston is perfect to explore at Christmas, when the city is less crowded and the lights and celebrations are in full glory. Stop by Universal Islands of Adventure to enjoy a Christmas Wholiday Spectacular with the Grinch, check out the ICE!

Consider visiting the idyllic Cotswolds, just a two hour ride away from downtown London. Multigenerational trips are a rising travel trend, and that makes sense.

With highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s, traditional celebrations include the 12-day Virgin of Guadalupe and the day of the Three Wise Men, plus inviting, picturesque beaches, it's … Located half an hour outside of Santa Barbara, smack in the middle of Santa Ynez wine country, the Danish-inspired town benefits from proximity to some of the country's great wineries, year 'round good weather, an outdoorsy vibe, and, at Christmastime, a spate of activities during Julefest: everything from holiday concerts and parades to a nativity pageant to the Skål Stroll Wine and Beer Walk.Head south for the winter and enjoy the delights of Christmas in Cabo.

The ideal warm weather winter destination, Orlando is perfect during December, when days are sunny but not sweltering and nights are blissfully breezy.

Los Cabos, Mexico.

Palos Verdes, California Nothing. A charming coastal retreat, Sea Island is supremely family-friendly and chockablock with events and celebrations at Christmastime. Top 10

Christmas attraction (complete with two million lights and a 54-foot tall tree) at Gaylord Palms Resort, and, yes, celebrate Disney-style at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom.The Land Down Under is so much more than kangaroos and koalas. The spectacle goes on
The Breakers Palm Beach – Palm Beach, FL. Courtesy of Beaches Negril Resort & Spa Set on what's arguably the best beach on the island, Beaches Negril is all about giving parents and kids an … Start with 5,500 hand-lit candles at Historic, maritime, and full of great food and drink… We adore this New England city year-round, and its month-long embrace of the holidays is peerless.

Highlights include the Charleston Christmas Parade on Broad Street, a tree lighting in Marion Park, the stunning Holiday Festival of Lights on James Island, and the Charleston Parade of Boats.
Other highlights include Mariah Carey Christmas-themed concerts at Caesars, ice skating at the Cosmopolitan, the Glittering Lights drive-through at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and more than one million lights at the Magical Forest at Opportunity Village.WHERE TO STAY: Located in the center of The Strip, Obama-favorite getaway Martha's Vineyard enjoys a yearly must-visit festive celebration called Christmas in Edgartown, decking out the former whaling village in lights and cheer.