Christmas is on its way, which means you need to plan and book soon if you want to take a vacation. The season too often becomes more of a hectic scramble to give without focusing on the true meaning of connection with family and loved ones. This year, disconnect from the hectic Christmas society created and delve into some quality family time instead. Here are some ideas for Christmas vacation destinations for families so that you can plan a trip that will really get you in the holiday spirit.
The perfect American small town for a family Christmas vacation, Woodstock is an absolute gem to visit all year. When you visit in the winter, however, you’ll surely get in the holiday spirit right away. The beautiful lights, the different holidays festivals—the Woodstock Wassail Weekend is one of the most elaborate winter celebrations in Vermont—and elegant private homes will give you a memorable family vacation.
Choose to stay in the city or a more remote cabin and enjoy the charming nature of Denmark at Christmastime. It’s one of the best family vacation spots in Europe, as it offers themed entertainment around every corner plus plenty of relaxing and rejuvenating ways to spend your trip. Wander the Tivoli Gardens, and come home to decorate some Christmas cookies.
In general, Colorado has many wonderful places to spend Christmas. Telluride made the list for its small-town charm and plentiful holiday activities—you’ll find something the whole family will enjoy. One of our favorite parts about this town is that you can book a remote vacation home if you really want to disconnect from the outside world and reconnect with family. It’s one of the best places to go if you want to envelope yourself in winter’s beauty.
Lively Quebec offers another stunning spot for a healthy family Christmas vacation. If your kids want a white Christmas, then this is the place to go. While definitely cold, it’s most definitely breathtaking, and has loads to offer families in the Christmas season. Explore the mesmerizing snow, lights, and architecture at the German Christmas Market. You can truly enjoy the magic of Christmas when you plan a trip to Quebec.
A lovely place to step away from the overwhelming bustle of Christmas is the city of Greenough, Montana. You’ll find plenty of wintery resorts and cabins to choose from, and they all sit right in the middle of a snowy, fresh aired paradise. Try a traditional family Christmas vacation at The Resort at Paws Up with tree-trimming parties, dog sledding, and so much more.