If you’re planning on visiting the US for Christmas, you’re in for a real treat. There’s so much to see it can be difficult to narrow it down and make a list of priorities. So, here are some ideas that should be at the top of your list.
Of course, seeing New York at Christmas is a must. If you’re lucky enough to have snowfall, a walk through Central Park will be magical. Don’t forget to visit Rockefeller Center to take a look at the magnificent Christmas Tree. There’s a certain buzz in New York around Christmas time that is undeniable and wonderful to experience. If your stay lasts until New Years, head down to Times Square and stand in awe as you watch the crowds count down to midnight.
Chicago is another fantastic city, full of lights and life around Christmas. Perhaps you’ll be there in time for the City of Chicago Christmas Tree lighting ceremony or you could head over to Lincoln Park Zoo to look at the ZooLights ( a great one for kids). And, no matter what time of year you visit> downtown Chicago>, there’s always something to do and see. One of the great things about Chicago is the community spirit at this time of year. Why not offer your help to a soup kitchen or charity fundraiser while you’re there?>
It’s not your usual pick for Christmas, but wine country has a lot to offer at this time of year. If you head to Solvang, you’ll get to> experience Julefest> which lasts all month long. If you’re looking for non-stop fun (and alcohol) this is the place to be. Take part in the Santa Sprint or just enjoy some live music with a glass of red in your hand.>
Have you ever imagined yourself as the Belle of the ball? Well, there’s no better place for a Christmas ball than Lewisburg. Head over to> The Greenbrier Resort>, all lit up from head to toe, and enjoy a dance or two at the Gingerbread Ball. It’s great excuse to dress up to the nines and get in the party spirit. If you miss the ball, there are plenty of other activities to get involved in at the resort and throughout the area.>
Here’s another little-known town with plenty of Christmas festivities to enjoy. If you’re looking for something for the kids, Andalusia has the perfect event for you. Every weekend the town plays host to Candyland. It’s a fun-filled place where children and their parents can adorn their ice-skates and have a go on the huge ice rink, along with peer into the Christmas cottages and visit Santa. The best part is, admission is totally free. So, if you don’t want to spend a fortune doing something the whole family will love, it’s a great option.>
There are too many places to name when visiting the US at Christmas but these some you will have heard of, and some you won’t.>