11 great places to celebrate the New Year

Hershey, Pennsylvania

A fun-filled chocolate theme park is decorated with more than 5 million lights, holiday attractions, Santa (and his reindeer), and more.

North Pole, Alaska

The "Santa Claus House" is located in this small Alaskan hamlet, where you can also wander down Santa Claus Lane, witness real reindeer, and be amazed by the biggest Santa statue in the world.

Stockbridge, Massachussets

This Massachusetts town was once depicted in a 1967 Norman Rockwell painting — and now, every holiday season, Stockbridge recreates the art, complete with vintage cars lined up on Main Street.

Seneca Falls, New York

Seneca Falls hosts a festival every December to honor the beloved holiday film, which includes a showing of the film, a meet-and-greet with the cast, a parade, and other activities.

Vail, Colorado

Visit the Colorado ski resort of Vail for the ideal winter break.

New York City, New York

You'll of course want to take in the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Plaza , before marveling at the gorgeous Christmas window store displays along Fifth Avenue. 

Nashville, Tennessee

Folk, rock n' roll and country music lovers will feel right at home during A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland, an extravagant Nashville holiday special that features live music performances.

Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas may appear out of the ordinary during the holidays, yet almost every hotel and casino hosts fantastic Christmas festivities for the entire family.

Park City, Utah

In addition to some of the very best skiing in the country, Park City offers wonderful holiday sights and events up and down its historic streets.

St. Augustine, Florida

The Historic District of the coastal city is illuminated by more than 3 million white lights every night from November 20 to January 31.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Skate the Devon Ice Rink at the architectural Myriad Gardens, see the lights at the tree lighting festival, 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

catch a performance at the Civic Center or bring you dog out to a special Christmas party where they get to enjoy pup-friendly treats and have their photo taken with Santa.

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