Christmas vacations in the USA

Vail, Colorado

During the holidays, ski season begins in full force in this splendor of Colorado.  Fresh snow, the lighting of the community tree, and New Year's Eve celebrations all arrive in December.

Aspen, Colorado

This Rocky Mountain hamlet rose to the top of the list of merriest in the nation thanks to a unique blend of opulent lifestyle and small-town charm.

Ogunquit, Maine

Mid-December's Christmas by the Sea festival typically includes a bonfire on the beach and visits with Santa. 

Nantucket, Massachusetts

Today, during the annual Christmas Stroll — typically the first weekend in December — you can shop downtown amid dozens of seven-foot.

Breckenridge, Colorado

Breckenridge gets revved up during the holidays as ski season swings into high gear.

Orlando, Florida

Make this Christmas one that nobody will ever forget by traveling to the nation's theme park epicenter.

Beaufort, North Carolina

In this Outer Banks hamlet, winter weather doesn't truly start until January, so the Christmas season is usually still a nice time to go kayaking or take a boat tour along Taylor's Creek.

Lewisburg, West Virginia

Grande dame hotel The Greenbrier is the epicenter of the holidays in the Lewisburg area. 

Park City, Utah

The holiday season ushers in serious wattage — star-powered and otherwise — in this Utah mountain town.

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Although there isn't much of a winter season in this coastal town in California, the chilly air makes the nearby wine country and the crashing waves seem even more alluring.

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