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Every year, Trekaroo helps families asking, “What are the family-friendly Christmas events near me?” Whether you are doing some holiday travel to an exciting new destination or looking for local Christmas events, you’ve come to the right place. Our team of fun-loving families is on an annual crusade to bring you the all the best Christmas attractions and holiday activities near you!
Are you’re thinking of visiting a theme park during the holiday season? You’ll find a little extra magic sprinkling down during the holidays. Check out our special section on theme park holiday guides below. And if you’re traveling during the holidays as a family to see family or to just get out of town, don’t miss our holiday travel tips from other families who have braved the air and the roads during the holidays.
Now, let’s explore local Christmas events across the United States and Canada. And if you’re curious, here are some of Europe’s best Christmas markets as well.
Note: Some events are taking longer than normal to update their schedules for 2020. We are continuously updating our guides as soon as information is available.
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In Southern California, some of the Christmas attractions you might find yourself at include ice skating on the beach in San Diego, watching holiday boat parades in Los Angeles, or taking in the magic & “snow” at Disneyland. While Southern California may lack cold weather, it makes up for it with Christmas events filled with wonder, awe, and holiday cheer.
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In Northern California, families love cutting down fresh Christmas trees at numerous u-cut Christmas Tree farms near San Francisco and riding with Santa on a train. You can also travel back in time at Christmas events like Victorian Christmas, or frolic through white-capped mountains full of playful powder. San Francisco and Sacramento’s urban core are full of Holiday and Christmas activities.
A little rain and a little snow, who knows what the Christmas season might bring in the Pacific Northwest. But, what you can be assured to find is lots of holiday cheer! Seattle Christmas events at the zoo and Winterfest at Seattle Center are always popular, but the entire region has something to get excited about. Here are our favorite family-friendly Christmas activities in Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver.
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Christmas in the Northeast conjures up traditional images of twinkling tree lights white with snow, door to door caroling, and wintry streets primed with shoppers looking for the perfect gift. What about ice-skating in New York City? Find your favorite Christmas activities in these historic cities.
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Stunning snow-capped mountains of America’s mountain region are the backdrop for family fun. You’ll find incredibly detailed light displays, community outreach opportunities, and fantastic Christmas events in Utah, Colorado, and even Carson City.
From visiting with Santa at the top of the world to down-home traditions and fantastic light displays, Chicago and the Midwest offer plenty for celebrating the season. Don’t miss the Texas-sized Christmas fun down south.
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Theme parks throughout the country are joining in the on the holiday-themed fun. Disney Parks are famous for their quality Christmas offerings. My can’t miss recommendation- watch the fireworks & light show at Sleeping Beauty’s castle before enjoying the snow!
Traveling for the holidays is always exciting, but it does present extra challenges to families during this busy travel season. You are more likely to experience packed flights and delays. Trekaro families have been in your shoes and share their tips on how to smooth out the bumps of holiday travel with kids.