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Holidays on Trekaroo: Explore Local Christmas & Holiday Attractions in Your Neighborhood

Looking for family-friendly Christmas and holiday activities near you? Heading out on holiday to an exciting new destination? You’ve come to the right place. We cover the best holiday activities for your kids every year, with updated guides, tips, and recommendations on the fun near you, or near where you are traveling to this winter holiday. Let’s explore local holiday activities across North America and the world.

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WEST COAST Southern California & the Southwest | Northern California | Pacific Northwest
EAST COAST the Northeast & Mid-Atlantic | The South
MIDDLE AMERICA Mountain States | Midwest & Texas
UNIQUE DESTINATIONS: Island & Tropical Christmas Locales | Theme Parks at Christmas | International Getaways

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West Coast

 Southern California & Southwest

From ice skating on the beach in San Diego, watching holiday boat parades in Los Angeles, to taking in the magic & “snow” at Disneyland, Southern California may lack cold weather, but they make up for it in wonder, awe, and holiday cheer.


Photos by: Shutterstock/Ritu Manoj Jethani; Shutterstock/egd; Shutterstock/iofoto

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Photos by: Disneyland Resort; Shutterstock/Bill Florence; Flickr/mnchilemom

Explore Southern California Christmas and Holiday Activities | San Diego Holiday | Palm Springs HolidayDisneyland | Theme Parks | Hop over to Tucson for a great holiday destination.

Christmas and Holiday fun for families in and around Phoenix

Photo by: Bigstock/bondzsa

Explore Holidays and Christmas in Phoenix

Northern California

In Northern California, families can cut down fresh Christmas trees at numerous farms, ride with Santa on a train, frolic through white capped mountains full of playful powder, or stay urban in San Francisco and Sacramento’s urban core full of activities.

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Photos by: Shutterstock/Andrew Zarivny; Shutterstock/Jeffrey B. Banke; Shutterstock/Victor Maschek

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Photos by: Shutterstock/St. Nick; Shutterstock/Pavel L Photo and Video; Shutterstock/gorillaimages 

Explore Northern California Holiday ActivitiesSan Francisco Holiday San Jose’s Holiday | Santa Rosa Holidays 

Pacific Northwest

The rain may not have stopped, but the Pacific Northwest just got a whole lot merrier! Check out great family-friendly Christmas & holiday events.

Christmas-and-Holiday-fun-for-families-seattle Christmas-and-Holiday-fun-for-families-Portland Christmas and Holiday fun for families in and around Vancouver

Photo by: Shutterstock/davegkugler; Shutterstock/Victoria Ditkovsky; Shutterstock/Jennifer Zhou

Explore Seattle’s Holiday Activities | Enjoy Portland’s Best Light Displays | Best Family Friendly Holiday Fun in Vancouver 

East Coast

The Northeast & Mid Atlantic

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. Find your favorite holiday activities in these fabulous locales.

Christmas and Holiday fun for families in New Jersey Christmas and Holiday fun for families in Pittsburgh  Christmas and Holiday fun for Families in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Photos by: Bigstock/sbonk; Bigstock/threerivers11; Bigstock/Paul Brady

Christmas and Holiday activities for families in and around Boston  Christmas and Holiday fun for families in Colonial Williamsburg Christmas and Holiday fun for families in Washington, DC

Photos by: Bigstock/sorsillo; Bigstock/Orhan; Bigstock/Backyardproductions

Christmas and Holiday fun for families in Toronto Christmas and Holiday fun for families in NYC Christmas and Holiday fun for families in Montreal

Photos by: Bigstock/ryelo357; Bigstock/demerzel21; Bigstock/artphaneuf

Explore New Jersey Holiday Activities | Philadelphia | Christmas in Pittsburgh | Explore Boston’s Holiday ActivitiesWashington, D.C.’s Holiday Activities | Enjoy Colonial Williamsburg for Christmas |Explore New York City’s Holiday Activities |  Head to Toronto for the Holidays | Winter Holidays in Montreal 

The South

Take full advantage of southern charm and hospitality during the Christmas and holiday season in these great places.

Christmas and Holiday fun for families in Tennessee Christmas and Holiday fun for families in Atlanta Christmas and Holiday fun for families in Tampa Bay, Florida

Photos by: Bigstock/grin@me; Bigstock/Blulz60; Bigstock/cmplaya

Christmas and Holiday fun for families in Southern Florida Christmas and Holiday fun for families in Orlando, Florida Christmas and Holiday fun for families in Pensacola, Florida

Photos by: Bigstock/artconcept; Bigstock/songquan deng; Bigstock/forestpath

Explore Tennessee’s Holiday Activities |12 Days of Christmas in Atlanta | Explore Holidays in Tampa Bay | Southern Florida Holidays Enjoy Christmas and Holidays in Orlando | Holidays & Christmas in Pensacola Beach

Middle America


The stunning snow-capped mountains are the backdrop for family fun featuring visits with Santa, incredibly detailed light displays, community outreach, and fantastic holiday music in Utah, Colorado, and even West in Carson City.

Christmas and Holiday fun for families in Denver, Colorado Christmas and Holiday fun in Salt Lake City Christmas and Holiday fun in Carson City, NV

Photos by Bigstock/rbleckicki; Bigstock/GOL; Bigstock/photographhunter

Explore Denver Holiday Activities | Salt Lake City  | Carson City

Midwest & Texas

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 holiday fun down south.

Christmas and Holiday fun for families in Houston, Texas Dream Texas Resorts to celebrate the Christmas and Holiday Season at Christmas and Holiday fun for families in Chicago

Photos by: Bigstock/amadeustx; Barton Creek Resort & Spa; Bigstock/Yaro

Christmas and holiday fun for families in Milwaukee Christmas and holiday fun in Columbus Ohio Christmas and holiday fun for families in the twin cities, Minnesota

Photos by: Bigstock/benkrut (2); Bigstock/jrferrermn

Explore Chicago’s Holiday Activities | Check out Christmas activities in Milwaukee | Explore Christmas in Columbus | Twin Cities Holidays | Texas’ Holiday Resort Activities | Enjoy Holiday fun in Houston  

Island & Tropical Christmas Vacations

Christmas and Holiday fun for families in Hawaii Christmas and Holiday fun for families in Cancun

Photos by: Bigstock/Ellensmile; Bigstock/holbox

Feeling the tropical lure for the holidays? Check out Christmas on Hawaii | Christmas in Cancun! 

Nationwide & International Destinations

Theme Parks

Theme parks throughout the country are joining in the on the holiday themed fun. Disney Parks are famous for their quality holiday offerings. My can’t miss recommendation- watch the fireworks & light show at Sleeping Beauty’s castle before enjoying the snow!

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Photos by: Disneyland Resort; Shutterstock/Supanee Hickman; Bigstock/ninescene

Explore Disney Park’s Holiday Activities  | Explore Nationwide Theme Park Holiday Activities | Visit with Shrek for the Holidays

International Destinations 

Get away for the holidays to explore these great international destinations during the Christmas and Winter holiday break.

Christmas and Holiday fun for families in London Christmas and Holiday fun for families in Cancun

Photos by: Bigstock/IRstone; Bigstock/holbox

Explore London for Christmas  | Christmas in Cancun! 



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