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Incredible U.S. Destinations To Visit In December
NYC offers many holiday activities, from seeing the New York City Ballet's "The Nutcracker" to skating in Rockefeller Plaza and viewing the famous Christmas Tree.
New York, New York
Stroll the window displays in Hudson Yards, the Bryant Park Christmas Village, Macy's Santaland in Midtown, and Fifth Avenue, or visit some holiday pop-up bars and markets
Feel like you're in a Bavarian village in this ski town in the Cascade Mountains. The cute buildings are lit up every day in December until Christmas.
Leavenworth, Washington
Carolers, choirs, and characters are at the Gazebo, and at the Festhalle, you can take Santa photos, enjoy a craft station, and admire the spectacular gingerbread house display.
Many holiday festivities make this ski town an ideal December getaway. Holiday events and activities are typically held from early December through early January.
Vail, Colorado
The annual tree lighting takes place in Silpher Square with carolers, hot chocolate, and Santa. December is also the month of the Vail Film Festival.
The "American Riveria," just up the coast from Los Angeles, is an idyllic destination for a Christmas vibe without the winter weather.
Santa Barbara, California
The Old Mission hosts Sip n' Stroll, a private market where you can shop with a local wine or beer. Don't miss the Santa Barbara Harbor Parade of Lights and Christmas markets.
Full of covered bridges and blanketed in snow in December, this small town in the countryside makes postcard-perfect scenes and a tranquil winter getaway.
Woodstock, Vermont
Enjoy Cookies with Santa at Townhall Theater, the ice rink at Union Arena, and winter sports at the Woodstock Nordic Center. Go during Wassail Weekend for a holiday celebration.