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5 Excellent Family Christmas Vacation Ideas

What do you get the kids who have everything? Why not something they’ll remember forever, like a special Christmas vacation this year? If you have a getaway trip in mind but aren’t sure where to begin with planning, we have you covered! Here are five excellent family Christmas vacation ideas that will get everyone excited this holiday season!

Take a Holiday Cruise

Looking to try something a little different this year? Why not try a Christmas cruise! Most cruise lines decorate their ships for the holidays and even offer a special festive program for their passengers to enjoy. You can expect everything, from Christmas lights and trees, to Christmas carolers, to festive galas, to specialty shows, and holiday-themed menus.

Soak Up the Sun in Holiday Fashion

Just because you’re in the warmth, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the Christmas spirit of the North. Take in all the festive events at Disney World where your kids can celebrate Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party from November 8th to December 21st. Here, the family can join in on all of the joyful celebrations with good food, music, and the classic tradition at the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays. You can even find festive decorations and snow falling at the Hollywood Studios and watch as Sunset Boulevard transforms into a winter wonderland.

Hit the Hills in Whistler

Head west to Canada’s favourite mountain getaway and enjoy a Canadian white Christmas with twinkling lights and the snow-covered village. Beyond skiing, snowboarding, and sledding, there are plenty of annual holiday events happening throughout Whistler, BC. See the weekly Fire & Ice Show and take in the special story time with Santa, holiday crafts, and even carolling.

Get Tropical

If that sounds too cold for your liking, head south and celebrate the holidays in the tropics this year. Many family-oriented resorts offer specialty packages for Christmas and New Years. Why spend it in the cold when you can enjoy a week in Cayo Coco, Varadero, Holguin, or Puerto Vallarta? Some places even feature Christmas events and activities for tourists. So you can enjoy the beach before taking in a festive show, live music and fireworks.

Try a Short Stay Getaway

Don’t feel like decorating or cooking this year? Spend Christmas at a hotel close by. Quebec City offers the perfect backdrop for the holidays — cobblestoned streets, old architecture, and quaint, holiday decorated restaurants and bars. It’s the perfect location to spend a few days away and still enjoy Christmas close to home.

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