Where to go for Christmas 2020

The most wonderful time of the 2020 year , thanks to the coronavirus, is, honestly, a little different now. It’s no wonder many are itching to get away safely after months of hunkering down, whether you’re looking for an inexpensive weekend escape, a single getaway, or hoping to find an unforgettable Christmas holiday that the whole family would love.

  1. New Mexico, Taos

New Mexico throws a month-long festival called Yuletide in Taos in the so-called Soul of the Southwest, Taos, paying tribute to the unusual mix of cultures in the region. The Yuletide Caroling and Tree Lighting Ceremony, lights along historic Ledoux Street known as Ledoux Lighting, a Christmas Eve Procession at Taos Pueblo with bonfires, rifle salutes, and the Virgin’s Procession are great activities for couples.

2. South Carolina’s Charleston

Charming Charleston, when the city is less crowded and the lights and celebrations are in full glory, is the ideal place to visit for Christmas trips. Highlights include the Charleston Christmas Parade on Broad Street, Marion Park tree illumination, James Island ‘s spectacular Holiday Festival of Lights drive-through, and the Charleston Parade of Boats.

3. Nevada, Las Vegas

Sin Area, as it turns into a festive wonderland that both singles and couples will enjoy, is less sinful and more sensational on holidays. The 12 foot x 7 foot x 13 foot edible Gingerbread House at ARIA, complete with decorations, holiday pastries, and hot chocolate, and the popular annual Holiday Conservatory & Botanical Gardens of the Bellagio are visual extravaganzas. A 42-foot high holiday tree, carnation polar bears, giant ornaments, and elves are included in this season’s show. The Glittering Lights drive-through at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the new Circa Resort & Casino in downtown, and AREA15, a new multi-purpose experience entertainment centre, are other highlights.

4. California’s Palos Verdes

His best-kept secret, the Palos Verdes Peninsula, sits overlooking LA, just half an hour from downtown, but with the world-away atmosphere of the Italian or French Riviera. The Sleepy Hollow Christmas Lights in Torrance, the Holiday Parade of Lights and a Candlelight Christmas Concert at Wayfarer’s Chapel, the so-called ‘Glass Church’ built by the son of Frank Lloyd Wright, are nearby Christmas activities in this cliffside escape.

5. City of New York

During the Christmas season, the city that never sleeps has plenty for everyone (and is eager to recapture visitors, while travellers from restricted states must fill out a form of traveller health and possibly quarantine). Stop by the Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center, towering over Wollman Rink. The window displays of classic department storeys such as Bergdorf Goodman and Bloomingdales and the Columbus Circle Holiday Market include other can’t-miss activities and festivities during Christmas.

6. Charleston, South Carolina

Charming Charleston, when the city is less crowded and the lights and celebrations are in full glory, is the ideal place to visit for Christmas trips. Highlights include the Charleston Christmas Parade on Broad Street, Marion Park tree illumination, James Island ‘s spectacular Holiday Festival of Lights drive-through, and the Charleston Parade of Boats.

7. D.C. Washington

Thanks to jaw-dropping parties, decorations, and spectacles, our nation’s capital is an perfect location for Christmas holiday trips. There is no lack of stately ornamental trees: lighting adorns the US Capitol Tree, as well as trees just outside the White House at the Library of Congress, Union Station, and the National Christmas Tree. The Downtown Holiday Market, or the Holiday Boat Parade and fireworks down the Wharf waterfront of D.C. can also be enjoyed by tourists. And there are, of course, plenty of world-famous museums that are subject to social distancing.

8. Springs of Colorado

Colorado Springs, a great location for Christmas tours, provides an inexpensive and outdoor destination with so much to do for all ages that it is undeniably suitable for family Christmas holidays. With festive activities, including ice skating in Acadia Park, a trip on the Santa Express Train, music, cookies, and hot chocolate, and the annual lighting of the star of Palmer Lake, December is chockablock.

9. Missouri, Branson

Look no further than Christmas in Branson if you’re trying to find out where you will go in 2020, a magical spectacle that starts every year on November 1 like clockwork. Known as “America’s Christmas Tree City,” with more than 1,000 Christmas trees, Branson’s over 6.5 million lights compete for wows. Other highlights include drive-through light shows at the Holly Jolly Christmas Light Parade of Rudolph, the Largest Toy Museum of the World, and an impressive Silver Dollar City Christmas festival for their “An Old Time Christmas,” with more than 680 miles of lights.

10. Vermont, Woodstock

The small town of Woodstock in New England is tailored for Christmas trips, as it celebrates the holidays with aplomb. The town’s annual Wassail Weekend includes concerts, an equestrian parade, romantic couple-friendly horse-drawn carriage rides, and a Woodstock tree and yule log lighting. To move back into the 19th century, complete with historic Christmas decorations, don’t forget a stop by Billings Farm & Museum.

11. Georgia’s Savannah

This incredible Southern city is worth a year-round visit, but when the weather (and hotel rates) drop, it ‘s particularly charming for couples in the winter. Spend your afternoons exploring the numerous beautiful squares (perfect for family photos) dotted with Spanish moss trees. There are still several restaurants open: eat brunch at the historic Olde Pinke Building. (Don’t miss the grits and shrimp!). And, finish the evening with Cotton & Rye dinner, set in a converted old bank, followed by a nightcap back at Wayward, an eclectic bar that blends a medium Old Fashioned (free for guests of Perry Lane) with both skee-ball and pinball.

12. Tennessee, Nashville

Music City won’t disappoint if you’re searching for a spot that won’t feel absolutely shut down at Christmas time, with bars open at a limited capacity and especially great for singles. Groove to Christmas songs on Broadway at any number of honky tonks, or stick to shopping strolls down the trendy Gulch district if the bar scene isn’t your thing. Take a Pearl Diver tiki cocktail, a tropical oasis that will make you forget all about winter, or enjoy a cheap meal at Haddie B’s with hot chicken.

13. The Vineyard of Martha, Massachusetts

Obama’s beloved Martha’s Vineyard getaway celebrates an annual must-visit holiday festival in Edgartown called Christmas, decking out the former whaling village in lights and cheer. Events include the illumination of the Edgartown Lighthouse, a Christmas parade, horse and buggy rides, and carolling. And, of course, without a Chowder Festival, it would not be Christmas in Massachusetts.

14. Cooperstown, New York

Known as, America’s Most Perfect Village, the spiritual home of baseball is a great place for family Christmas holidays, with a number of kid-friendly attractions and a charming Main Street. Families will enjoy Lakefront Park and its sledding hill, while waggon and pony rides are featured at the Cooperstown Winter Carnival. Stop by the Farmers Museum and get a taste of what farm life was like.

15. Vermont, Woodstock

The small town of Woodstock in New England is tailored for Christmas tours, as it celebrates the holidays with aplomb. The town’s annual Wassail Weekend includes concerts, an equestrian parade, romantic couple-friendly horse-drawn carriage rides, and a Woodstock tree and yule log lighting. To move back into the 19th century, complete with historic Christmas decorations, don’t forget a stop by Billings Farm & Museum.