Now that temperatures are dipping, it’s a fantastic time to head to the mountains. Resorts like Vail, Sun Valley, and Whistler have started their winter seasons with gusto. So many more are in full gear and ready to welcome skiers.
Little snow may be falling, but that doesn’t stop Hawaii from celebrating Christmas. Experience the beauty of the beaches and waterfalls alongside the Christmas trees and wreaths. And for a treat, December is prime whale-watching season.
When school lets, the possibilities are nearly endless for vacations. Some families choose to head to the beach rather than to stay at home, while others seek out parades, excellent events, or shopping excursions to celebrate with loved ones.
The peaks of the Rocky Mountains, Denver’s shopping scene, and plentiful snow make the hallmark of Colorado at Christmas. Throughout the state, ski resorts and hotels roll out the welcome mat for holiday travelers with special events.
Many of the holiday traditions enjoyed around the world have roots in German history and customs. Modern Germany honors its roots with Christmas markets, among grand cathedrals, and in town squares around the country.