The USA is a fabulous place in which to celebrate Christmas, and it offers travelers a number of different festive experiences. The sheer size of America means that there are several micro-climates within the huge continental landmass. Tourists have the choice of soaking up a little winter sun in the southern states, or visiting the snow-covered winter wonderlands in the central and northern states.
Walt Disney World
Disney holidays are extremely popular during the Christmas period because of the relatively warm weather the region experiences. The theme parks of Walt Disney World are extremely popular destinations during this time of year, and they stage a number of Christmas celebrations to make up for the lack of snow. The parks are decorated with festive wreaths, trees and decorations. There are several festive parties to enjoy, and all of the usual characters are there to make sure the celebrations are enjoyed by young and old. This iconic American holiday is hugely popular during December; booking a Disney hotel can be difficult if left to the last minute. However, people can book cheap accommodation online through a number of specialist websites.
Images of New York streets covered in glistening white snow are iconic. Americans and international travelers love exploring the city’s most famous buildings and browsing the major department stores at Christmas. These romantic images have been immortalized by several Hollywood movies. The city is famous for its Christmas Eve parade and its internationally-renowned Christmas shopping experience.
The town of Aspen is situated in the American state of Colorado, and it is hugely popular with skiers during the winter months. However, the town is transformed into a Christmas paradise during the month of September. An ice-rink is erected in the center of the town, and children can enjoy regular sleigh-rides with Santa. An elaborate production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas entertains people throughout the festive period; a musical extravaganza that can be experienced in the town’s Wheeler Opera House.
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