Got kids? Want to travel? For families traveling with kids during the winter holidays there are many magical places to go.
Here are three cities you don’t want to miss:
Montreal: Montreal is magical any time of year but during the holiday season—which starts at the beginning of Advent and goes to the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6th—the French Canadian love for good parties, great food, noisy parades, and glittering lights is at its height.
The fun and festivity of the season is so over-the-top kid-friendly that you’re apt to see a talking Christmas tree singing Jingle Bells or bump into an oversized snowman walking down the street.
Chicago: The Windy City is a chilly but delightful winter wonderland of Midwest charm, snow, lights, and holiday spirit.
Many beloved tourist destinations, like Lincoln Park Zoo, Macy’s, and Daley Plaza, go all out this time of year.
Newport, Rhode Island: Visitors flock to Newport from December 1st to December 31st when there are Christmasy events daily and multiple events on the weekend.
Winter’s a great, affordable time to visit the island—the weather is more temperate than Boston and New York, and there are package deals available for families.
The winter holiday season in Newport is like Christmas with the Whos in Whoville—it’s less commercial and more of an educational experience full of history and Colonial culture.
Last updated: November 15, 2019