Christmas Vacation Ideas
Christmas in New York City with Kids
Planning a visit to NYC during the holiday season? Here's a don't-miss line-up of Christmas and holiday events in 2014.
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year Holidays on Disney Cruise Line
What happens on a Disney cruise during the holiday season in 2014? Here's what you need to know about Verry Merrytime Cruises with Disney Cruise Line.
Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at Disney World
Visiting Disney World during the Christmas holiday season in 2014? Here's what you need to know about Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party in the Magic Kingdom.
Holiday Sleigh Rides at Disney World
Visiting Disney World during the Christmas season in 2014? Here's how to book a holiday sleigh ride at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort.
Christmas on the Potomac with ICE! at Gaylord National Resort
Visiting Gaylord National Resort for ICE! in 2014? Here's what you need to know about Christmas on the Potomac.
Christmas at Hawks Cay Resort
Looking for a Christmas getaway in the Florida Keys? Here's what you need to know about Christmas at Hawks Cay Resort.
Holiday Events by Region
Whether spending Christmas vacation at home or away, families will find plenty of festivities.
It's the world's top family destination year-round, and Christmas means even more fun. The added dazzle of holiday lights plus many special events make all of the theme parks merrier.
Ideas in Europe
What better time to experience the Old World traditions that charm North Americans so much? Christmas in Europe will be a time of special celebrations, decorations, and seasonal warmth. Read about German Christmas markets, London at Christmas, Italy, and France... (and enjoy low-season airfares, too.)
Polar Express Train Rides
The Polar Express is a classic children's book (and movie) about a child's train ride to see Santa at the North Pole. At many tourist railroads in the US, families can ride a real-life train that re-creates the storybook experience.
Christmas Train Rides
Many scenic railroads run Christmas trains. "The Polar Express" train rides -- which recreate the classic children's story -- are the best known, but many other tourist railway companies run Christmas trains such as a "Santa Special" or "North Pole Express."
Kwanzaa -- a name that comes from a Swahili phrase for "first fruits of the harvest"-- is an African-American celebration of culture and family that takes place from December 26th to January 1st. Many cities have public Kwanzaa events that welcome families.
Track Santa on Christmas Eve
Wherever you are on your family vacation, track Santa's flight online at the NORAD website.