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FIVE Vacation Ideas with a Holiday Flavor!
1. Enjoy a Spook-tacular Halloween at Universal in Orlando
Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights is the ultimate destination for all things spooky. Any fans of Halloween will delight in the spine-chilling events and attractions offered throughout the resort between September 15 and November 4. With several on-site hotels (for all budgets) still available, it’s easy to experience everything Universal has to offer, including terrifying haunted houses, scare zones, rides and shows.
2. Spend Thanksgiving in New York City
This year, try something completely unique and jet away to New York City for a Thanksgiving break! A 3-5 night package is ample time to see the famous landmarks of this exciting city and to watch as preparations are made for all its Christmas trimmings. Watch the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving parade up close and personal and grab Thanksgiving dinner (no turkey required) in one of NYC’s delectable eateries. Catch a Broadway show such as Hamilton or The Lion King, take the perfect selfie with the Statue of Liberty, and shop ‘till you drop for Christmas gifts.
3. Double Your Magic with a Disney Christmas Vacation
Kids or not, there’s really no place better to indulge your festive spirit than Disney! With twinkling lights in the millions and the sounds of the season at every turn, this mid-Florida winter wonderland is a must for any Christmas vacation! Choose from numerous themed Disney hotels – all with their own individual character but all equally as convivial and oozing with the joys of the holidays. The Disney attractions and rides offer a whole new level of magic, and special events such as “Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party”, “Holiday Sleigh Rides” and “Candlelight Processional” will amaze both young and old.
4. Spoil Yourself with a European Christmas Markets Getaway
Looking for an authentic, traditional Christmas experience without stepping back in time? A European city break visiting Christmas markets is perfect! Vibrant, alluring cities such as Strasbourg, France, Vienna, Austria and Cologne in Germany are bursting with ambience and offer a slice of culture along with shopping that is second to none. Spend your days wrapped up warm, exploring the cobbled streets lined with arts, crafts and local goods. In the evenings dine in cozy restaurants and watch the world go by, or simply take in the joie de vivre of the city and its people.
5. Celebrate New Year’s Eve Scottish Style
The Scottish know it as Hogmanay, we call it New Year’s Eve – but regardless of the moniker it’s an opportunity to welcome a new year and see out the old. Nowhere in the world does it quite as well as Edinburgh in Scotland, with its jubilant festive atmosphere and distinctive Scottish vibe. This guided 5 night tour features a visit to Edinburgh castle, ghost tour of the city, visit to the Palace of Holyroodhouse and even a trip to world-famous St. Andrew’s. Street parties, fireworks and party hats are mandatory!