Don’t stress out over the holidays, take your family on a relaxing vacation instead. Christmas is a wonderful time to take a fun-filled vacation where you’ll create a lifetime of memories. Here are five Christmas vacation ideas that’ll bring your family together during the holidays.
Vista Verde Guest Ranch
Spend an old-fashioned Christmas at the Vista Verde Guest Ranch in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. This ranch offers a Christmas package that includes a delicious holiday meal and a fun sleigh ride to the cabin. During the horse drawn sleigh ride, carols are sung. You’ll also have fun spending quality time with your kids making keepsake ornaments for your family tree. Call 1-800-526-7433 for reservations and package prices.
Evergreen Lodge in Yosemite offers two and three-night family Christmas packages for two adults and two kids. The cost of this package starts at $570 per night. Prices vary depending on the length of your stay and the amenities you choose. Call 1-209-379-2606 for more details. When you arrive at the lodge, you’ll receive a holiday welcome gift. This package also includes one three-course dinner and a hearty breakfast each morning. Your family can choose one guided activity. The activities this lodge offers include hikes, snowshoe walks and sightseeing tours. In the evening, you can spend a fun-filled night around the campfire toasting marshmallow with your kids.
Rocking Horse Ranch
Spend a cozy Christmas at the Rocking Horse Ranch in Highland, New York. This Ranch offers the Holiday Special package that includes daily meals, nightly entertainment and all the activities. This package starts at $269 for adults per night and $89 for kids per night. Call 1-800-647-2624 for more information. Your kids will feel the magic of the holidays when Santa comes with his reindeer to visit on Christmas Eve. During his visit, Santa will hand deliver a present to your kids.
Great Wolf Lodge
The Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg, Virginia, offers a spectacular event called the Snowland. Other locations are available. This event runs from November 30 to December 25. Call 1-800-551-9653 for more information and prices. When you enter the magical Snowland world, you’ll be wowed by gingerbread houses, brilliant lights and intricate holiday decorating. A couple of family events offered during the Snowland event are the North Pole University and Santa’s Letter Depot. True magic happens at the lodge when Santa makes a special appearance.
Chateau On The Lake
Spend a relaxing Christmas at the Chateau on the Lake in Branson, Missouri. They offer the Celebrate an Ozark Mountain Christmas package that starts at $362 for two people. Call 1-888-333-5253 for more details. When you first arrive at the Chateau on the Lake, you’ll be greeted by a breathtaking life-size Nativity and outstanding holiday decorations. This holiday package includes a $50 coupon towards food, tickets to the family-friendly Silver Dollar City and a lovely Christmas ornament.