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Destinations with Great Christmas Events

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Posted on December 01, 2021

Now that the turkey has been devoured and your family has survived four days of football with you, our focus turns to the December holiday season.

You may already be in the midst of your Hanukkah festivities or shopping for Christmas. But are you planning to take a trip over the holiday break later this month?

There is a reason places like Disney World invest so heavily on holiday-themed décor and events – because people plan getaways. If this is you, let’s check out some resort destinations with great Christmas events that also host popular timeshare resorts.

Where to Find Great Christmas Events

New York

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Who hasn’t at least thought about checking out the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center?

Whether it is the holiday window displays in the shops along Fifth Avenue or a carriage ride through Central Park, New York City has been a backdrop for countless holiday movies and a bucket list destination for decades.

Check out the shopping and food kiosks at the Winter Village at Bryant Park or take in The Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes.    

New York City Timeshares: Wyndham Midtown 45 at New York City, Hilton Grand Vacations Club at The Hilton Club, Hilton Grand Vacations Club at West 57th Street

Lake Tahoe

With snow-capped mountains and some of the best skiing in the country, Lake Tahoe is a picture-perfect winter holiday destination and a can’t miss for Christmas.

Decorations line the many townships of the region, and make sure to catch the fireworks, ice carvers and live performances. You can even have breakfast with Santa. Check out the list of activities across the region here.   

Lake Tahoe Timeshare Resorts: Diamond Resorts Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort, Tahoe Beach & Ski Club, Marriott's Timber Lodge


From the Dancing Lights of Christmas to the fabulous decorations at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel, Nashville does Christmas as well as anybody.

The legendary Ryman Auditorium – original home of the Grand Ol’ Opry – will host Christmas at the Ryman featuring Vince Gill and Amy Grant on designated dates from now through December 22.

Drop in to the Cheekwood Estate and Gardens for Holiday LIGHTS, an exhibit of over one million lights across 55 acres. And only in Nashville will you find the Redneck Comedy Bus Tour around a Christmas theme.

Nashville Timeshare Resorts: Wyndham Nashville


Jingle Bell Junction Silver Dollar City

As the self-described family-friendly entertainment capital of the world, you knew Branson would go big for Christmas. Apart from the beautiful downtown Main Street district, Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede reinvents its fabulous arena shows to include snow and holiday music.

Silver Dollar City goes all out with An Old Time Christmas featuring 6.5 million lights and live shows such as Dicken’s A Christmas Carol and the brand new Home for Christmas.  

Branson Timeshare Resorts: Wyndham Branson at The Meadows, Grand Crowne Resort, Westgate Branson Woods


Christmas Tree in Honolulu

Had enough of the white stuff already and looking for a beach getaway? Can’t go wrong with Hawaii, where Santa is a surfer dude. Take a look at the decorated 55-foot Christmas tree at the Honolulu Hale Courtyard. It is an actual tree that was planted in the 1950s and the city lights it up every year.

Honolulu City Lights kicks off this Saturday and the lights through downtown Honolulu will be lit through Christmas but you’ll need transportation and tours are available.

The Festival of Lights Christmas Boat Parade takes place next Saturday, December 11, with boats lit up for the holidays meandering through the waterfront at Hawaii Kai Marina. And remember to catch Santa as he rolls up onto Waikiki Beach in a canoe!

Honolulu/Oahu Timeshare Resorts: Wyndham at Waikiki Beach Walk, Wyndham Royal Garden Waikiki, Disney's Aulani Vacation Club Villas

Key West

Can’t get further south and still be in the USA than a trip to Key West, and the island puts on a show for the holidays. Anyone who has been to Key West has seen the Old Town Trolleys, and they can take you around the island on a special Holiday Lights and Sights Tour to see how the town celebrates Christmas.

Need to put in a last-minute request to Santa? Tell him yourself at The Shops at Mallory Square. Next Saturday will be the Lighted Boat Parade as boats parade around Key West Bight. You can actually be a part of the procession aboard the Fury.

Key West Timeshare Resorts: Coconut Mallory Marina and Resort, Galleon Resort, Hyatt Windward Pointe Resort