Have you ever wanted to pack up the family and go somewhere for Christmas? Not the trip where you drive 10 hours to visit the in-laws, but a “real” get-a-way vacation! When my kids are a little older, I would love to keep the Christmas ornaments and decorations boxed up and just relax some place fun with the family.
Have you ever packed up the family and gone on a “real” vacation for Christmas? Where would you like to go?
Before I was married, my mom and I went to Santa Fe. They have farolitos (candles in paper bags) everywhere. It was definitely different from the usual Christmas decor, I really missed the reds and greens. My husband and I went to New Orleans before kids. We stayed at the Ritz Carlton and ate at some wonderful restaurants. Man, these kids are cramping my style now!
Here are some other places I would love to go:
George and Edith Vanderbilt’s 250-room family home and country retreat in Asheville, NC. This just looks so pretty and romantic with dozens of Christmas trees and hundreds of poinsettias. Not sure if the kids would be too excited, but I would!
How fun would this be? My kids would be in heaven! My friend and her family went last year with her parents and extended family. I saw her recently and teasingly asked if she was going on her fancy trip again this year… and she said no, they decided on a Disney Christmas Cruise instead!! Man, some people have it made (Janet!!).
I love watching the movie Elf where Will Ferrel goes around to all the store windows looking at the Christmas trees. I picture myself doing that someday. Oh, and there would also be lots of shopping and ice skating at Rockefeller Center.
This year, we’ll be relaxing at home. My husband is being moved to a new division at work and this will be the first Christmas in a LONG time that he won’t be working during the holidays. We will try to visit Six Flags. Not quite Disney, but it will have to do! They import snow and have a sled hill… a BIG treat for our Texas kids who rarely get to see snow.
Coming this week:
Another great giveaway on Thursday with something made by me! I’ll also provide a new Christmas freebie. I think you’re gonna like it:-)
Speaking of freebies… download Tricia-Rennea’s adorable Penguin Gift Tags. I LOVE penguins!
Originally published on December 2, 2008. Last Updated on May 15, 2021 by Amy Locurto