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Things to Do in December

See Christmas Eve bonfires in New Orleans and Santa’s house in Alaska. Plus, embark on a Hobbit tour in New Zealand. The month of holiday cheer just got a little more cheery and adventurous.

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Hobbit Tour

Hobbit fans, rejoice! With this month's release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Tolkien fans have a reason to follow the Hobbit trail to New Zealand. Besides being a great time to visit (December is the start of New Zealand’s summer season), the country has a Hobbit movie set tour on upper North Island.

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