Where to Travel in December
Holidays Around the World
Father Christmas in the Harrods Christmas Parade
Father Christmas waves to the crowds during Harrods 26th Annual Christmas Parade in London. The parade features performers and signals the arrival of the holiday season. The parade ends with Father Christmas taking his place in the Grotto at Harrods so he can visit with children.
Hit the slopes! Take the family or go on a romantic getaway to Vail, Squaw Valley or Jackson Hole. Or if you’re feeling more adventurous, head to an international ski destination like Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France. Avoid the crowded beaches and go snowboarding on Mt. Tremblant.
New York City
From exquisitely decorated storefronts to the amazing Rockettes Christmas show at Radio City Music Hall, New York City attracts thousands of tourists every December. Visit the Big Apple during the holidays! It’s a sight to behold. We recommend visiting Rockefeller Center to go ice skating, go shopping at new pop-up shops or just enjoy a cup of hot chocolate at Serendipity 3.
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Remember and honor all those who died in the attack of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Visit the USS Arizona Memorial, located in Honolulu’s famous harbor. Take a tour of the USS Bowfin at the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park. It’s a must-see destination for history buffs.
Rio de Janeiro
Hawaii and Mexico
See Asia’s biggest and most popular regatta! Held during the first week in December, the King’s Cup Regatta in Phuket, Thailand, is a 1-week event to celebrate the King of Thailand’s birthday. Don’t miss spending some time on the beaches in Phuket, including Patong Beach, Kamala Beach, Mai Khao Beach, Bangtao Beach and Surin Beach.
See our picks for where to go in September.