7 Family-Friendly Holiday Events Around the Country

Celebrate the season with these festive, family-friendly holiday events from coast to coast.

December 12, 2018

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The Rink at Rockefeller Center (New York, N.Y.)

In the heart of Midtown and steps from Times Square, The Rink at Rockefeller Center is a New York City tradition that everyone can enjoy. The Rink offers packaged skating and culinary experiences in collaboration with rink-side restaurants Rock Center Cafe and The Sea Grill, both of which feature front-row views of the skating action. This season's unique experiences include Breakfast and Skating, Afternoon Tea and Skating, late-night Starlight Skate, the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and so much more.

Winter Wonderland (Madame Tussauds, Hollywood)

Madame Tussauds Hollywood transforms into the ultimate winter wonderland as the second level of the attraction features an oversized snow-like ball pit and falling snow illusion to make the perfect holiday selfie.

Christmas Tree Trail (Disney Springs, Fla.)

Disney Springs at Walt Disney World is offering a fun walk-through experience filled with 27 Disney-themed trees and other surprises. The Christmas Tree Trail has festive music, falling snow, holiday decor and more. At the end of the trail, children can experience the ultimate holiday encounter by celebrating the spirit of the season with Santa Claus. The tree trail will be running from through Jan. 6.

Santagram (Fashion Show, Las Vegas)

Fashion Show Las Vegas features an all-new "Santagram" holographic window display. Created by London-based experiential agency Cinimod Studio, the Santa-inspired holographic display was unveiled just in time for the holidays. Guests are treated to a modern twist on the traditionalism and magic of Santa Claus.

Breakfast With Santa (Downtown Disney, Calif.)

Join Saint Nick and his merry band of elves throughout the holiday season at Catal Restaurant's classic "Breakfast With Santa" experience. Guests are invited to feast on a decadent, family-style spread of menu offerings like buttermilk pancakes, crispy bacon, and fresh farm eggs while Charles Dickens carolers serenade them with their favorite festive tunes. Adults are welcome to sip on bottomless mimosas while little ones can dive into hot chocolate from the cocoa cart. After kids share their holiday wishes with Santa, he will gift every child with a teddy bear in addition to a personalized stocking and a complimentary photo print of their magical time with him.

Winter’s Village (Multiple Locations)

Another winter wonderland is in the cards for Green Valley Ranch Resort in Las Vegas with the return of its "Winter's Village" experience, this time with a second location at Red Rock Resort for the holiday season. Located just minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip, guests are invited to create memories with its festive ice rink, holiday treats and holiday lounge area.

Polar Express 4D (Madame Tussauds, Las Vegas)

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas will be welcoming guests for a holiday experience as their 4D theater transforms into the "Polar Express 4D Experience." Starting Dec. 1, guests can enjoy this 15-minute experience within the attraction that features outstanding effects both on-screen and in-theater that will let you experience the magic of Christmas in a whole new way.