A Travel Channel ice sculpture sits on display at The Ice Kingdom at Chill attraction by the Queen Mary< in Long Beach, CA. The Dome that houses the Ice Kingdom in winter is the original home of Howard Hughes’ mammoth airplane, The Spruce Goose. Dress warmly for Chill: it’s freezing!
The Lighted Farm Implement Parade
The Lighted Farm Implement Parade lights up the streets in Sunnyside, WA. The Parade preserves the tradition of a rural Christmas celebration and promotes the agricultural heritage of the Yakima Valley.
Newport Beach Boat Parade of Lights
Boats display their lights at the Newport Beach Boat Parade of Lights in Newport Beach, CA. In 1908, small group of boats and rafts formed the first parade, modeled after the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, CA.
The Tacky Lights Tour in Richmond, VA
The Tacky Lights Tour in Richmond, VA, started as a joke in 1985, but now Winn Transportation takes 30,000 visitors house to house each year.
Canine Christmas Costume Contest
A contestant struts his stuff in the Canine Christmas Costume Contest in Conway, SC. In addition to Best Holiday Costume, participants compete for other prizes such as Best Kisser, Best Trick and Dog Owner Look-a-Like.
Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA
A tubing slide inside the Chill ice sculpture attraction at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA, attracts fun-lovers of all ages.
Linvilla Orchards in Media, PA
At Linvilla Orchards in Media, PA, the largest tree maze in the world is made up of 2,000 unused and unsold Christmas trees. At a mile long, the maze takes about 30 minutes to complete … if you can find the way out.
The annual Elf Party in San Francisco started in 2002, when 2 college friends threw an elf-attire party for 16 people. Now, over 1,500 revelers converge upon The Regency Ballroom for a holiday dance party. Costumes are strongly encouraged!
The mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park
The mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park in Spring Hill, FL, are joined by Santa for their completely underwater Christmas show.