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Where Are The Best Places To Go Visit During Christmas Breaks / Hot Spots at Christmas Time

Updated on October 26, 2012


Christmas breaks are one of the best loved times of year for families. From adults, young students, to college students alike, it means time off from work and school. It's a time for them to travel and to spend quality time together as a perfect treat for the whole family.

If you don't have the money for overseas airfare, there are plenty of options for Christmas breaks right here in the United States. Come back often to see what has been added...which will be many more!



A Christmas Carol in Las Vegas

A Las Vegas Christmas

Las Vegas is a great place to visit for an unforgettable Christmas break. It is known for its elaborate shows, luscious dining options, and luxury shopping.

What most people don't know is that there are many options for free entertainment in Las Vegas that you can find here during the Christmas break.

From the spectacular Bellagio fountain to touring the Ethel M Chocolate candy factory, to the Lion Habitat at the MGM Grand you can be sure to find lots of activities to occupy your time.

Las Vegas Strip during Christmas Breaks

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A New Orleans Christmas

How does a New Orleans style christmas break sound to you this year? There is plenty to do in New Orleans during Christmastime. Get a taste of the Holiday spirit.

Christmas breaks are the surprise part of the Christmas fun. So why not let this city be your magnificent celebration as a special family Christmas treat designed just for you.

Be sure to check out your New Orleans celebration right here and experience some New Orleans style Christmas cheer.

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Christmas on Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA

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Christmas Celebration in Oak Park, New Orleans, LA

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A Walt Disney Christmas

Discover the spirit of the season at Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida. Start your christmas break off right with millions of lights, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, spectacular fireworks, and a special holiday parade. There is no place on earth like Disney for the Holidays.

Be sure to check out more holiday festivities here and have a magical holiday celebration for your entire family.

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Walt Disney / When You Wish Upon A Star / For All You Dreamers

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DollyWood Theme Park

A Smoky Mountain Christmas Break at Dollywood, Pigeon Forge, TN

Dollywood, the Great Smoky Mountain's family fun vacation adventure with great shows, thrilling roller coasters, festivals, and kiddie rides. Dollywood also offers traditional crafts and Smoky Mountain area music to take your breath away during your Christmas breaks.

The Dollywood Theme Park is owned by country music singer Dolly Parton and the Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation. It is located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Check here for other Smoky Mountain Christmas Festivals and Special Events.

A Smoky Mountain Christmas

Smoky Mountain Christmas

Tennessee Smoky Mountains
Tennessee Smoky Mountains

Christmas Break at the Biltmore, Asheville, North Carolina

Come enjoy an enchanted Christmas at America's largest home overlooking an 8,000 acre backyard of lighted Christmas joy and a warm candlelight Christmas evening that awaits you inside. The Biltmore is a historical landmark in Asheville, North Carolina. Come visit during your Christmas break and let the magic begin!

Enjoy Your Christmas Breaks At Home

Christmas break is the peak time of year for family getaways but not everyone can or wants to go away at Christmas time. Certainly this year with college expenses and the rising economy, I will be spending my holidays at home roasting chestnuts on an open fire.

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Christmas at Home

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The Christmas Song - Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire

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      Terry Power 2 years ago

      While most Christmas Holidays, I go to visit family, you have some intriguing ideas. Vegas ? Might be fun for Christmas, I'll keep it in mind as I plan my winter. Thanks.

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      Plastics news India 2 years ago

      When I was 20, my dad would not like to go back the 8 hours to the family Christmas. Rather, he asked me where I needed to go. I reported St. Augustine, Florida in light of the fact that I had never been to the first European settlement. As a reward, he took me to Disney World. I had a ton of fun, however I would never go on Christmas Day again to Disney. The most limited line was a 3 hour hold up.

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      LosectinWinders 2 years ago

      Christmas is something everyone in each and every part of the world looks forward to. Celebrations begin from mid November itself. The first signs are noticed when shopping malls take on a new look, gearing up for the season

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      Alena 2 years ago

      hi nice post. Merry Christmas from limominivans.com

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      Homeberry Group 2 years ago

      Thanks, christmas is the best in Miami. Check it out www.homeberrygroup.com

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      Christine Bravo 2 years ago

      I love your ideas. I would probably prefer going to Las Vegas to play cards or maybe in Indonesia to try my luck in playing agen bola. It would be fun Christmas.

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      Dottie1 3 years ago from MA, USA

      Thank you!

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      Reliable Limo 3 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hi there, Dottie

      Wow, the best hub page that i have visited.

      The articles on Christmas was very nice and interesting.

      Wish you and all the hub followers a merry christmas.

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      Chandler Chauffeur 3 years ago

      Ah, Dottie. Now I want to go away. Not to the theme parks - my kids and grandson are grown and I hate crowds, although before I die I AM going to Vegas. It's not so far from my beloved travel destination of Arizona, so one of these times maybe I can combine them. It's pretty hard to beat free limo service (http://chandlerlimos.com/airport-limo-chandler-ari... to an AZ casino, though.

      Great hub, Dottie!

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      Hbamra 3 years ago

      Try this site, it may help you. Goodluck! http://mylasvegasbookings.com

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      RetBranche 3 years ago from Shenzhen, Guangdong

      How about Xmas in the Caribbean ???

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      Ty fl 3 years ago

      Great read just wanted to add that my family Christmas vacation is usaully spent in the Caribbean. Yeah we escape the cold leave for good weather. Last vacation was incredible in Belize. You can check out some of the resorts down there at http://belizeresortreviews.wordpress.com/

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      Naveen Kumar 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Hi Dottie

      you publish a great hub with very useful ideas. Thanks for sharing this with us. I am going to share a link which is very helpful for those who want to sell or buy their homes in calefornia.

      http://handwhomes.com/

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      Aditya Soni 4 years ago from India

      The places which you have mentioned are very great. I would love to go there for sure. And was a pleasure reading your hub and gallery too.God bless.....Voted up....

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      yougolocal 4 years ago

      Even though these towns may be quaint and small, it is really nice to be at home! Yelm and Tenino, Washington are so sweet during the holidays! http://www.yougolocal.com

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      pbmjhealy 4 years ago from United States

      Ohh.. I really missed last Christmas :(. I hope this coming Christmas will be much enjoyable more than before.

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      aloevera 4 years ago

      Christmas is something everyone in each and every part of the world looks forward to. Celebrations begin from mid November itself. The first signs are noticed when shopping malls take on a new look, gearing up for the season.http://www.omahahomesonline.com/

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      heasymo 4 years ago

      Vancouver is beautiful in the winter. You should visit the city around Christmas! Read more about Vancouver and find an hotel at http://hotelsvancouverbc.org/

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      Abaut-Home 4 years ago

      Awesome Tips! nice, las vegas a great place

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      Traveler 5 years ago

      This is probably the best from all :) not only for holidays, but also for all season. Especially when you come from a small place like me :)

      http://www.tourist-destinations.com/2011/06/new-yo...

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      Derrick 5 years ago

      I was just in New Orleans right before Christmas. Great time of year, although it was a bit cold. Visited a number of places outside the French Quarter, it was a blast.

      http://travelguidance.net/2011/12/17/visiting-new-...

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      joyholdem 5 years ago

      I prefer to play poker at home :)

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      Heather Smith 5 years ago

      There are a lot places to choose from. But for me, ill spend the christmas where hot spring is located. That would be amazing for me. Thanks for this post.

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      samwalker16 5 years ago from UK

      There are many popular destinations which are renowned for their Christmas celebrations. Here is the list of top 5 holiday destinations to enjoy customary and heart-warming Christmas.

      Las Vegas

      Los Angeles

      Washington

      Sydney

      New York

      http://www.airticket.co.uk/travel-articles/top-5-d...

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      Stephen Crowley 5 years ago from Wales, UK

      As i lived there for 2 years, try Amsterdam, Especially as a couple. http://trifter.com/europe/netherlands/romantic-tri...

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      Tarun 5 years ago

      Nice information.The best place to visit in india on the christmas is kasauli.

      http://www.kenwoodresorts.com

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      Rochelle Frank 6 years ago from California Gold Country

      I just saw this-- and Ithank you for the plug.. I even enjoyed it after Christmas. Thanks again.

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      GreenMtnRealty 6 years ago from Asheville North Carolina

      Asheville was gorgeous this year for Christmas, it snowed and we truly had a beautiful white Christmas. The Biltmore Estate was wonderful to visit during the holidays as well.

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      Love Ziplines 6 years ago

      Have you ever done a zipline at night in Pigeon Forge. That would make for a great holiday adventure.

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      hypnosis4u2 6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Vermont is nice at Christmas as well - if a little on the cool side.

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      mark 6 years ago

      it makes e cry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      mmmmmmmmmmmmmmM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Camas Articuladas 7 years ago

      My favorite spots are in New Orleans!

      An amazing city. Great in Christmas.

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      Free God Of War 7 years ago

      Very nice suggestions... Unfortunately I'm a long way from the US! During Christmas I'll be back to see all the Top Spots here in your hub ;)

      Great Hub! Congratulations.

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      Dottie1 7 years ago from MA, USA

      Thanks for stopping by sexy jonty. It's always nice to meet new visitors.

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      Sexy jonty 7 years ago from India

      Very well written hub .....

      very much informative ......

      Thank you very much for your great hub, for good advice, good wishes and support. Thanks for sharing your experience with all of us.

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      Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

      You're welcome IslandVoice. Disney is the perfect place to take a 5 year old on vacation especially a well thought out one as you are already planning. Your granddaughter will feel like she's in paradise. Thanks for coming by.

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      Sylvia Van Velzer 8 years ago from Hawaii

      I'm already planning how we will spend Christmas this year, esp with our 5 year old granddughter, and Disney seems perfect. Thanks for the ideas and suggestions.

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      Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

      Thanks for stopping by mhei. Glad you liked pics and hope you can visit vegas someday soon. Hope you have an awesome new year too! Take Care! :)

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      mhei 8 years ago from Philippines

      The places and you've mentioned are great! I would love to go there sometimes if time and budget would permit me. specially in Las Vegas. Loved the pictures. Have an awesome new year!

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      Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

      That's what I ought to do SweetiePie is visit my local areas since I am the financially strapped traveler this year, lol. I have only been to Vegas once and that was for business. Besides hotel casinos didn't get to see much else. I'll have to put it on my Wish List when not on business or financially strapped. Nice see you. :)

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      SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Visiting local areas during the Christmas season is always a great option for the financially strapped traveler. Thanks for all the lovely picturesa and tips. I have never been much of a Las Vegas fan because the person I went with was kind of a jerk, so it might be fun to go up there around Christmas. I love light displays and just looking at these.

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      Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

      uganda-safari...hope you find some place enjoyable to visit this Christmas. Thanks for dropping by.

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      uganda-safari 8 years ago

      Was just thinking of where to go during this xmas. Thanks for the great information.

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      Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

      Night Shirley....Night Stu!

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I'm gonna knock on your door, ring on your bell, tap on your window too

      If you don't come out tonight when the moon is so bright, I'm gonna knock and ring and tap until you do

      Actually, that's not true, I'm going to bed now.  You missed your chance, hanging out Stu.  Hmph!

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      Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

      Leave a message at the sound of the beep. If there is no beep then you can ring the bell.

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      No beep? How can I leave a message? I'll have to call back later, I guess.

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      Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

      Dottie is not taking comments right now....she has gone to HEAVEN...will be back later to take your call.

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Yes, Dottie, the more the merrier....do they have any organs to sell?

      Hey!! $150,000 per slice?? That's great! We can take a bunch of trips. We can take a third world country.

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      Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

      Thanks Waksachi and violetsun for coming by and commenting. It looks like staying home is the winner this year but have to agree that VEGAS at Christmas sounds great. Shirley and I are starting with plans if you care to join us; the more the merrier. Thanks ladies.

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      Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

      Thanks for that link Shirley. Sorry it took sooo long but you know how it goes with playing telephone tag with the liver donors! I have good news: Did you know that 3/4 of your liver can be cut away only to regenerate to its original size in a few weeks. Here is the good news Shirley,; I can get up to $150,000 for a slice of my liver with only 1% of liver operations going south. My appointment is being scheduled in now! We'll soon be on our way :)

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      VioletSun 8 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Dottie: The photos are so tempting- makes one want to hop on a plane and travel but this year I am staying home and roasting marshmellows with my sweetie. I prefer to save the money and travel when its less expensive.

      Fun hub!

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      Wuksachi Staff 8 years ago from Sequoia National Park

      Hi Dottie,

      Great ideas! Christmas is my favorite time of year, but I've always stayed home for the holiday with my family. If I ever do any travelling though these would be some good places to consider. Vegas for Christmas? I would TOTALLY be there. Nice hub!

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      http://www.icwt.us/index.php/2008/01/20/how-to-sel...

      This is the link that you sent me when I was looking to sell my liver and teeth. I believe they have a leasing option - sweet, best of both worlds.

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      Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

      Shirley...I'll see what I can find out too.  I just had liver tested and results are normal.  HIP HIP HOORAY.  We're on our way!  It's Vegas or Bust!

      Thx Lgali...I'll be waiting for very gooooood news!

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Well, I know that livers were fetching top dollar last year, not sure what the market's like this time around. We'll have to research it.

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      Lgali 8 years ago

      I will let u know..

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      Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

      LOL Lgali...let me know if you win!

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      Lgali 8 years ago

      thanks for your wish Iwill buy my ist lottery today

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      Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

      Lgali...I will wish upon a star for your win in the lottery

      Shirley...fair is fair...you gave last time. I have all my organs. They are in tip top shape and could get fair market value for any one of them. Any idea which organ is worth the most? I'll start there on pricing!

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Actually, Dottie, I would like to keep my remaining organs, so if you wouldn't mind, that would be great.

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      Lgali 8 years ago

      sure i will just needs to win a lottery

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      Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

      Lgali...you can come to Vegas too! :)

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      Lgali 8 years ago

      i love vegas too

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      Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

      Hey we masterminded our way over the ocean and through the air to London free of charge. A trip to Vegas will be a breeze. Is it my turn to sell? LOL

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Yes, let's go to Vegas! Oh wait, I need a sugardaddy to pay for it first - know any?

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      Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

      I think a nice vacation anywhere Shirley to beat our hubpage addictions sounds terrific but to a casino, well that could just be the start of another addiction. So the question, is there such thing to having fun without addictions? Everyone needs that addrenaline pumping through the veins now and again for pure heavenly pleasure. Ah, the sound of it gets me high! Let's go to Vegas! Thanks Shirley for coming by.

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Ah, Dottie. Now I want to go away. Not to the theme parks - my kids and grandson are grown and I hate crowds, although before I die I AM going to Vegas. It's not so far from my beloved travel destination of Arizona, so one of these times maybe I can combine them. It's pretty hard to beat free limo service to an AZ casino, though.

      Great hub, Dottie!

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      Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

      Thanks bbjane for coming by and commenting.

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      bbjane 8 years ago from Cagayan de Oro, Philippines

      The places are really interesting... For addtional information: http://www.travelguidesdirectory.com/

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      Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

      I can hear you laughing, LOL! :)

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      LOL great to see you around up and about. :) LOL

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      Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

      I'm on my way ripplemaker and I just came from your new healing hub, part 3 and loving abundance website. Left you a comment in both. We must have just crossed each other. See you about my friend!

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi dottie, I am finally able to link your hub in my ripplemaker blog. :) Thanks for this useful information. Now how I wish I could go to these places too. LOL maybe someday. By the way, if you have time for a visit to my blog, kindly check if the link works. Sometimes it does in mine and sometimes it doesn't. weird. :) Thanks so much.

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      Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

      Hi RGraf....sounds like St. Augustine was alot more relaxing for you than Disney World. I know Disney World gets over crowded during the February and April vacations but never knew anyone who went at Christmas time. That is until now. Thanks for that information. I love to go to Florida in October and November, the best months of the year to go to FL IMO.

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      Rebecca Graf 8 years ago from Wisconsin

      When I was 20, my father didn't want to travel back the 8 hours to the family Christmas. Instead, he asked me where I wanted to go. I announced St. Augustine, Florida because I had never been to the first European settlement. As a bonus, he took me to Disney World. I had so much fun, though I would never go on Christmas Day again to Disney. The shortest line was a 3 hour wait.

      Great article.

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      Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

      Hi t.keeley...I hope you enjoy yourself should you decide to try one out! Thanks for coming by.

      Hi Princessa...I'm with you on that one and Christmas at home warming up by the fire with good friends. Such a warm and cozy thought. Thanks for your visit and have an enjoyable Christmas too!

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 8 years ago from France

      Very good ideas, all the places look really nice. I am sure the children would love a Disney visit for Christmas and my grandma would go for a Vegas splash... Me? I like to take Christmas breaks just before or after Christmas, I like to spend Christmas at home warming up by the fire and receiving friends.

      Enjoy your Christmas :)

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      Tim 8 years ago from Seattle, WA

      great hub, thanks Dottie! I might try one of these places!

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      Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

      You are making me blush Eddie.  Don't worry, I will be the secret keeper!  I saw Barbie's hubs on the smokies.  She was able to write it because her sweet husband took her there on her birthday.  That was such a nice story.  I really enjoyed it.  Thanks so much Eddie for stopping by today. I'll have to stop by and say hellow to Barbie if you don't still have her working out in the garden! Take care.

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      Eddie Perkins 8 years ago

      Dottie,

      I love the background colors in your profile picture. Of course the pretty lady with the pretty smile is certainly attractive too. Don’t tell Barbie I said that:)

      Well, I know now where my granddaughters would want to go – Walt Disney World. I’ll make sure I recommend that to mom and dad. I will choose The Smoky Mountains myself and not Dolly Wood, but you already knew that.  But since we’ve already been there more times that our budget can take so Barbie could write her hub pages for the Smokies, I believe we’ll just be roasting chestnuts by an open fire. By the way the colors should be peak in the Smoky Mountains now.

      Thank you so much for this beautiful hub. ~ eddie

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      Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

      Thank you compu-smart, guidebaba and DarleneMarie for your kind words and for stopping by. I appreciate you all.

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      DarleneMarie 8 years ago from USA

      Very nice Hub Dottie! Great alternative from all of the commercialism :)

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      guidebaba 8 years ago from India

      Fantastic Hub Dottie. I also Love your New Avatar. You look so Preety and Beautiful.

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      compu-smart 8 years ago from London UK

      These places look good enough to visit at anytime, although right now would be great as i cannot wait until christmas for a hoiday! but i guess ill have to!

      ps..I like your new profile pic:) Its as pretty as a picture!:)

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      Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

      Hi SweetiePie,

      I was in SoCal (I like that word) long time ago to visit cousins and they took us to Disneyland. We had such fun that day. I haven't actually been to either at Christmas not even the one in FL where I've spent more time there especially because my parents live in SoFL (lol....love using the new words even if I have to do so in a different state). Thanks for comments and the visit.

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      SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Hi Dottie,

      Disneyworld sounds fun around Christmas. As a SoCal girl I always liked Disneyland during Christmas time.

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      Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

      Hi quicksand,

      I went into a store yesterday to pick up some Halloween items and the Halloween area was replaced already with Christmas trees.   Which reminds me that I didn't get a chance to buy a tree last year (long story) but ended up buying an artificial one and it is going up the day after Thanksgiving to make up for lost time last year!

      I am also getting excited listening to all this Christmas music that is being generated from the Christmas hubmob hubs including this one.  Thank you so much for coming by and commenting.

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      quicksand 8 years ago

      Hi Dottie,

      Christmas is something everyone in each and every part of the world looks forward to. Celebrations begin from mid November itself. The first signs are noticed when shopping malls take on a new look, gearing up for the season.

      Switching on the radio, you are more likely to hear songs like "Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me," "Blue Christmas," etc. Over the past few years, the track recorded by cliff Richards "Christmas Time, Mistletoe And Wine," has been extremely popular.

      The sheer excitement generated by these events makes it worth waiting for! 

      Cheers!

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      Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

      Hahaha...we were both leaving comments to each other at the same time. I want to know what you and Daisy are doing to me over there? and thank you! lol

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hahaha Dottie, I love your smile amidst the autumn leaves. I just read your comment and I agree, it all begins with a thought! :) LOL By the way, I know I have told you this already but I will tell it again anyway, I loved your answer! :)

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      Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

      Hi Ripplemaker....You like my new avatar? LOL....I got rippled, thats what inspired the new look. Don't remember? Here, I'll show you!

      http://ripplemakers.blogspot.com/search/label/What...

      I left you a new comment over there!

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi Dottie, I love your new autumy avatar. :) I will be spending Christmas here at home (which I have been doing all my life LOL) But if plans will push through, the family might go somewhere this new year. Hmmmm, your hub made me think what if someday we could go visit you and Shirley too... But the places you mentioned looked very inviting! Great hub!

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      Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

      Hi Cgull8M...I love the Smokies and didn't know that Tennessee had foliage...thought it was too warm...Learn something new everyday! Thanks for coming by!

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      Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

      Thank you Bob and enjoy the season! I'm sure you are enjoying the fall foliage season right now like I am. It is sooo beautiful, isn't it!

      Hi there NYLady! Ahhh...your Christmas's sound wonderful. I saw Wilmington and thought you might be close by. It is the next town from me and the town where I grew up...that's in MA not NC! I keep looking at that Tennessee Smoky Mountain and can say "take me there, and leave me"! That's my HEAVEN! I've been to Disney and Dollywood but not at Christmas. Thanks NYLady for your comments and for traveling through.

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      cgull8m 8 years ago from North Carolina

      Would love to visit Smokey Mountains, they look awesome.

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      NYLady 8 years ago from White Plains, NY

      Hey Dottie! Great hub with great ideas. We did Christmas at Disney last year with my whole extended family. This year, we're going to my sister's place in Wilmington, NC. We all rotate destinations and usually have everyone at each other's homes each year. Maybe sometime, New Orleans. Love that city!

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      Bob Ewing 8 years ago from New Brunswick

      Good alternatives but we will be at home enjoying the season.

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