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All Aboard The Polar Express Train in Nevada


Tickets for the Virginia & Truckee Railroad’s wildly popular holiday adventure to the North Pole via THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride will go on sale starting Friday, Aug. 19 more
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Taking a family-style river cruise to explore the German Christmas Markets


Candied almonds at the Christmas Market in Frankfurt
Frankfurt has one of Germany’s 2500 Christmas Markets and one of the country’s oldest, locals claim, dating back to 1393, though those in Nuremberg dispute that. more
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Finding gifts for your favorite travelers this holiday season


AAA Excursion Road Kit
This year, I hope everyone gets something they can use on their next trip, wherever they want to go, even if they are simply heading to a nearby city. more
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Taking the kids to where holiday lights build family traditions


GingerBread Lane, New York Hall of Science
For many families, sharing holiday displays, whether at a theme park, a hotel or a nearby neighborhood is an annual tradition that gets everyone away from pre-holiday chores and stress. It’s just these days, you’ll find Santa, elves and millions of lights at the ready long before the Thanksgiving leftovers are gone. more
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Holiday Lights are everywhere – our annual family guide to the best and brightest


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Wherever you find yourself this holiday season, make time to grab the kids and grandkids and check out the holiday lights whether in your neighborhood, nearby city, at the local zoo or a theme park. Our annual guide. more
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Soaking up the family holiday spirit at a theme park


Holiday Snow Days at LEGOLAND, California
Across the country, theme parks are adding new and bigger holiday attractions every year, enticing more and more families to come through the gates, glad to forsake holiday shopping and cooking for a few hours, even though it can be a costly afternoon or evening. more
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At Disneyland without the kids? Like yeah!


Small World decked out for the holidays at Disneyland
It might seem counterintuitive, but this past trip to Disneyland, we opted for grownups-only visit to the home of everyone’s favorite Mouse to take in all the holiday decorations. more
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How to light up your family’s holidays this season


North Pole Express in Grapevile TX
Since holiday lights have become more and more festive each year, create new traditions to see them, even as early as Thanksgiving weekend, wherever you find yourselves. more
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Enjoying Christmas Traditions at Colonial Williamsburg


Lord Dunmore's Ball
The holiday season is an excellent time to visit Colonial Williamsburg and see firsthand how 18th Century Virginians celebrated. more
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Experiencing the Holiday Festivities at Busch Garden’s Christmas Town


French Village at Christmas Town
If you arrive at night, you might not recognize Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia. The millions of lights that cover 1,500 Christmas trees give the theme park a fantastical holiday makeover and transform it into Christmas Town. more
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