For many, the holiday season is the perfect time to travel! Whether it’s to see friends and family, experience Christmas events and displays, or enjoy the colder temperatures, there are many great reasons to take a trip this winter and plan your 2022 holiday getaway!
Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Gatlinburg Winter Magic
Christmas light shows have become increasingly popular over the years and one of the best ones in Gatlinburg can be seen during Winterfest from November 10, 2022 to February 28, 2023! Drive through the Gatlinburg Winter Magic Lights Show and experience this festive spectacle that has been lighting up the city for more than 30 years! This year, you can download a map to follow along with a self-guided tour!
Enchanted Winter Celebration at Anakeesta
Enjoy jubilant holiday magic in the great outdoors at the Enchanted Winter at Anakeesta from November 11, 2022 to February 13, 2023! Enjoy a winter storm and lighting simulation in Vista Gardens, delicious, creative hot chocolate recipes, holiday shopping, and more. A great activity for the kiddos is Breakfast with Santa, which will be taking place on December 4th and December 11th. Tickets include all-day access to the park and all of its merriment! You can read more by visiting the Anakeesta website.
Lights Over Gatlinburg at SkyLift Park
Lights Over Gatlinburg is described as the most popular holiday lights event in Tennessee. This year includes many new features, the most impressive being a 30 ft. multicolored Christmas tree with lights that are programmed to flicker and light up in tune to music. A visitor favorite will be returning—the 300-foot tunnel of lights entangled along the Gatlinburg SkyBridge! This event runs daily from November 14, 2022 to January 31, 2023.
Hatfield & McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Feud
This dinner theater experience is a load of fun for all ages in attendance! If you’re looking for a laugh, this holiday dinner show is sure to leave you in stitches. The holiday season puts a twist on the show, as the two feuding families try to resolve their differences for the sake of Christmas. The all you can eat dinner feast includes fried chicken, pulled barbecue pork, southern style soup, homemade bread, and so many more chop-lickin’ options! View ticket prices and the seating chart by visiting the Hatfield & McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Feud website.
Christmas at the TITANIC
Christmas aboard the RMS Titanic will prove to be unlike any Christmas attraction you’ve ever seen. Experience an Edwardian Christmas celebration filled with glitz and glamour. The history of the men, women, and children are remembered on this fantastic voyage, and the décor allows guests to see what the ship may have looked like during the Christmas holiday. Browse special themed gifts at the Holiday Gift Shoppe that are only available during this signature event! Christmas at the Titanic is held from November 5, 2022 to January 8, 2023.
Book your stay at The Historic Powhatan Resort when planning your holiday trip to Williamsburg, Virginia!
Busch Gardens Christmas Town
Busch Gardens Christmas Town is one of the largest holiday displays in North America and features over 10 million lights, various holiday shows, and plenty of Christmas cheer! A popular attraction is the Christmas Town Express, a brightly lit, multicolored train that carries visitors around the park. Once your ride is finished, visit Santa’s workshop for a peak behind the toy-making scene! Visit Busch Gardens and immerse yourself in Christmas joy from November 11, 2022 to January 8, 2023.
Williamsburg Christmas Market
Shop from 32 local vendors, listen to live entertainment, and enjoy delicious food and beverages at the 3rd annual Williamsburg Christmas Market. The event is held by the non-profit organization, CultureFix, and is located in Downtown Williamsburg. Directions and festive market details can be found on the Colonial Williamsburg Hotels website. Spend a day shopping and take in the sites of the historic Colonial Williamsburg area! Market days conclude on December 21, 2022.
Looking for more to do in Williamsburg? Give our blog, Wintertime in Williamsburg, a read! Visit Liberty’s Ice Pavilion for some ice skating, or learn how to fire a flint musket in Colonial Williamsburg!
Book your stay at one of our many Florida properties when planning your holiday trip to Orlando, Florida! The Grande Villas Resort is a favorite for Florida travelers.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
What’s more magical than a visit to Disney World? A visit to Disney world during Christmastime! There’s so much holiday fun to be had at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, from Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks show and Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade to finding your favorite character decked out in their red and green holiday attire! You’re invited to join this grand Christmas party from November 8, 2022, to December 22, 2022!
Trans-Siberian Orchestra – The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve
You’ve heard them on the radio, now’s your chance to experience their heart-pounding music in person. The Trans-Siberian Orchestra Ghosts of Christmas Eve tour is a hit with thousands of five-star reviews and over 10 million concert tickets sold since 1999. We can’t think of a better place to see a Christmas show than sunny Florida! If you’re looking to jam out on your next Orlando vacation, tickets to this rockin’ holiday show can be found on Ticketmaster. Florida shows are on December 16th, 17th, and 18th.
Dazzling Nights 2022
Visit Leu Gardens and step into an immersive light show straight out of a Christmas fairytale. As stated on the Dazzling Nights website, you’ll experience millions of lights, a 70-inch long candy cane path, a walk through a forest with giant neon flowers, a laser light show with live singers, character meet and greets, an inflatable play area with a chimney slide for the kids, and much more! An event map and tickets can also be found on the website. Plan your visit between November 25, 2002 and January 1, 2023!
Oh, What Fun! Holiday Festival
Lake Nona’s “Oh, What Fun!” Holiday Festival is a treat for the whole family. From December 7, 2022 to December 24, 2022 at the Lake Nona Town Center you can visit Central Florida’s favorite winter festival! Enjoy classic holiday food and beverages, tales with Santa and Mrs. Claus, arts and crafts, live shows with professional carolers, and dance parties to get into the holiday spirit. Fun events are held throughout the course of the festival, like photo-ops with the Coca-Cola Holiday Caravan and Christmas Eve Pajama Day! The event guide can be found on the Oh, What Fun! website.
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