Top 5 best places to go for Christmas


Julianne LaFon , Reporter

Even though Christmas is only 8 days away, some people are still planning on going somewhere. I have 5 places that would make you Christmas a Christmas to remember.

1. Salt Lake City, Utah- Salt Lake City has all kinds of fun activities and thing to see. Here are just a couple of things Salt Lake City has, Herber Valley Railroad North Pole Express , Horse-Drawn Carriages, the Utah Symphony (for music), the Festival for trees, Temple Square, Grand America has Mr. and Mrs. Claus come in for breakfast and photo opportunities, The Nutcracker Ballet at Capital Theater, and City Creek Center has Santa come in on November 21- December 24 for pictures.

2. Aspen, Colorado- Aspen also has fun activities such as ice skating, skiing, sleigh rides, sledding/tubing, watching a movie, Celebrating the 12 days of Aspen, Wintersköl- A toast to winter, Aspen also has nice hotel and spas so you can do stuff inside not just stuff outside.  

3. New York- New York has tons of traditions ranging from Ice Skating in Central Park to cruising around town viewing 5th Avenues widow displays. You can go see the Rocketttes at the Radio City Music Hall, Santa comes early on Thanksgiving morning to show everyone that the Christmas season is starting, The Empire State building during the months of November and December is lit up with green and red lights to celebrate Christmas, and the first lighting ear year coincides with the opening of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, you can visit the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, and the Dyker Heights Holiday Lights,

4. Florida- If you go to Florida for Christmas you will be in the warmth instead of the cold, you can go to Disney World and go to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, the Night of Lights in St. Augustine, Busch Gardens Christmas Town, ICE! at Gaylord Palms, Pensacola Winterfest, since it doesn’t snow in Florida they have a Now Snowing event which makes it seem like it it’s actually snowing, LEGOLAND Florida Christmas Bricktacular, Santa’s Enchanted Forest, and St. Pete’s Beach Boat Parade and Winter Festival in the Park.

5. North Carolina- In North Carolina there is a town named McAdenville but in December they change the name to Christmas Town USA. There are over 375 trees, 450,000 lights, and they hand out free Hot Chocolate and Kettle Corn to the first 1,000 attendees each night and they’re free to view since the trees are through out the entire town.