Have you been to a Christmas festival yet? Most tree-lighting parties have already occurred and Hanukkah started on November 28th, so gift-giving season is definitely in full swing. The weekends might start to get a little dreamy, and (hopefully) your days are getting more cheery. Enjoy it! The time will pass sooner than you expect, and you’ll be trying to stick to those New Year’s resolutions in no time. Wherever you’ll be over the next few weeks, chances are there’s a sweet holiday activity waiting for you – even if you won’t be leaving your hometown. All of our festive options can be found here, and below are some of our picks.
The cable cars around San Francisco are the perfect addition to any visit to the Bay area, but the Holiday Lights edition ups the ante. This tour features some original cars from the California Street Line dating back to the late 1800s/early 1900s. All others were built from the ground up using the original cable car blueprints and constructed of solid oak and brass. When you ride a San Francisco Cable Car, you’re literally riding around in a slice of history.
Because it’s not really Christmas unless there’s an Andy Williams holiday song playing somewhere. He may have passed from this life, but his legacy still lives on through his music. The show in Branson includes variety, singers, dancers, prancing reindeer, penguins plus the Moon River Orchestra…all performing your favorite holiday songs and reminding you why It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.
There’s this neighborhood in Brooklyn called Dyker Heights, and they get pretty wild around Christmas time. By wild, we mean they deck all the halls with the most elaborate Christmas displays you could imagine. They’ve even been featured on TLC’s Crazy Christmas Lights television program. This tour takes you through all the beautiful madness, and you’ll also visit Bay Ridge which has also become known for its Christmas light displays and stop by one of Brooklyn’s best Italian pastry shops…Mona Lisa Pastry Shop & Cafe.
Happy Holiday travels!