If you’re going to accept a travel assignment over the holidays, why not go big and visit a city that celebrates the holidays like few others? With that in mind, we’re using today’s blog to list the best cities to visit over the holiday season. If you’re lucky enough to find a travel assignment available in any of these locations, snap it up quickly. It won’t be available for long.
* Chicago. From the millions of lights strung along the Magnificent Mile to an amusement park decked in a holiday theme, there’s plenty to see in Chicago. There’s plenty to do as well. Christkindlmarket is a massive outdoor crafts market with a German flare and you can also enjoy Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier or strap on the blades for a little indoor skating.
* Taos, New Mexico. While it’s probably not the first place you think of as a great Christmas destination, you’ll never forget it once you’ve gone. The holiday celebrations in Taos are like no other, featuring luminarias in the streets, a Native American celebration of Christmas Eve and performers reenacting Mary and Joseph’s desperate hunt for room at an inn.
* Aspen. The hotspot for ski enthusiasts, Aspen, Colorado, is your number one spot if shredding some powder is part of your dream holiday. The city pairs its world-renowned skiing with a host of holiday-themed musical acts and streets laced in decorations for views you can’t beat.
* Santa Claus, Indiana. Nope, that’s not a typo. The city of Santa Claus exists and it’s in Indiana. As you might guess, the locals go all out during the holiday to celebrate their town's namesake. Your holiday time spent in this area will treat you to more aptly themed shops, attractions and celebrations than any other small city you’ll find.
* New York City. New York City does just about everything big and that includes its holiday celebrations. From the towering Rockefeller Center Norway spruce you’ve seen on television to the parades and musical events, the city that never sleeps is especially alive during the holidays