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If home for the holidays isn’t in the plans, it may be time to start planning an unforgettable Christmas vacation. With a wide array of destinations, you can create the Christmas of your dreams. From beaches to mountains to big cities, there’s a place to fit every style. With the many vacation homes available in tourist destinations, you can rent a home to create magical memories for your family that will last all year long.

Breckenridge, Colorado

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If a skiing holiday is what the family wants, head to Breckenridge, Colorado. The entire mountain town glows with the Christmas spirit, and the new snow that falls regularly only makes it more festive. You can go skating with Santa, take in the holiday lights and hit the slopes throughout your holiday vacation. Breckenridge is full of resorts, lodges, condos and vacation homes to give you all the comforts of home.

Panama City Beach, Florida

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When your goal is to escape the snow and cold while you celebrate Christmas, Panama City Beach could be an ideal destination. Many vacation rental condominiums in the area even plan special holiday entertainment and programs for families celebrating while away from home. The city hosts a number of festive events around Christmas as well, such as the Holly Fair and an Optimist Club Christmas parade.

New York City

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New York City is alive with the Christmas spirit throughout the month of December. Big Apple traditions include skating in Central Park at the Wollman Rink, meandering down 5th Avenue to take in the window displays, seeing the Rockettes Christmas Spectacular, and watching the lighting ceremony of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. Everywhere you look on the busy streets you’ll see evidence of the holidays, including festive lighting of the Empire State Building.

Nashville, Tennessee

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Anyone looking for a down-home holiday will find it in Nashville. The city decks itself in holiday cheer during the month of December. Visiting the Country Music Hall of Fame promises to be a delightful excursion thanks to the Christmas cheer that becomes a big part of every show and exhibit. The Cheekwood Estate and Gardens in Nashville invites folks out during December to take in the magnificence of the holiday light display. Every evening you can meander through the mansion and gardens to see the lights. You will also see live reindeer, hear holiday carolers and snack on s’mores from the multitude of s’mores pits located on the grounds.

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Vacationing during Christmas promises to be an unforgettable experience. You can rest and relax during the holiday, spending time with the people you love the most.