Top 5 Kid-Friendly Holiday Destinations in the U.S.

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The holiday season brings out the inner child in family trip planners everywhere. Plotting out your destination brings back childhood memories of your own holiday adventures. But finding the right kid-friendly holiday destinations can be a challenge.

It can be a daunting task to decide where to make a memory, so let us do the work. For your kid-friendly trip planner, use our guide to the Top 5 Kid-Friendly Holiday Destinations in the  U.S.

New York City, New York

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No guide to family-friendly holiday travel is complete without New York City.

The perfect place to start is Macy’s Santaland. On the 8th floor of Herald Square, you’ll find 13,000 square feet of holiday fun. You’ll run into life-size gingerbread men, igloos and ice sculptures on the ice rink. In Lionel Trains Industrial City, you’ll find six complete sets of trains.

Did someone say of gingerbread men? GingerBread Lane has a gingerbread village vying for its fifth Guinness World Record. That’s 500 feet of gingerbread fun for the whole family.

Finally, this year’s Winter Family Fair features an “A Christmas Carol” theme. The event features a festive craft workshop for children. There’s also a cast of costumed characters and musicians to provide entertainment.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania

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Millions of lights, real live reindeer, and dozens of rides and roller coasters. And of course, the famous Hershey’s chocolate. We’re talking about Hersheypark Christmas Candylane.

More than 4 million lights deck the halls of Hersheypark in celebration of the season. The celebration includes a choreographed light show and festive live entertainment. Enjoy the 50 holiday-themed rides, which includes 6 roller coasters.

Later, your kids can stop by the reindeer stables to get an up-close look at their favorite reindeer. And finally, have a chat with Santa about their Christmas wishes in Santa’s Candy Cottage.

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Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago has an avalanche of things for your family to do every holiday season, and this year is no exception. Ice skating at Millennium Park has become a tradition for locals and visitors alike.

The Christkindlmarket, Chicago’s annual Christmas market, is another big hit with families. Come and check out the toys, holiday ornaments, baked sweets, and festive atmosphere.

Kids love the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival. The festival features the Walt Disney Company as a partner, and is one of the largest Christmas holiday celebrations in the country.

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Orlando, Florida

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Known for its theme parks and Mickey Mouse encounters, Orlando is no slouch in the holiday season. Walt Disney World introduced Sunset Seasons Greetings in Hollywood Studios. The event features Mickey Mouse and all his friends in a brand new holiday adventure.

Even Harry Potter is getting in on the holiday cheer. Check out his new adventure in Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Looking for a traditional holiday event with an international flair? Come see Holidays Around the World at the Epcot Center. The event features a mass choir, candlelight processional, and special celebrity guests.

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Now you’re ready to find your kid-friendly holiday destinations. For making your holiday memories, go to AllTheRooms for all your accommodation needs.

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