Get In The Holiday Spirit With Some Of America’s Coolest Christmas Tours And Activities

Are you someone who gets extra-excited once the holidays roll around? Do you count down the days til Christmas? If so, we have the tours for you! These 5 tours below are guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit, and will have you leaving with a healthy dose of Christmas cheer. Whether you like holiday lights, Christmas markets, or even decked-out mansions, there’s something for all holiday lovers below.

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Branson Christmas Light Tours

Branson, Missouri

If you’re in Branson during the holidays, go on a tour of the city’s Christmas displays for an easy and relaxing way to get into the spirit of the season. Traveling by Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van, you’ll ride through two twinkling displays, plus head to Branson Landing to see its nativity scene, which appears to be suspended above Lake Taneycomo. End with a stop at the historical Branson Hotel for a glass of wine, hot chocolate, or coffee at the Backstage Cafe and Wine Bar.

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Christmas Lights in Dyker Heights Brooklyn

Brooklyn, New York

Christmas in New York City is a magical time, and some of the best festive spots in the Big Apple are Dyker Heights and Bay Ridge in Brooklyn. Residents in these areas take Christmas decorations to a whole new level that shouldn’t be missed. This tour whisks you out to Brooklyn, and then on the way back, you can enjoy views of the lit-up Manhattan skyline. Plus stop at Fifth Avenue and Rockefeller Center to catch a glimpse of their iconic displays.

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Small-Group New York Christmas Holiday Walking Tour

New York City, New York

There are few places that feel more festive than New York during Christmastime. Soak up its holiday spirit on this 2-hour New York sightseeing tour, including stops at the Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Snap photos in front of the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, admire the festive window displays of Fifth Avenue stores, and browse stalls in the magical Bryant Park holiday market.

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Newport Mansions at Christmas: The Breakers and Marble House

Newport, Rhode Island

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so escape the hustle of city life and get away to the festive tranquility of Newport, R.I., on a guided, small-group day tour from Boston. This quaint coastal town, also known as America’s First Resort, is the perfect holiday getaway, just 70 miles south of Beantown. Explore the grand mansions of the Vanderbilt family, the Breakers and Marble House, both decked out in Christmas decor. Then travel along popular Ocean Drive and enjoy the holiday season with shopping and sightseeing.

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Philadelphia Small-Group Holiday Tour

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

As the year winds down, Philadelphia brings out its holiday attire—and on this tour, you’ll have the rare chance to see the city’s most festive and ephemeral attractions in a single afternoon. With just a small group for company, follow your guide to Center City’s essential holiday highlights. Take in the music of one of the world’s largest organs, visit a bustling Christmas market, and enjoy other seasonal sightseeing opportunities.

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