One of the best parts of the holiday season is enjoying beautiful landscapes covered in fresh snowfall. But if you live in an area that seldom sees snow, you may want to travel elsewhere this season to experience the glorious white stuff.
The following are 10 incredible white Christmas destinations for 2021:
Mammoth Lakes, CA
This snow-covered adventureland offers activities like snowboarding, snowmobiling, skiing, and snowshoeing. You won’t want to miss the Full Moon Snowshoe Tour, where you’ll see gorgeous moonlight over the mountains and forests that surround the lake.
Portland hosts some of the most picturesque white Christmas scenes in the country. Take a stroll through the Old Port neighborhood, and make sure to grab a wintertime treat from the farmer’s market in this sleepy winter city.
Glacier National Park, MT
Towns and villages in this area are near some of the prettiest snow-covered landscapes in the world. Many people enjoy this park during the holidays. They also say that it almost feels like you have the whole place to yourself.
Snowshoe through the lower peninsula, walk the Magnificent Mile, and ice skate through Millennium Park. Enjoy the Christmas lights that decorate Grant Park. Make sure you don’t miss the holiday lights that decorate Lincoln Park Zoo!
Park City, UT
Spend Christmas Eve in the mountains, and enjoy dog sledding, snow biking, and skiing. Take a tour of the historic downtown area during a fresh snowfall. Discover the many shops, restaurants, and winter festivities in this Utah town.
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, MI
Witness huge, jagged coliseums of ice and cave entrances at this park. Enjoy some of the most breathtaking solitary landscapes in the country this season. Make sure to visit the shoreline, where the most stunning ice caves and formations are on display.
Sugarbush is home to spectacular 18th-century buildings. This town has winter scenery that every visitor will enjoy. This picturesque town features plenty of local shops, restaurants, and artisans to keep you busy during your stay.
Famous for its world-class skiing and holiday entertainment, Aspen is also home to live music, ice skating, snow slides, and more. The town celebrates the Norse god of snow, Ullr, every Friday night in the winter. Victorian caroling can be enjoyed throughout the holidays.
Lake Placid, NY
Enjoy a unique small-town ambiance as you enjoy the Holiday Village Stroll event in Lake Placid. Walk through town and explore this region of the Adirondacks. Enjoy tobogganing, skiing, taking a winter hike through the mountains, and snowshoeing, too.
Hood River, OR
Have fun and enjoy the Hood River Holiday Parade. Experience a winter wonderland with caroling, tree lighting, and other holiday festivities. Don’t miss the Train to Christmas Town train ride, which offers spectacular views of the snow-covered Oregon countryside.
No matter where you live, the nearest winter wonderland is just a short trip away! Around the country, there is something for everyone to enjoy this holiday season.