Where to go over Christmas in North America?

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    Aug 24, 2009 2:49 AM GMT
    Hey guys,

    End of summer is here. My partner and I did not go anywhere as my family from Europe visited us in Toronto. Now I am thinking where to go over Christmas and I am not so familiar with what is nice here here in North America??

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks
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    Aug 24, 2009 2:58 AM GMT
    Come to LA. It's summer all year round here. icon_lol.gif
  • jgymnast733

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    Aug 24, 2009 3:45 AM GMT
    Dare i say come to new york,
    The x-mas show at radio city..
    The new york city ballet's 'Nutcracker'...
    Ice skating in central park or rockefeller center....
    Cocktails in the oakroom at the plaza hotel...
    Broadway..
    Soho...
    A quicky in the rambles...
    The tree at rockefeller Center...ecticon_exclaim.gif
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    Aug 24, 2009 3:48 AM GMT
    Definitely Winnipeg. It should be a no-brainer, really.
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    Aug 24, 2009 4:35 AM GMT
    Christmas and New Years in Vegas can be a blast if your into the city, or a quiet trip to one of North America's most expensive ski vacations is nice... lol, Colorado or Utah since the East Coast no longer gets enough snow fall and the mountains just aren't the same. Christmas in DC is always fun, though I've never visited the Canadian capital, so it might be nice as well... or a Caribbean Cruise... lots of possibilities, depends on if you want to embrace the snow or get away from it...
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    Aug 24, 2009 4:36 AM GMT
    austrocanadian saidHey guys,

    End of summer is here. My partner and I did not go anywhere as my family from Europe visited us in Toronto. Now I am thinking where to go over Christmas and I am not so familiar with what is nice here here in North America??

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks


    go to NYC the christmas lights and everything is beautiful and stay a couple of days and enjoy the ball dropping on new years, thats what im doing this year maybe ill see u therE icon_razz.gif
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    Aug 24, 2009 5:49 AM GMT
    The North Pole, silly! Although I doubt North America could claim it on a map.
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    Aug 24, 2009 6:31 AM GMT
    If you are seeking sunshine, you should consider Scottsdale, AZ. Most Christmases you have the ability to wear shorts, t-shirts, flip flops, and the option to hike the surrounding desert mountains. So, if you want to catch a few rays poolside at some nice resorts, eat some good food, and are okay with the idea of substituting Saguaro cacti for snow flocked fir trees, you should consider it. There is nothing like it.

    Otherwise, I hear Christmas in NYC is amazing. If I were to leave town for Christmas - that would be my pick.
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    Aug 24, 2009 6:36 AM GMT
    If you want skiing and snow and all that, there's oodles of places, many of which have been suggested.

    If you want sun and warm, there's only two reliable places: South Florida, and Hawaii. I beg to differ with Xrich -- I think the word "Summer" is ambiguous cause it's so relative. Socal (LA and SD) are often cloudy and overcast over the holidays. There's exceptions, of course, but for reliable sun, only South Florida and Hawaii have the statistics to back them up. Even South Florida will be dicey compared to Hawaii -- but it's a heck of a lot cheaper.

    But you didn't ask for warm, just what is "nice", so I'll echo surf and say NYC during Christmas is magical, especially if it snows -- Central Park during a snowfall is one of the best places ever. Ah... I can hear the vendors yelling now...

    "Get your chestnuts here!"

    "Get your hot roasted chestnuts here!"

    "Get your goddamn fucking hot roasted chestnuts here!" *




    * Based on the actual sounds of NYC stored in my fondest memory bins.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Aug 24, 2009 7:35 AM GMT
    You can't do Christmas in North America unless you're doing it in a place with snow.

    In eastern Canada, there are guaranteed snow destinations, but they either have igloos or not much fun to be had after dark, or before dark.

    If you have money, you wil spend your Christmas naked on a bearskin rug (synthetic of course) in front of a fireplace in western Canada, in a place called Whistler.

    You'll love the nightlife there and probably spot moviestars amongst the people in the bars when you get tired of sexing on the bearskin rug and leave the chalet. We are polite in Canada and ...well OK it's more like we're resentful and we don't aknowledge their status.

    The point is, don't gawk and stare, or point. Let them have their privacy. so don't ask for an autograph. You are allowed to say something like "Nice shirt" though when you pass by.

    My best Christmas in Canada story comes from my grandmother, who was newly married at 16, to a man of 26 years, back when that was legal. Maybe it still is. I have no reason to know.

    On the first Christmas Eve of their marriage, he came home to the cabin they shared on the hilltop overlooking their village.

    After working a long tiring shift on the railroad, he came home to find the door bolted shut, and a note tacked to the door.

    `You`re not getting in without a Christrmas Tree`` his 16 year old bride had written. (Did I mention it was 1910 or something)

    There was an axe leaning against the door, tempting him to chop his way through the door to his wife, or do the deed.

    He chose to please his bride, and tramped out into the deep snow, on snowshoes, in the middle of the night, and cut down the first tree that looked like it would fit in the cabin.

    My mother was their first born child, 9 months later.

    OK sorry, That`s Christmas in Canada. Sentimental stories, and sex on synthetic rugs.

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    Aug 24, 2009 7:48 AM GMT
    I always love Christmas in Seattle... except we got a little too much snow last year...

    New York seems like the place to be though...
  • Timbales

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    Aug 24, 2009 1:31 PM GMT
    You may enjoy Christmas in Quebec.
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    Aug 24, 2009 11:07 PM GMT
    Thanks guys...i will check out all the destinations you mentioned......

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    Aug 24, 2009 11:10 PM GMT
    Come to San Francisco CA - Bay area! Christmas here is beautiful. icon_biggrin.gif
  • ManinSTL

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    Aug 24, 2009 11:23 PM GMT
    Come to Puerto Rico, warm, perfect beaches and quite a festive time here then!
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    Aug 24, 2009 11:24 PM GMT
    Christmas in central and upstate New York is GORGEOUS, try the Adirondack Mountains !
  • jrs1

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    Sep 10, 2009 6:25 AM GMT

    one place is: Vermont ... especially Burlington. new england, overall, is a wonderful winter destination.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 10, 2009 6:40 AM GMT
    I was in New York City for Xmas week last year and it was awesome. Actually may go back again this year. I loved it.
  • Aries5452

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    Sep 10, 2009 7:27 AM GMT
    Aspen or Vail Colorado cant be beat.... maybe just because I grew up there.... but still. However, I dont think anything beats Christmas at home. Like home home... where your from.