The air is turning colder. The weather is crisper. The mood is festive. It is one of my favorite times of the year: Christmas time! Different parts of the world celebrate this holiday differently. Some are well known, some are not. In this post, we will visit a few of the locations that celebrate Christmas in a unique way.
New York City, New York
New York is known for its beautiful tree that is in Rockefeller Center, which is the centerpiece for their Christmas extravaganza. The shows that take place. Skating on the ice rink. Window shopping on 5th Avenue. All of these are part of what makes Christmas in New York City one to remember.
North Pole, Alaska
With a name like North Pole, this town, located southeast of Fairbanks in Alaska, is almost required to have an amazing Christmas celebration. North Pole has become known for their Christmas in Ice celebration each year. Christmas in Ice is a 6-week competition that features Christmas-themed art carved into large blocks of ice. New pieces are added regularly throughout the competition. Other attractions at Christmas in Ice include crafts for children, a maze and ice slide, and demonstrations.
The town of Durango, Colorado brings to life one of the most popular Christmas tales: The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg, published in 1985. On this magical train ride, you will have the opportunity to have hot chocolate served to you while you listen to a reading of The Polar Express while you chug along to pick up Santa Claus at the North Pole and sing Christmas carols.
Wanting to plan your holiday trip? Visit your library’s Travel neighborhood or search through the catalog to help you find resources to plan your adventure.