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Old 11-12-2013, 07:28 AM
 
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Looking to spend Christmas somewhere other than at home. Since I ruined Christmas forever for my 10 yr old last year when she figured out since the easter bunny was me..well she put two and two together. We figured we would go somewhere festive. Any suggestions. Other than NYC..just got back.

Really want to drive - but if there are suggestions for a wonderful place to spend Christmas with a 10 year old that would amaze her and we would have to fly - that is doable. (not Disney..btdt)

Someone suggested San Antonio???
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Christmas cruise? But, don't take from Baltimore. I would fly to Florida and catch from there. Would not do Baltimore again in the winter months.
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:59 AM
 
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Christmas in Williamsburg is lovely.

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Old 11-12-2013, 08:01 AM
 
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Looking to spend Christmas somewhere other than at home. Since I ruined Christmas forever for my 10 yr old last year when she figured out since the easter bunny was me..well she put two and two together. We figured we would go somewhere festive. Any suggestions. Other than NYC..just got back.

Really want to drive - but if there are suggestions for a wonderful place to spend Christmas with a 10 year old that would amaze her and we would have to fly - that is doable. (not Disney..btdt)

Someone suggested San Antonio???
New York City is the best place at Christmas. Very beautiful, kind of magical. That would be my choice. Definitely not someplace warm - it feels unchristmas-y. NYC is only 4-5 hours away.
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Looking to spend Christmas somewhere other than at home. Since I ruined Christmas forever for my 10 yr old last year when she figured out since the easter bunny was me..well she put two and two together. We figured we would go somewhere festive. Any suggestions. Other than NYC..just got back.

Really want to drive - but if there are suggestions for a wonderful place to spend Christmas with a 10 year old that would amaze her and we would have to fly - that is doable. (not Disney..btdt)

Someone suggested San Antonio???
Are you implying that Santa is not real??

Even though she has figured it out, are you not exchanging gifts still? When I was 10, there was no place I'd rather be than under the tree in my own living room playing with the toys that I received the night before (whether from family or Santa).
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Tysons Corner
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I like going to beaches in the winter (Bethany is a good one)... then again that might not be the most fun for others
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:28 AM
 
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Christmas in Williamsburg is lovely.

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Along with Williamsburg is Great Wolf Lodge, Williamsburg Water Park | Family Resorts in Virginia |GreatWolf.com. I have heard its great for families. I also just got back from The Homestead, Virginia Resort & Virginia Spa | Omni Homestead Resort & Canyon Ranch SpaClub. It looks like a fabulous place for Christmas, as long as you can get up the mountain roads, however don't know how much they have for children and families, but they apparently do have skiing.
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Old 11-12-2013, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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How about Hershey?

Hersheypark > Christmas Candylane
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Old 11-12-2013, 02:53 PM
 
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Well you've taken Disney and NYC off the list. To me, those are the only two places that will really "amaze" a 10 year old. I spent a lot of time as a kid in Williamsburg. Nice place, but not "amazing." Can't think of anything really amazing. I always loved lots of presents under the tree!
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Old 11-12-2013, 03:11 PM
 
Location: McLean, VA
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San Antonio is not 3 to 4 hours away. It can be a festive place for the holidays. The Riverwalk is gorgeous with all the lights. However, it is very crowded. Are you an outdoorsy type? Wondering if Deep Creek Lake, MD, would be of interest. Lots of skiing, hiking, etc.
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