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Old 09-10-2008, 12:22 PM
 
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I live in South FL and never been in the snow. I'm trying to plan a vacation around christmas time so that my two young boys and the rest of our family can go play in the snow. Not to ski or anything just have some fun. I would also like the town/city to have the great old christmas spirit too! Please help! We have traveled a lot but only in the summertime so we are clueless as to were to go. We would like to stay on the NorthEast side of america. thanks everyone!
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Old 09-11-2008, 04:27 PM
 
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You can't beat the North Pole for Christmas. My kids loved it and it was a vacation to NEVER forget.

But as far as NE.... Christmas is beautiful in Vermont and New Hampshire.
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:20 PM
 
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you want to make sure you go somewhere you will be "guarenteed" snow.
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Old 09-12-2008, 05:40 AM
 
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Pennsylvania? We have snow at Christmas maybe three out of ten winters. Might have it the week before or after but I wouldn't count on it for Christmas.

Maybe you want to try this site: History : Weather Underground You can put in a city or town and date and you can see what the weather has been on that date for the last ten years.
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Old 09-12-2008, 06:43 AM
 
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Pennsylvania? We have snow at Christmas maybe three out of ten winters. Might have it the week before or after but I wouldn't count on it for Christmas.

Maybe you want to try this site: History : Weather Underground You can put in a city or town and date and you can see what the weather has been on that date for the last ten years.
that is what i mean--around christmas time. snow on christmas itself? i dont know where that happens. maybe in the movies
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Old 09-12-2008, 07:08 AM
 
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Default Snow Vacation

I also live in South Florida and am interested in the same vacation with my 6 year old daughter. Please let me know what you find out and I will do the same.
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:55 AM
 
Location: SD
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We lived in SFL for years and have now moved to CA. My kids have never seen snow!! We're going to visit Lake Tahoe this year. It's not that "old fashioned" holiday but it does have lots of snow. A friend mentioned Asheville, SC for that old fashioned feel--The Biltmore has fabulous decorations. Someone else mentioned Vermont? If you can afford the big $$, there's always Finland, Iceland, Switzerland or Scotland!!
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Vero Beach, Fl
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Check out Colorado - Vail, Aspen, Telluride. These areas get very pricey during Christmas.

Tyring to get to a place that can guarantee snow is like tyring to guarantee a visitor to south Florida that there won't be any hurricanes between June and November. :-)
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Old 09-12-2008, 01:32 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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Your best guarantee for snow on Christmas in the northeast is Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and upstate New York.

You might want to look into Waterville Valley, NH, which has lots of Christmas activities including horse-drawn sleigh rides. Also, Santa's Village in Jefferson, NH would be a fun place to bring the kids. There's even a "Polar Express" in the area that emulates the experience from the classic children's book to bring kids to see Santa at the "North Pole." However, you have to enter a lottery to get tickets (deadline is October 1st).

If you're looking for something "simpler" and less commercial, there are hundreds of little towns and villages in northern New England that would be perfect for you. Woodstock, Vermont seems to get into the Christmas spirit, as does Camden, Maine (snow right on the seacoast!). But wherever you go, I'm sure it'll be magical.
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Old 09-12-2008, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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Your best guarantee for snow on Christmas in the northeast is Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and upstate New York.

You might want to look into Waterville Valley, NH, which has lots of Christmas activities including horse-drawn sleigh rides. Also, Santa's Village in Jefferson, NH would be a fun place to bring the kids. There's even a "Polar Express" in the area that emulates the experience from the classic children's book to bring kids to see Santa at the "North Pole." However, you have to enter a lottery to get tickets (deadline is October 1st).

If you're looking for something "simpler" and less commercial, there are hundreds of little towns and villages in northern New England that would be perfect for you. Woodstock, Vermont seems to get into the Christmas spirit, as does Camden, Maine (snow right on the seacoast!). But wherever you go, I'm sure it'll be magical.

We (Maine coast) have had a few dry Christmases in the past few years- bitter cold, but not a heck of a lot of snow cover- but I agree that Camdem is pretty for Christmas.

Mystic Village in CT does a big Christmas, too, doesn't it?
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