Wintertime is soon to be set upon us and the cold winter chill is starting to blow in. As you curl up inside and sip your hot apple cider, you may start to wonder how COVID-19 is going to affect this holiday season. With most events being canceled or reduced and travel still being restricted in most countries, options feel pretty limited. However, not even COVID-19 can kill the Christmas spirit! There are numerous cities and towns scattered across the US that are notorious for putting on impressive displays of lights, good cheer, and holiday spirit while maintaining physical distancing and appropriate saftey measures. Though travel is restricted worldwide, it's still possible to travel within the US, and we at Fly Largent would love to help you this holiday season! Listed below are a couple of our recommendations on where you should visit this Christmas to experience the full beauty and wonder of the holidays.
If you find yourself in Tennessee this Christmas, prepare yourself to enjoy one of the best Christmas festivals in the state! Holiday Magic on Main is going to take to the streets this November 28th to December 31st and will be open to the public for free! Enjoy some of the best restaurants and shops that are set up on Franklin’s Historic Main Street. Witness the iconic lighting of the NOEL sign, enjoy some seasonal drinks like Eggnog Lattes, White Mochas, and “Mint for Cold Weather” (try this special drink and try to figure out the ingredients!) and support Small Business Saturday (November 28th) to support the local businesses that suffered due to the pandemic.
Every year the town of Duluth puts on an impressive display of magical lights, festive wreaths, and joyous holiday cheer during their annual festival. This year, the Bentleyville: Tour of Lights is aiming to “bring people together while staying apart” to keep you safe. This year (2020) from November 21st to December 27th, they will have a drive-through tour through the lit up streets! Be sure to check out their impressive online gift shop that is full of high-quality merch and collectibles. Not even the pandemic is going to put a damper on this yuletide festival; for the residents of Duluth are united in committing to having a safe, yet fantastic, turn-out for the Tour of Lights. For only 10$(USD) a vehicle, this festival is really worth your time and money. There is also an official drop-off location for new unwrapped toys and nonperishable food items for the Duluth Salvation Army! Not only will you and your family have the comfort knowing you're not putting yourselves at risk while enjoying this event, but you will also be doing something amazing to help the community!
Park City, UT
If you still want to celebrate the winter season but not necessarily Christmas itself, head on over to Park City, Utah. With world renowned ski resorts such as Deer Valley and Park City Mountain, you won’t have to look very far for impressive and comfortable lodging. You could spend your time on the slopes, nestled in front of the fire, snowshoeing, snow biking, cross-country skiing, or even possibly on the back of an exhilarating dog sled! Thankfully, most of these activities don't require you to be anywhere near the public, so you can enjoy your skiing and snowshoeing etc. without the fear of COVID-19 anywhere on your mind!
There is a place for everyone this winter holiday, and hopefully this short list inspired you to find where that is! As always, Fly Largent is available to take you wherever in the world you want to go! Whether it's one of these quaint and merry little Christmas towns, or somewhere else in the world that you want to spend your holiday, we are able to take you wherever you need to go in style and comfort. Contact us today for a free quote!