New England Christmas Guide

There's No Place Like New England for the Holidays

Are you dreaming of sleigh rides, deer tracks in the snow, ice skating on a frozen pond, cuddling in front of a crackling fire with someone you love, and all of the magical merriment of old-fashioned New England Christmas celebrations? Those of us who live here know: There's no place quite like New England for the holidays.

As the weather turns cold and New England begins to deck itself out in greenery and glimmering lights, I've assembled this one-stop guide to holiday events and travel possibilities to help you with your Christmas in New England wish list. And even if you'll be far from New England this holiday season, you'll find recipes, made-in-New England gifts and ideas for adding a touch of New England to your own Christmas festivities, plus photo tours that will whisk you away to this land of winter wonder.

01 of 06

It's All About the Pine

New England Christmas Tree Traditions
© 2009 Kim Knox Beckius

December in New England is harvest season for fresh pine. I'll help you find Christmas tree farms or even order greenery from New England for delivery to your home--anywhere in the country.

Think Green:

02 of 06

Dreaming of a White Christmas?

White Christmas in New England
Photo by Paul Cyr, courtesy of the Maine Office of Tourism

Make your dreams a reality this Christmas season. I've got the stats on the 10 snowiest places where you're likely to celebrate a White Christmas in New England.

Best Places to Play in the Winter Snow:

03 of 06

New England's Top Holiday Happenings

New England Christmas Events
© 2004 Kim Knox Beckius

If you're visiting New England this Christmas season, you're in store for a wide variety of holiday happenings that are sure to delight. Here's a quick look at 10 events that are guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit.

 More Christmas Fun in New England:

04 of 06

Ho Ho Ho! The Place to Go

Christmas Attractions in New England
© 2006 Kim Knox Beckius

What's the top New England attraction when Christmas season rolls around? If you have kids, bundle them up and treat them to a wintertime visit to Santa's Village in New Hampshire, which reopens on weekends leading up to Christmas.

More New England Holiday Attractions:

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05 of 06

Christmas Shopping in New England

Country Roads Christmas
© 2011 Kim Knox Beckius

New England is an ideal destination for a holiday shopping spree, whether you want to hunt for handcrafted gifts, antiques, made-in-New-England Christmas decorations or outlet store bargains.

Plan Your Christmas Shopping Adventure:

06 of 06

New England Experiences to Give as Gifts

Give New England Experiences This Christmas
© 2004 Bruce Beckius

Aiming to have a clutter-free Christmas? This year, give experiences: not things. I'll help you choose a New England adventure to wrap up for someone you love this holiday season.

More Gifts from New England:

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