New York is absolutely fabulous during the holiday season. From the tree at Rockefeller Center lit up in all its glory to the ornate department store windows to menorah lightings, the city is simply electrifying and utterly family-friendly.
Merry garlands, sparkling ornaments, thousands of string lights and white snow deck the movie-themed streets of Universal Studios Hollywood, turning it into a lovely winter wonderland.
The best thing about winter time in Europe has to be the run up to Christmas. Charming markets that pop up in every city square, bringing with them the smell of cinnamon, mulled wine and baking sets, and a scene for some lovely Christmas shopping.
At one of these five beautiful winter destinations, your family holiday getaway start off on a high note.