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25 Winter Fantasy Vacations for Kids

This winter, surprise your kids with one of these 25 winter fantasy vacations. Take them on a cruise to snowy Alaska to see beautiful scenery and amazing animals in their natural habitat. Head out of the country to stay at a snowy resort filled with activities like ski lessons, ice skating, and sledding. These magical winter vacation hot-spots are all created with both kids and parents in mind so that everyone has a trip to remember.

Check out the 25 winter fantasy vacations for kids here…

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  • The Polar Express 2 of 26
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    Take your kids to the North Pole on the Polar Express in Williams, AZ.


    Find out more at The Train

  • Snowmass Village 3 of 26
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    Sign your kids up for ski school and snowy fun! At night, take them to the Treehouse Kids' Adventure Center and Snowmass Village.


    Find out more at Aspen Snow Mass

  • Banff, Alberta, Canada 4 of 26
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    Spend the day here spotting wolf tracks on snowshoe tours, take ice walks through frozen gorges, or ride on a dog sled. Your kids are sure to have a great time!


    Find out more at Travel with Kids

  • Global Wonderland 5 of 26
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    Bring your kids to this winter wonderland theme park in Fremont, CA.


    Find out more at Global Wonderland

  • Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 6 of 26
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    Take your kids to the happiest place on earth, Disney World, for the holidays.
    Find out more at Disney World.

  • Winter Wonderland in London 7 of 26
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    Leaving the country for the holidays? Take your kids on a winter fantasy vacation to the Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, London.


    Find out more at Visit London

  • Von Trapp Family Lodge 8 of 26
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    This Austrian-inspired retreat is frozen in time and filled with family fun activities including potato-sack races in the snow, building snow forts, nature tours, maple-sugaring lessons, sledding, and sing-a-longs.


    Find out more at Trapp Family Lodge

  • Winter in Williamsburg 9 of 26
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    Transport your family back in time this winter by taking a vacation to Williamsburg, VA.


    Find out more at Visit Williamsburg

  • Crystal Mountain in Michigan 10 of 26
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    Take your children on a snowman search, your family will get a compass and clues to find the snowman hidden somewhere on the resort's 1,500 acres.


    Find out more at Crystal Mountain

  • Fairbanks, Alaska 11 of 26
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    Bring you kids to this wintery wonderland for your family winter vacation.


    Find out more at Parenting

  • New Year’s Eve Vacation 12 of 26
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    This ski area throws a family-friendly New Year's Eve party filled with games, crafts, and music. They even have a toast and balloon drop at 9 p.m. and midnight.


    Find out more at Squaw Creek

  • A Winter Oasis in the Rockies 13 of 26
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    This Resort has an on-site supervised play center for the kids, a game room, ice-skating, and dog sledding.


    Find out more at The Peaks Resort

  • Go Skiing 14 of 26
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    This lodge is a two-minute shuttle ride away from the Hobbit Ski and Snowboard School, which offers full-day instructions for kids as young as 4, and has a nursery that takes care of babies beginning at 2 months old.


    Find out more at Omni Hotels

  • Visit Winterfest 15 of 26
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    Winter-fest is a month long celebration, beginning Thanksgiving weekend, with horse-drawn sleigh rides, Jack Frost story time, s'mores roasting in the outdoor fireplace, cookie-decorating classes for kids, and elf tuck ins.


    Find out more at Suncadia Resort

  • Fantasy in the Snow 16 of 26
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    This is the perfect fantasy resort for you and your kids. The Beaver Creek ski area has tubing, ski classes, ice-skating, sleigh rides, afternoon cookie breaks, a family movie and crafts night, and a Thursday night fireworks display.


    Find out more at Westin River Front Beaver Creek

  • Okemo 17 of 26
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    This mountain resort has a top-notch ski school, bunny slopes for kids starting at 2 years old, a fun ski map designed with secret stuff on the slopes, moonlit snowshoe treks, ice hockey, and so much more.


    Find out more at Okemo

  • Wizarding World of Harry Potter 18 of 26
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    Spend this winter in Hogsmead. Your kids are sure to be thrilled if they get to spend a day in Harry Potter's world.


    Find out more at Orlando Vacation News

  • Alaska Cruise 19 of 26
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    Take your kids on a wonderful and fun 7-day cruise to Alaska.


    Find out more at Royal Caribbean

  • Winter Holiday in Obertauern 20 of 26
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    Visit one of the best ski resorts in Europe with your family this winter.


    Find out more at Hotel Perner

  • Smugglers Notch Resort 21 of 26
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    This family vacation destination spot has affordable winter vacation packages, which include daily lift tickets for every family member, comfortable mountainside condo lodging, off-slope recreation snow-tubing and ice skating, a heated indoor pool, and group ski and snowboard lessons.


    Find out more at Ski Vermont

  • Winter Fun Park 22 of 26
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    Bring your kids to the Winter Fun Park that offers a variety of recreation including skiing, snow-tubing and horse-drawn sleigh rides.


    Find out more at Rocking Horse Ranch

  • Winter Disney Cruise 23 of 26
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    Feel like going on a cruise? Take your kids on a Disney holiday cruise, and make their wildest dreams come true.


    Find out more at Disney Cruise

  • Christmas Market 24 of 26
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    Escape to Europe this winter, and take your family to a Christmas market.


    Find out more at Sterling Travel Inc

  • Fun Winter Activities at Woodloch 25 of 26
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    This all-inclusive resort has more than two dozen activities offered daily. Some of the top picks are Yule log hunts, outdoor family Olympics, and a snowy scavenger hunt.


    Find out more at Woodloch

  • Northstar-at-Tahoe 26 of 26
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    Rent a spacious family-friendly condo for a few nights. There are 2 kid-approved adventure parks filled with gullies and slides.


    Find out more at North Star California

Jacinda Boneau is a fabric designer and founding co-editor at Pretty Prudent, the premier design and lifestyle blog providing inspiration and instruction to help anyone create beautiful things, food, and experiences for their friends and family.

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