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…
25 Winter Fantasy Vacations for Kids 1 of 26
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The Polar Express 2 of 26
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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