London goes all out at the holiday season – the city sparkles with millions of lights, kids will enjoy endless Christmas sweets, go ice skating in sites around London, in Hyde Park, Winter Wonderland carnival has rides for toddlers to teens, live music and shows. Here’s our favorite fun things to see and do in London during the Christmas season, plus travel tips.
Winter Wonderland carnival in Hyde Park has rides for toddlers to teens, shows and a large Christmas market.
Christmas in Seville, December to January 6, is a wonderful time to visit with kids.
City streets glow with sparkling lights, nativity scenes are on display around Seville, families enjoy seasonal ice skating rink and amusement park, shops are filled with Christmas sweets, Feast of the Immaculate Conception is celebrated with Baile de los Seises in the cathedral, highlight of the holiday season is a spectacular Three Kings parade.
In Paris, visit the delightful all-new Jardin d’Acclimatation leisure and amusement park for families in the Bois de Boulogne – rides, carousels, water play areas, “little farm,” birds of the world aviary, pony and camel rides, Korean Garden, and more.
Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite is a family favorite for generations. It is among the most spectacular scenery on earth – turquoise lakes, sparkling creeks flowing through meadows, mountain peaks rising into the sky, but is also very accessible with kids, and never as crowded as Yosemite Valley.
Last fall, fires swept through Sugarloaf Ridge State Park in Sonoma Valley. But after the wildfires come the wildflowers. On a weekend in April, we had a picnic and hike in the state park – the hills were covered with colorful wildflowers and lush green grasses.