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Have a Golden Christmas at the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris!

The Best Hotel Christmas Trees Around the World

In the past, I’ve dreamed of being like Santa and circling the globe to see all the best Christmas decorations. But this year, I’ve decided that it would be more fun to stay at all of the hotels with the best Christmas trees! First I looked at the best hotel Christmas trees in the US, and now it’s time to travel the world. Here are my favorite hotel Christmas trees in Paris, London, Amman, Vancouver, Malawi and Kuala Lumpur.

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The Beverly Wiltshire's stunning tree might have satisfied Irving Berlin's dreams for a White Christmas in Beverly Hills.

The Best Hotel Christmas Trees in the US

For the past few years, I’ve fantasized about traveling the world like Santa to see all of the best Christmas decorations around the world. But a recent trip to The Plaza Tree Lighting to meet Santa and the Saks Yeti got me thinking about a different sort of trip this year… A look at the best hotel Christmas trees around the United States! These hotels in Beverly Hills, Washington, DC, Dallas, San Diego, Charleston, Florida, Virginia and Montana really get decked for the holidays.

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Just a small snippet of Gingerbread Lane at New York Hall of Science in Queens, NY... #gingerbread #christmas

A Trip Down Gingerbread Lane at the New York Hall of Science

What takes 2,250 pounds of icing, 415 pounds of dough and 17 pounds of candy corns? That would be Gingerbread Lane, and you can find 152 houses along this most coveted address at the New York Hall of Science (aka NYSci) in Queens, NY. We visited for the first time this past Saturday, and it […]

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Malbec World Day celebrated at The Metropolitan Museum

Celebrating World Malbec Day at The Metropolitan Museum

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a wonderful place to visit any time, but attending a party there afterhours on World Malbec Day was truly special. On April 17, Wines of Argentina celebrated World Malbec Day with a walk-around tasting at the Charles Engelhard Court in the American Wing of the Museum. Not only was the setting spectacular, but there were tango dancers and live music. The Argentines know how to throw a party!

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Dyker Heights, Brooklyn: Christmas Lights Mecca

Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, is one place where you can have a very bright Christmas! Keeping up with the proverbial Joneses never required more electricity than it does in this Christmas lights wonderland. Subtlety is not rewarded here. Many of the houses go far beyond lights, with giant Nutcrackers, inflatable Santa Clauses and Nativity Scenes. Most […]

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Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Gardens: All Aboard for This New Family Tradition

I had heard about the Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden for years, but I had always thought that it was something just for kids. Until I had my son (who just turned two), I didn’t get excited about trains unless I was planning a trip to Europe. But now that trains […]

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