From relaxing on a beach in Florida to hitting the slopes in Idaho, you’ll be sure of a jolly time with these affordable Christmas vacations for families.

While prices are usually hiked up over the holiday period, there are still plenty of options for affordable Christmas vacations for families across the U.S. – no matter if you’re desperate for winter sun and warm temperatures or you prefer somewhere with a magical winter wonderland vibe.

Whether you’re dreaming of a beachy escape at a resort in Florida, a convenient condo by the ski slopes in Idaho, or a beautifully designed log cabin on a working ranch in Utah, you’ll find plenty of inspiration in this round up of affordable Christmas vacations for families.

A Newly Renovated Vacation Home in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

If you’re looking for a family vacation in a magical winter wonderland, head to Elkhart Lake in Wisconsin. Built in the 1800s, this Midwestern town has a rich history and is home to the iconic Old-World Christmas Market at The Osthoff Resort.

The Newly Renovated Dt Elkhart Lake vacation home has four bedrooms and accommodates up to 12 guests. There is plenty of space to relax with an open concept kitchen/family room, featuring a large dining table perfect for dining in. It also has a first-floor bedroom and a bunk room for the kids. They’ll even do your grocery shopping, so the kitchen is stocked when you arrive.

An unrivaled location in the heart of town means you are close to top-notch eateries, such as the Paddock Club, and the Henning’s Wisconsin Cheese Museum, where you can watch cheese being made. Unique winter experiences on offer include horse-drawn carriage rides through town, snowshoeing at the Ice Age Trail, and ice fishing on the lake. For an unforgettable adventure for the whole family, head to The Siberian Outpost, where you can experience the thrill of a dog sled ride.

A Comfortable, Centrally Located Condo in Sun Valley, Idaho

For families who love to ski, Sun Valley, Idaho is one of the more affordable ski destinations in the U.S. This 2-bedroom Comfortable Family Condo Near Pool & Hot Tub is located in the Bonne Vie condo in Elkhorn and sleeps eight, including a loft room for kids to revel in. It’s also steps from a hot tub where you can relax after a tiring day on the mountain.

Dollar Mountain is only a mile away from the condo, where you’ll find gentle terrain ideal for kids or beginners, while Bald Mountain is a just few more minutes drive. Excellent ski programs are available for ages three and up, and they even offer night skiing. Regular free buses will take you where you need to go.

In this area, a staggering array of adventures are on offer – both on and off the mountain. Thrill-seekers can try snow biking or explore the backcountry on a snowmobile. The Gallery Walk that takes you past newly installed art through the snow-covered street is popular with both locals and tourists.

All sorts of festive events bring the holiday cheer to you, including tree lightings, holiday markets, and concerts. Families can gather to watch the spectacular winter wonderland ice show and torch parade on Christmas Eve, which culminates in fireworks. The celebrations continue on New Year’s Eve at the annual Bubbly Bash. It’s also worth jumping on the gondola and heading up to the Roundhouse for dinner one evening.

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