California Christmas Vacation

California

There's Something for Everyone in a California Christmas

California Christmas vacations are the stuff of children's dreams. Whether you're carving fresh powder at Sugar Bowl ski resort or enjoying rides and fireworks at Disneyland, the state offers any kind celebration you might hope for. Take the kids to sit on Santa's knee at Legoland, stroll through an illuminated Eden in San Diego, or explore the giant gingerbread city at Lake Tahoe.

Where to See California's Best Holiday Lights

Whereas California doesn't usually see snow at Christmas, it makes up for this absence with its festive displays. Stop in at the following places to see the state's best lights.

Best Places to Stay for Christmas in California

Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles County, California
from $262
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4.0
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House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Joshua Tree, San Bernardino County, California
from $98
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4.9
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Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo County, California
from $100
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4.8
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The Best Christmas Getaways for Families in California

You'll be greeted with a diverse itinerary when you travel to California for the holidays. Look forward to amusement parks, scavenger hunts, and visits with Santa.

Recommended Accommodations for California Christmas

House ∙ 5 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Joshua Tree, San Bernardino County, California
from $98
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4.8
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House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Wrightwood, San Bernardino County, California
from $130
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4.8
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House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Truckee, Nevada County, California
from $179
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4.3
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California's Best Christmas Ski Destinations

Head to California for the holidays and hit the slopes. Look forward to swishing down the slopes during the day and sipping warm drinks by the fire in the evening.

Top Offers for Christmas in California

House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Crescent City, Del Norte County, California
from $81
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4.7
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House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Crestline, San Bernardino County, California
from $69
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4.7
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Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara County, California
from $224
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4.7
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Average Nightly Rental Prices in California

Vacation Rental Availability in California