Halloween has come and gone, and that means the holiday season is just around the corner. As we prepare for “the most wonderful time of the year,” we’re looking for America’s best seasonal holiday attractions and activities – light shows, holiday markets, festive hotels, holiday parades, theme park events and holiday home tours – and we need your help selecting the best.
Vote for your favorites once per day until voting ends on Monday, December 6 at noon ET. The 10 winners in each category will be announced on Friday, December 17th, just in time for Christmas.
Click on each category below to vote.
Best Botanical Garden Holiday Lights
Celebrate the holidays with bright lights and festive flowers at these botanical gardens — Photo courtesy of Nicola Colombo // Getty Images
Throughout the holiday season, spectacular light shows brighten up botanical gardens across North America. Instead of spring flowers, visitors find twinkling holiday lights, often accompanied by a range of other festivities. Which botanical garden puts on the best seasonal lights show?
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Best Holiday Historic Home Tour
These holiday home tours will get you in the holiday spirit — Photo courtesy of Liliboas // Getty Images
Ever wondered how George Washington spent his holidays or how Elvis “decked the halls?” These historic houses – hand-picked by 10Best contributors from around the country – pull out all the stops for their holiday tours.
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Best Holiday Market
Find unique gift ideas at these holiday markets — Photo courtesy of M_a_y_a // Getty Images
You don’t need to fly to Munich to have a traditional Christmas market experience. Although these markets are traditionally thought of as being a European tradition, immigrants have brought them to North America. Today, cities and towns across the country host holiday markets inspired by those of Germany, complete with traditional food, music and holiday treats.
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Best Holiday Parade
Get in the holiday spirit at these festive and fun parades — Photo courtesy of Eric Fuentes // Getty Images
Holiday parades across the continent, like these 20 nominated by 10Best editors and contributors, bring holiday cheer in the form of festive floats, dancing elves, Santa and his sleigh and millions of twinkling lights. Which holiday parade do you look forward to the most?
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Best Hotel for the Holidays
If you can’t be home for the holidays, the next best thing is a festive hotel — Photo courtesy of dlewis33 // Getty Images
If you can’t go home for the holidays, the next best thing is to visit a festive hotel. These 20 hotels, nominated for best hotel for the holidays, deck their halls and crank up the holiday cheer to a whole new level. Which is your favorite hotel for the holidays?
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Best Public Holiday Lights Display
Take a stroll through these jolly holiday light displays — Photo courtesy of WongJeremy // Getty Images
For many people, the holiday season isn’t complete without at least one night spent driving around looking at the colorful lights. Our contributors and editors combed the nation for the 20 best, brightest and most beautiful holiday light shows put on by neighborhoods, cities and parks, and now it’s your turn to help us select the Best Public Holiday Lights Display.
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Best Theme Park Holiday Event
What are the best theme parks to visit during the holidays? — Photo courtesy of Serge_Bertasius // Getty Images
These 20 American theme parks don’t hold back when they deck their halls – and attractions – for the holidays. Winter visitors enjoy parades, seasonal live entertainment, visits with Santa and plenty of holiday cheer.
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Best Zoo Lights
These zoos go all out for the holidays — Photo courtesy of gun75 // Getty Images
Each winter, zoos across the country get into the holiday spirit with their own festive displays. Once the sun sets and the animals go to bed, these 20 U.S. zoos celebrate the season with some incredible lights displays. Which zoo hosts your favorite event?
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Remember, you can vote once per day in each category. The 10 nominees with the most votes in each category will be announced on 10Best.com on Friday, December 16.