Midwest Winter Vacations Perfect for Families

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The Midwest transforms into a winter wonderland during this time of year, offering a picturesque setting for your holiday getaway. 

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There’s no shortage of winter activities, from charming small towns adorned with festive decorations to ski resorts and ice skating rinks.  

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Whether you’re seeking adventure on the slopes, cozy evenings by the fireplace, or simply the magic of a snowy landscape, the Midwest has it all. 

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In December, you can visit the Bentleyville Tour of Lights. If you’re a winter sports lover, then Duluth is perfect. Spirit Mountain and Lutsen Mountain ski resorts are open and buzzing this season.

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Duluth, Minnesota

Marquette is located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, which gets a massive amount of snow yearly. The best place for skiing and snowboarding is the Marquette Mountain Resort.

Marquette, Michigan

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For the holidays, Minneapolis goes all out. Events are happening all December, from the GLOW Holiday Light Festival to the European Christmas Market.

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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This beautiful town is known as the ‘Live Entertainment Capitol of the World’ because of the many shows and performances around the city. Including dinner shows and shows specific to Christmas.

Branson, Missouri

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The best place for ice skating is McCormick Tribune Ice Rink. Watch the official tree lighting in Chicago for holiday celebrations and visit the Christkindlmarket in December.

Chicago, Illinois

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