6. Why New York City
While we're talking big cities, we should offer the East Coast alternative to San Francisco, New York City. A trip to the Big Apple during Christmastime promises plenty of jaw-dropping holiday decorations, as well as the potential for real snow, which will definitely put everyone in the holiday spirit, (assuming it doesn't affect your flights or ground transportation). From the light displays at Rockefeller Center to iconic shopping options and entertainment galore, you'll have plenty to keep your whole family busy.