During the holidays, it is nice to go out and experience the magic of many different destinations. While you could easily hop onto a plane and fly to one specific area, you may want to consider something a little different this year.

There are plenty of unique scenic drives that will take you through some of the most Christmassy parts of the world. Before you hop into the car though, you must put on some comfy warm clothes and a pair of warm boots, just in case you run into some snow. Of course, you can do shorts and a t-shirt if you happen to be driving around warmer climates. However, do not forget to bring the snacks and drinks. Cookies and hot cocoa are always winners when it comes to driving along winter wonderlands!

Experience Christmas Everywhere Along These Scenic Drives

Christmas Light Trip Through Pennsylvania

There are so many different places to see along this route that begins in Kennett Square and ends in Nottingham. You can personalize this trip to fit your needs, but along the way, expect to see Longwood Gardens, Lights in the Parkway, the Lehigh Valley Zoo Winter Light Spectacular, Candy Cane Lane, Hershey Sweet Lights, Koziar’s Christmas Village, and much more. Most of these areas are open throughout the month of December, but a few open up for your enjoyment during the month of November.

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Route 100 in Vermont

You may not constantly see Christmas lights when you are following along Route 100 in Vermont, but you will discover charming small towns and many unique attractions. Stop in Stowe for a little skiing and don’t forget to wander over to the Trapp Family Lodge, especially if you are a fan of The Sound of Music. There is so much to do in this area of the country and you will be constantly reminded of how peaceful and calm the world can truly be.

Christmas in Georgia

Christmas is everywhere in Georgia, especially if you know where to look! You can begin at Rock City Gardens before driving over to Callaway Gardens or the Stone Mountain Christmas festivities at Stone Mountain. The Atlanta Botanical Garden can be next on your list, but don’t forget about Guido Gardens or The Rock Ranch.

These are only three of the many different scenic drives you can take this holiday season. Do not overthink these drives, just hop into the car with your hot cocoa and cookies and see the beauty that surrounds you!


And if you’re more into snowy destinations this Christmas be sure to read our article about the best places to experience a classic Snowy Christmas.