‘Tis the season to deck the halls at home... and hotels, too! Many resorts go all out for the holidays, decorating public spaces and even rooms with twinkling lights and trees, organizing visits from Santa Claus and more. These are 10 of our favorite places to get into the holiday spirit.

Written by Lissa Poirot

The Westin St. Francis

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891 Family Reviews
Located in San Francisco's Union Square, The Westin St. Francis overlooks the city's iconic ice rink and festive tree; however, it's what's inside the hotel that brings the onlookers: a giant sugar tree! The St. Francis Sugar Tree stands 12 feet tall and features a new theme each year. The attraction is open to the public and includes complimentary cookies and coffee in the lobby.

Package: The hotel offers several packages, including one that covers overnight parking and deluxe accommodations.

The Roosevelt

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482 Family Reviews
The Roosevelt - A Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New Orleans is amazing, especially during the holidays. The lobby is filled with white birch and fir trees that climb to the ceiling, and is bedecked in thousands of white lights. Named after President Theodore Roosevelt, whom also inspired the name "teddy bear," The Roosevelt features teddy bears in the seasonal fun. The Crescent City Ballroom is transformed into Santa Claus' Workshop, where kids enjoy tea and hot chocolate and parents sip on complimentary Champagne. Kids also receive commemorative teddy bears, along with entertainment and visits and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

If you happen to visit on Dec. 2, 2014, you'll also enjoy the hotel's annual Lobby Lighting Ceremony.

Package: The Roosevelt doesn't offer a specific package for the holidays, though there's a Family Fun Package with breakfast and Wi-Fi included.

Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

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854 Family Reviews
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City doesn't need glitz and glamour during the holidays -- it's naturally beautiful, yet cozy in the winter months. Still, it offers fantastic light displays, visits with Santa, and themed workshops, such as cooking classes.

Package: Start Christmas in November -- that's the name of the package -- with deluxe accommodations, discounted parking, and a $10 credit at Starbucks. The package is available Nov. 1 to Dec. 18, 2015.

Lake Lanier Islands Resort

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Just getting to Lake Lanier Islands Resort (near Atlanta) is a treat when driving through the 7-mile Magical Nights of Lights, held late-November through December. Families delight at leaping reindeer, elves, candy canes, characters and holiday scenes, and when the tour ends, more fun awaits at a Holiday Village, where Santa Claus offers photos with kids. The village also features a bonfire for roasting marshmallows, pony rides, a petting zoo, an ice skating rink, carnival rides and games and a holiday store.

Added in 2014, families will also find SnowWorld, with 13 sledding lanes, five slides, four snow play areas and more!

Package: TBA

Mirror Lake Inn

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236 Family Reviews
As guests pull up to Mirror Lake Inn, located in Lake Placid, New York, they're greeted by a winter wonderland, complete with 70 lit trees and 300,000 twinkling lights. Inside, more Christmas trees -- including one made entirely of poinsettias -- are found, and real Christmas trees are placed in guestrooms (upon request).

Mirror Lake Inn also uses its picturesque location to provide holiday fun outside. Skate on the frozen Mirror Lake and receive free hot chocolate at the cafe, enjoy a winter bonfire with marshmallows, ride the Toboggan Chute or a horse-drawn sleigh ride, receive a visit from Santa with milk and cookies and turndown services, and take part in the town's Holiday Village Stroll, Dec. 12 to 14, 2014.

Package: The inn features a Holiday Village Stroll Package that includes accommodations for a family of four, breakfast, $50 in holiday shopping dollars, holiday story time, crafts, and breakfast with Santa. The package is available Dec. 11 to 13, 2015.

Gaylord National

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688 Family Reviews
Not to be outdone by its southern sister, the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington D.C. offers Christmas on the Potomac, with two-million dazzling lights, an indoor snowfall and dancing fountains. It also features ICE!, a massive exhibit of carved creations, and this year's theme is "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town." New for 2015, there's also a Gingerbread Decorating Corner, an Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt, and The Frostbite Factory, a live ice-carving station.

Additionally, there's a Christmassy Dreamworks Experience (available until Dec. 31, 2015) that includes brunch with characters from "Shrek," "Kung Fu Panda" and "Madagascar," as well as gingerbread decorating with Gingy.

Christmas on the Potomac takes place Nov. 21, 2015 to Jan. 3, 2016.

Package: Try the ICE! Is Nice Package, with overnight accommodations and unlimited entry to ICE! The package is available Nov. 21, 2015 to Jan. 3, 2016.

Disney's Grand Floridian, Orlando

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2241 Family Reviews
You didn't think Disney World would ignore the holiday season, did you? Not only does it become more magical during the holidays (think snow falling on Main Street!), but the Disney World Resorts also get a holiday transformation. One of the best is Disney's Grand Floridian, where a life-sized gingerbread house greets guests in the lobby. The house is so large that it features a bakery selling all things gingerbread. There's also a giant tree, and, get this -- an orchestra performs in the lobby nightly!

Package: Consider a Magic Your Way Vacation Package for six nights and seven days -- rates start at $80 per person, per day, and include tickets to all the parks. You can't miss Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party!

The Sheraton Princess Kaiulani, Oahu

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898 Family Reviews
Even if you decide to hit the tropics during the holiday season, the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani in Oahu will get you in the spirit with Santa's German Gingerbread Village, an annual tradition. The hotel lobby is transformed into a village of sweet treats, with a giant Alpine Village. The hotel's chefs use more than 200 pounds of chocolate, 200-some gallons of icing and 80 sheets of gingerbread to create the masterful cookie town, which also features twinkling lights.

Package: The hotel has an Ocean Promotion with 30 percent off rates and breakfast for two (kids ages 12 and under eat free).

The Omni Grove Park Inn

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864 Family Reviews
The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville offers a renowned National Gingerbread House Competition annually, showcasing the country's most artistic sugar-and-spice creations. Between Nov. 18, 2015 and Jan. 3, 2016, the mountain resort's halls are overrun with holiday-inspired gingerbread themes, set amongst 80 decorated trees and a giant sleigh. Guests of the resort can view the displays daily, while visitors can see them Sunday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free, but a $10 parking fee (per car) applies.

Package: The hotel is offering several holiday promotions, including a Gingerbread Holiday Package with a breakfast buffet (daily, per person), gingerbread cookie voucher (daily, per person) and overnight parking (valet or garage). It's available Nov. 15 to Dec. 29, 2015.

Gaylord Opryland Hotel

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1783 Family Reviews
Head to Music City's Gaylord Opryland Hotel, where you'll witness a Country Christmas like no other. This year's event takes place Nov. 20, 2015 through Jan. 2, 2016, and features ICE!, with more than two-million pounds of carved creations and themes inspired by "The Nutcracker"; a "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" stage show; and a new Christmas dinner show.

Additionally, there's a Christmassy Dreamworks Experience, in which kids can meet Shrek, Princess Fiona and the gang for a ShrekFeast (held through Dec. 31, 2015) and decorate gingerbread with Gingy.

Package: Garylord Opryland Hotel has a Christmas Memories Package that includes accommodations and tickets to ICE! It's available Nov. 20, 2015 to Jan. 2, 2016.

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Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac Reviews
mari - Jul 30th, 2009

We loved staying here! We arrived in the middle of the night and our reservations for a mid level room with a river view were gone so they upgraded us to a corner suite with a turret with a river view. My little girl who was 4 thought she was a pri... read more
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Tmilestone - Jun 11th, 2014

Our room was outdated, the carpet looked like it was from a 70s show, the meals at both windows and bullfrogs were ok but they were ridiculously expensive. ... read more
torq - Oct 13th, 2013

I've always loved the water park here. So when my brother-in-law scheduled his wedding at Lake Lanier Islands, I was happy to book lodging within the park. We stayed in a lake house cabin at the wedding discount of $355/night (roughly half the normal... read more
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jessicalin - Feb 20th, 2015

My husband had a conference at the Gaylord National resort. Reading online it looks like a great place for a family to go. While the atrium was beautiful which my girls loved, there was MUCH that did not go well for us. First off when we arrived I fe... read more
cherylb - Aug 18th, 2014

We have visted the Gaylord National for the past few years to stay and enjoy their holiday activities - especially the ICE! show. The kids love it. We always get a balcony room so we can watch the light show and the fountains from our room at night... read more
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Blessed2beaMom - May 30th, 2014

I would like share our family's experience at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort. Disney is known as a magical place for all ages, but I have to say my experience was above and beyond anything I expected. Shortly after arriving at the resort I went to t... read more
Txtraveler - May 13th, 2014

Stayed last year at the Grand Floridian. Plenty of dining options, with some great on site restaurants. Location on the monorail is a huge plus. My daughter loved the lobby, with the band playing and the inlays of Disney characters on the floor. We ... read more
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bambi - Feb 20th, 2016

Lovely hotel in a good position near the shops, restaurants and beach. They come to you on the beach with cold drinks and fruit as part of the package which was most welcome. Very friendly staff and everything kept wonderfully clean. Did not eat at t... read more
jenilyn - Feb 20th, 2013

This hotel has the greatest location! Shopping is right out the door, back and front! More shopping on the sides! But the rooms are very small and outdated. The wheelchair-accessible room we reserved was accessible, except that a minor modificati... read more
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Gina P - Jan 24th, 2016

I would give a gazillion ⭐️ if I could. "5 star" just doesn't do it justice. We stayed there for our daughter's birthday and everything was amazing. The staff are very friendly, welcoming and don't miss a beat. They blew our socks off. By the tim... read more
Bigearl3 - Dec 24th, 2015

Hugely expensive. What was quoted on the phone and reality were night and day. Parking was $24/day plus tax. Service charge was $18/day plus tax. Room rates were quoted at $178 but $30 additional of tax on top was a surprise. The rooms are average at... read more
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