Hankering for a white Christmas? Head to a northern hemisphere ski resort where it’s guaranteed. In the US, Aspen’s 12 Days of Aspen program (until December 31) includes everything from hot chocolate and cookies with Santa’s elves in Cooper Avenue Mall to Victorian carollers singing in Hotel Jerome’s lobby.
Aspen’s Wheeler Opera House hosts Christmas Day shows (two performances of a satirical musical revue).
At Whistler Blackcomb resort in Canada’s British Columbia, hear traditional carols and choral music at the annual Christmas Eve carol service at The Westin Resort & Spa. Take a horsedrawn sleigh ride on Blackcomb