World Travel Magazine - - Inspire Me Christmas With A Twist -

Ice­land isn’t the only place to catch the spell­bind­ing North­ern Lights. Give the throngs of tourists the slip and head to the hid­den gem of Mon­tana, which boasts sprawls of snow-capped peaks and alpine trails dur­ing the win­ter, and is also a prime spot to catch the au­rora at Christ­mas­time.

The Glacier Na­tional Park spans over a thou­sand kilo­me­tres across Mon­tana’s sweep­ing moun­tain ranges and rivers. Its near­est town, White­fish, holds the ti­tle as one of the most scenic towns in the state – and dur­ing Christ­mas time is when its charms are on full dis­play. The town’s an­nual tree light­ing cer­e­mony brings hand­bell choirs and carol­ers onto the merry streets, along­side fire per­form­ers and other fes­tive-themed booths.

Nu­mer­ous hol­i­day re­sorts in White­fish of­fer trav­ellers the chance to stay in a wide ar­ray of lodg­ings, rang­ing from de­light­ful cab­ins to pala­tial chalets that of­fer un­par­al­leled views of the moun­tain range. No mat­ter your choice of ho­tel, one thing is as­sured in your coun­try-style Christ­mas: the balm of a sear­ing fire­place to wel­come you home af­ter a long day out in the snow.

A view of the north­ern lights from Mon­tana’s Glacier Na­tional Park

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