ADMIRE THE NORTHERN LIGHTS IN MONTANA’S COUNTRYSIDE
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