Readers' Choice: Vote now for your holiday favorites

Which nominees bring you the most holiday cheer?

By 10Best Editors,

Halloween has come and gone, and chances are that Christmas decorations are front and center at your nearest Target. Whether you're toe-tapping to holiday tunes on Spotify or mourning the end of summer, the holidays are upon us.

To celebrate the season, 10Best is out to find the most holly, jolly holiday experiences in North America – parades, theme park events, skating rinks, department stores, zoo lights and places to ring in 2018.

Help us choose the winners by voting for your favorites once per day until polls close on Monday, December 4 at noon ET. The 10 best winners in each category will be announced on Friday, December 8.

Click on each category below to vote:

Best Ice Skating Rink

Where do you like to hit the ice? — Photo courtesy of iStock / svetikd

Throughout North America, the winter season offers the opportunity for travelers to swap flip-flops for ice skates and glide across the frozen water. These 20 nominees span the continent, from the Rocky Mountains of Canada and Colorado to the Big Apple to the California beachfront. Which is your favorite?

Vote: Best Ice Skating Rink

Best Zoo Lights

These 20 zoos light up the holiday nights — Photo courtesy of iStock / valentinrussanov

Each winter, zoos across the U.S. get into the holiday spirit. Once the sun sets and the animals go to bed, these 20 zoos celebrate the season with some of the best light displays around. 

Vote: Best Zoo Lights

Best Holiday Parade

Bundle up and grab a spot for these top holiday events — Photo courtesy of iStock / digidreamgrafix

These 20 holiday parades, nominated by the 10Best editors as the best in the U.S., bring holiday cheer in the form of festive floats, dancing elves, Santa and his sleigh and millions of twinkling lights. Which holiday parade do you look forward to the most?

Vote: Best Holiday Parade

Best Department Store

Which department store offers the best one-stop holiday shopping? — Photo courtesy of iStock / outline205

Thanks to a wide variety of products, a good department store takes some of the stress out of the holidays by offering one-stop shopping for just about everyone on your holiday gift list.

Vote: Best Department Store

Best Theme Park Holiday Event

These theme parks know how to throw a holiday party! — Photo courtesy of LEGOLAND California

These 20 American theme parks pull out all the stops as they deck their halls – and attractions – for the holidays. Winter visitors enjoy parades, seasonal live entertainment, visits with Santa and plenty of holiday cheer. 

Vote: Best Theme Park Holiday Event

Best Place to Ring in the New Year

Bid farewell to 2017 with a bang — Photo courtesy of iStock / AleksandarNakic

Gather up your friends and family and head to one of these 20 American cities to ring in 2018 with ball drops, fireworks shows and all-night parties. Which New Year's Eve destination is at the top of your list? 

Vote: Best Place to Ring in the New Year

Remember, you can vote once per day in each category and voting ends on Monday, December 4 at noon ET. Happy holidays!