10 Best Travel-Worthy November Events

  • Copenhagen Christmas Markets
  • Buenos Aires Jazz Festival
  • Christmas on Las Olas in Fort Lauderdale
  • Nashville Country Christmas
  • Christkindlmarket Chicago
  • Great Dickens Christmas Fair in San Francisco
  • Munich for Christkindlmarkt
  • New York for Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting
  • Day of the Dead

    Acapulco Day of the Dead

    November marks the beginning of the holiday season, and many of the world's premier events in November revolve around Christmas traditions. Not so in Acapulco. The beginning of November means Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, in Mexico, and if you're relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Acapulco during the three-day event, you're sure to see lots of sugar skulls, candles and painted faces around town.

    Photo courtesy of Eneas De Troya

  • Tivoli Christmas

    Copenhagen Christmas Markets

    November 16-December 31
    If you can brave the cold of a Copenhagen winter, you'll be rewarded with one of the most stunning displays of Christmas lights around at Christmas in Tivoli. Stroll through a Nordic village and visit Father Christmas. Get a jump start on your holiday shopping at the 50 stalls or snuggle up for a ride on the Christmas Express.

    Photo courtesy of Vanessa

  • Buenos Aires Jazz Festival

    Buenos Aires Jazz Festival

    November 21-26
    November marks the start of summer in Argentina, and what better way to celebrate the return of warm weather than with six days of fabulous jazz tunes. Each year, the Buenos Aires Jazz Festival showcases international musicians who've never performed in Argentina before.

    Photo courtesy of Buenos Aires Jazz

  • Christmas on Las Olas

    Christmas on Las Olas in Fort Lauderdale

    November 27
    While it may not feel like Christmas in Fort Lauderdale in November, it'll at least look like it when you attend Christmas on Las Olas. The city pulls out all the stops, with sledding and ice skating, visits with Santa Claus, Christmas caroling and plenty of holiday snacks and beverages.

    Photo courtesy of Christmas on Las Olas

  • Nashville Country Christmas

    Nashville Country Christmas

    November 16-January 1

    Each year, the Gaylord Opryland Resort throws up more than two million lights and pulls out the horse-drawn carriages for Nashville Country Christmas. In 2012, two million pounds of ice will be transformed into a Shrek-themed interactive attraction, and the Radio City Rockettes – and more importantly their legs – will be making an appearance.

    Photo courtesy of Gaylord Opryland

  • Christkindlmarket Chicago

    Christkindlmarket Chicago

    November 20-December 24
    You don't have to fly all the way to Europe to experience a November Christmas market. Chicago has you covered with the annual open-air Christkindlmarket. Inspired by the Nuremberg market, the Chicago market has maintained many German Christmas traditions, including German Christmas carols and treats, like schnitzel and Currywurst.

    Photo courtesy of Brian & Jaclyn Drum

  • Great Dickens Christmas Fair

    Great Dickens Christmas Fair in San Francisco

    November 23-December 23
    Thanks to A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens has become nearly as symbolic of Christmas as St. Nick himself. In San Francisco, you can get in the spirit of a Dickens-style Victorian Christmas at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair. The San Francisco Cow Palace Exhibition Halls transform into Victorian London, where you can shop while sipping on a hot toddy or catch a live stage show.

    Photo courtesy of Tim Wayne

  • Christkindlmarkt Munich

    Munich for Christkindlmarkt

    November 25-December 24
    Germany reigns supreme when it comes to Christmas markets, and the combination of holiday spirit and Bavarian charm is hard to beat. Munich's most famous market, Christkindl, houses stalls selling everything from mulled wine and spiced cakes to holiday crafts.

    Photo courtesy of siegertmarc

  • Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

    New York for Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

    November 28
    In the United States, the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree in New York is one of the most recognizable holiday displays. A giant crane hoists the tree into position in early November, and it gets bedecked with more than 30,000 twinkling lights and a Swarovski star. Each year tens of thousands of people crowd into Rockefeller Center to watch the tree light up for the first time. Will you be there in 2012?

    Photo courtesy of petercruise


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