Celebrate the Holidays in the U.S. and Canada with the Best Festive Tours from Viator

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Viator Turns Holiday Lights, Sights and Nights into Memorable Experiences for Travelers and Locals


The days between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is a special time, highlighted by glowing lights, warm gatherings, and the libations and cuisine of the season. Viator, a TripAdvisor company and the leading resource for tours and activities worldwide, has a jubilant selection of holiday-themed tours and activities across the United States and Canada that are perfect for visitors or locals – really anyone who wants to explore the festive side of their city.

Las Vegas

Usher in the New Year in Sin City with the ultimate VIP party. Experience the hottest new attraction on the Strip with the Viator Exclusive: New Year's Eve on The High Roller at The LINQ – one of the largest observation wheels in the world. Snag the best, unobstructed views of the Vegas fireworks from one of four cabins guaranteed a top perch at midnight. The private party in the sky is limited to 25 passengers and includes open bar, Champagne toast (with souvenir Champagne flute), sweet treats, complimentary valet parking and a memory to last a lifetime.

New York City

Manhattan is a hub of holiday cheer. There are many ways for travelers and locals to experience the city with a special holiday flare including Christmas and New Year’s festivities. The Viator VIP: Rockefeller Center Ice Skating Experience and Top of the Rock Observation Deck brings together quintessential NYC holidays featuring a skate-lacing concierge, a world-class view and one of the world’s most iconic Christmas trees. Complementing the holiday classics like Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular and ice-skating in Central Park, Viator also features an innovation on the sightseeing scene – THE RIDE – whose family friendly Holiday Edition includes festive scenes acted out on the streets of New York. For a party you don’t have to plan, enjoy Christmas Eve Dinner with Lady Liberty during the Viator Exclusive: Luxury Christmas Eve Dinner Cruise or watch the ball drop in Times Square on New Year’s Eve from an exclusive executive party suite complete with dinner, dancing and no crowds.

San Francisco

Enjoy the charms unique to the City by the Bay and hop aboard an open-air vintage Mack fire engine to embark on a night filled with festive music and candy canes during the San Francisco Fire Engine Holiday Lights Tour. San Francisco’s festive nature is on display during the Holiday Lights Tour, with a magical ride in a classic 1970’s VW bus refurbished for comfort and fun with shag carpets, beaded curtains, and hand-painted murals. Welcome in 2016 with dinner, drinks and dancing along with views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and the Transamerica Pyramid during the New Years Eve Dinner Cruise on San Francisco Bay.


The Windy City is a welcoming city when it comes to the holiday season. Take in the German-style Christkindlmarket, the lights of State Street, seasonal craft beers and brownies at the Palmer House Hotel during the Chicago Holiday Stroll and Food Tour. It’s not a sleigh, but it’s certainly different: the Chicago Holiday Lights Tour by Segway glides by skaters in Millennium Park Ice Rink located below the city’s iconic silver ‘bean’ sculpture and along Michigan Avenue and the famous windows of Macy’s. To cap off the season, the Viator VIP: Exclusive Chicago New Year's Eve Luxury Dinner Cruise will glide revelers along Lake Michigan to enjoy an intimate dining, dancing and fireworks cruise experience.


The beautiful destinations across Canada provide a warm selection of experiences amid the chill of the winter. Visit Victoria Square, learn centuries old European holiday traditions and see beautifully adorned Santa Claus figurines before visiting Bonsecours Market during the Christmas Walking Tour in Old Montreal. Stroll from Petit-Champlain to the Christmas market at the Old Port while visiting eight local shops and restaurants to sample regional favorites during the Christmas in Quebec City Small Group Gourmet Food Tour. The Carol Ships Parade of Lights Festival brings the Vancouver harbor alive with the luminous colors of brightly decorated boats and is well enjoyed by locals and visitors alike during the Vancouver Holiday Dinner and Carols Cruise. A holiday adventure awaits with dazzling Christmas lights and decorations during the Winter Wonderland Adventure at Vancouver's Capilano Suspension Bridge.

Viator’s selection of holiday themed experiences in the U.S. and Canada also includes activities in Boston, Denver, Myrtle Beach, Newport, Orlando, San Diego, Seattle, and Washington, DC. For more information about holiday tours and activities, along with the latest Viator deals, promotions, contests and news, visit http://www.viator.com, and follow Viator on Facebook (ViatorTours) and Twitter (@ViatorTravel).

About Viator

Viator, a TripAdvisor company, is the leading global tours and activities provider for travelers, delivering online and mobile access to thousands of curated trip activities including tours, attractions, shore excursions and private guides, in more than 1,500 destinations worldwide. In-house travel experts work with trusted local operators to ensure the quality and value of every experience, all backed by Viator’s 24/7 customer service and global low-price guarantee. With more than 800,000 verified reviews plus exclusive videos and insider travel tips, Viator has everything a traveler needs to find and book the best things to do worldwide. In addition to the flagship site – Viator.com – travelers can book in advance or in-destination via the Viator Tours and Activities App, as well as local-language sites for European, Latin American and Asian travelers. Viator also provides tours and activities to more than 3,000 affiliate partners including some of the world’s top airlines, hotels and online travel agencies. Viator is headquartered in San Francisco with regional offices in Sydney, London and Las Vegas. Viator – travel with an insider.

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