Poshbrood and Ciao Bambino Uncover Family Travel Celebrations for Holiday Explorers

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Luxury family travel experts Poshbrood and Ciao Bambino round up incredible holiday celebrations for families at top hotels around the world.

Santa's floating sled in the Great Barrier Reef. Photo by Anne Abouchar

Luxury hotels are making holiday magic for families across the globe.

Hotels deliver top-notch service to travelers of all sizes! Luxury family travel experts Poshbrood and Ciao Bambino have researched and vetted the best of the best hotels from across the globe who are catering to not only the adults this holiday season, but to the little ones in every brood.    

From seaside skating in North America to landing in the Caribbean to design a custom pair of TOMS Shoes, to a trek across the globe to the Philippines to enjoy Dr. Seuss winter wonderland story time, luxury hotels are making holiday magic for families.

Whatever the time of year or holiday to celebrate – Poshbrood and Ciao Bambino have their ear to the ground and your children’s imaginations in mind.

Spot Santa on the ocean in the Great Barrier Reef
Kids will delight in knowing Santa has found where to drop their presents while on vacation – they can spot him on his “floating sled”! The 210-room Hayman Resort in the Great Barrier Reef has Santa arrive Christmas morning via his “floating sled” with his trusty elves to deliver Christmas presents to all children at the resort.

Become a fashion designer or legendary DJ in the BVIs
The Viceroy in Anguilla helps children design and personalize their own pair of TOMS shoes for the holidays. After they design their new kicks, they can wear them to learn the ins and outs of becoming a DJ with lessons from the resident DJ at this incredible resort boasting a long list of activities to add to an Anguillan holiday.

Seaside Ice Skating in Sunny San Diego at the Hotel Del Coronado
Experience luxury with a holiday twist at the 680-room Hotel Del Coronado this “California Winter” as they transform their oceanfront Windsor Lawn into a spectacular ice rink with skating sessions offered daily.

Movie Buffs delight in “A Christmas Story” at the Tides Inn
Put on matching jammies, pour a complimentary hot cocoa, and sit back as the incredible staff at the 106-room Tides Inn in Irvington, Virginia, helps kids cook up as many s’mores as their little hearts desire while watching the ever-favorite movie: “A Christmas Story”.

Gift making and giving (for parents!) in Italy
L’Albereta, an enchanting 57-room hotel off the beaten track just a few minutes from Lake Iseo, is the ideal location this holiday for enjoying homemade presents from children. The resorts’ activities for kids include creating snowflakes, watching Christmas movies, and the piece d’resistance – making gifts for parents.

Ring in the New Year as a Mad Hatter in Sunny Isles Beach
Children can ring in 2013 at the intimate, 98-room, beachfront luxury Acqualina Hotel in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. The “Mad Hatter New Year’s Eve Bash” includes dinner, personalized wacky hats, music, games, party favors and more.

Dr. Seuss’s winter wonderland excites children in the Philippines
The always-elegant Peninsula does not disappoint this season at their 468-room property in Manila, Philippines. The smallest guests will be enchanted as the lobby is transformed into a winter wonderland where Dr. Seuss story time sessions are frequent throughout the holidays.

Tea Time with Santa at The Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena
Little ones can combine teatime and Santa Claus with a “Teddy Bear Tea”. Enjoy a puppet show, story time by Santa and his helpers, and festive treats at the legendary, 380-room, Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, California. Added bonus: bring an unwrapped packaged gift for donation to children in need.

Children’s own holiday playground in the mountains of Switzerland
Children are entertained by Bori, the The Beau-Rivage Palace mascot at this historical, and luxurious, 168-room hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland. Bori will entertain the smallest guests with a petting zoo, face painting, ice skating, and will even teach flower arranging to young creatives – all while parents sit back and relax in the chalet sipping mulled wine.

Children welcome visits from the REAL Santa Claus in the Rocky Mountains
Little ones staying at the Montage in Deer Valley can expect a visit from the one and only Kris Kringle at any point during their stay this holiday season at the 154-room mountain getaway. Families can arrange The Big Guy to come to their room to read children a bedtime story and enjoy milk and cookies together before tuck in.

Indoor wonderland awaits little guests in the City of Lights
With the Salon Anglais completely transformed into a winter wonderland at the exquisite Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris, France, even the smallest Fashionista will have a hard time leaving the glistening indoor snow and teatime with Santa.


About Poshbrood: Poshbrood is a free, curated catalog of Mom-tested and Poshbrood-approved upscale hotels, resorts, inns, cottages and villas. Founded by Huffington Post and Peter Greenberg travel writer and mom of three, Elizabeth Thorp, Poshbrood has received many awards including: Red Tricycle’s 2012 “Totally Awesome Award” for best family travel website and Babble’s Top 25 Family Travel Blogs for 2011 and 2012. Poshbrood is a full-service travel agency, focusing on luxury family travel and multi-generational travel. Poshbrood is an affiliate of SmartFlyer, a Virtuoso agency. Follow Poshbrood on Twitter @Poshbrood and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/poshbrood

Ciao Bambino! Inc. is a leading family travel brand and publisher of a global travel planning resource for families. Their award-winning guide features best-in-class hotel reviews and a comprehensive family travel blog offering tips, news, and narratives related to traveling with kids of all ages. CiaoBambino.com is the only dedicated family travel resource offering an online booking service for readers who are able to make requests directly from the site to over 300 parent-approved hotels, resorts, and villas for best available pricing. Ciao Bambino specializes in reviewing kid-friendly luxury hotels. Follow Ciao Bambino on Twitter @CiaoBambino and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ciaobambino.

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