Your little snow bunny doesn’t get the winter blues. Instead, he’s all about making the most of the season’s white-stuff bounty. We couldn’t agree more! That’s why we’ve rounded up the coolest winter fests the country has to offer so you can get your snow, sled, ski and polar plunge fixes in all season long. Flip through to find a winter wonderland celebration near you!

Newport Winter Festival – Newport, Ri – 2018 dates TBD

Choices like a live jazz jam for kids, princess parties, and an illuminated garden put the Newport Winter Festival in our top picks for family-friendly winter travel destinations. While Festival Day at Easton’s Beach is an annual tradition, it’s the kiddie film screenings and seemingly endless town-wide craft stations that seal the deal. Yup, this is a festival worth visiting.

Travel Tip: Consider dropping coin for a festival bracelet—you’ll get sweet shopping and dining deals at local Newport businesses.


photo: Newport Winter Festival’s Facebook

Do you have a favorite winter festival to share with us? Which one do you want to visit? Let us know in the Comments below!

— Allison Sutcliffe & Gabby Cullen