‘Tis the Season! Celebrate the holiday spirit on one of our spectacular seasonal celebration tours! The holidays are the perfect time to gather friends and family to discover new destinations and unique traditions around the country. We have several fantastic tours to choose from and have picked some of our favorite highlights to reveal what you can expect from each group guided tour. A Holiday Pops! with Leslie Odom Jr. A highlight on our A Capital Christmas tour is the NSO Holiday Pops! Concert. This annual concert is held at the festively decorated John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts located on the banks of the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. Feel the spirit of the season with innovative renditions of seasonal singalongs and classic tunes with the 96-member National Symphony Orchestra and The Choral Arts Society of Washington. This year’s feature performer is Leslie Odom, Jr., who sang America the Beautiful at the 2018 Super Bowl™ and earned a Tony® award for his role in the smash-hit Broadway musical Hamilton. The Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium Join us for a performance of the country’s longest-running radio show, the Grand Ole Opry at its former home, “the Mother Church of Country Music,” The Ryman Auditorium. Available on our Nashville Country Christmas and Nashville Holiday Extravaganza tours, Nashville’s critically acclaimed venue is nearly 100 years old and has been heralded one of the best performance halls in The South and the birthplace of Bluegrass. Legendary performances at the Ryman Auditorium helped launch the careers of countless stars including Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn, Hank Williams, and Patsy Cline. This magical night in Music City is sure to delight. Radio City Hall Christmas Spectacular featuring the Rockettes Take in a performance of The Radio City Christmas Spectacular® starring the world famous Radio City Rockettes® on our New York City at Christmastime tour. Debuting in 1933, this event is both brilliantly grand and genuinely moving; a glittering combination of old favorite songs and new delights. Enjoy the flawless precision of 140 people while they sing and dance in the legendary Parade of the Wooden Soldiers. Experience Santa’s magical ride to the North Pole, where life-size ragdolls come to life, and marvel at the reenactment of the first Christmas as the Living Nativity unfolds before us. The Biltmore Estate candlelight tour The Biltmore Estate is home to the largest house in the United States, built in 1895 and featuring 250 rooms in the style of a French Renaissance chateau. Enjoy an audio tour of the fascinating residence, then after dinner on site, return for an evening candlelight tour with more than 70 intricately decorated trees, thousands of lights, extravagant decorations, and live choral music. Feel the enchantment of this incredible estate on our Smoky Mountain Christmas tour. Another tour in Appalachia, Kentucky & the Smokies, also explores the Biltmore mansion but does not include the candlelight tour as departures occur before the holiday season. The Pasadena Rose Parade Celebrate Christmas in July by treating yourself to the Pasadena Rose Parade this New Year! Popular for its iconic floral floats, marching bands, and equestrian units, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, better known as the Pasadena Rose Parade, will be in its 131st year on January 1, 2020. There is no need to fight for a good view of the floats with Holiday Vacations – our six day Pasadena Rose Parade includes reserved grandstand seating, a souvenir Tournament of Roses seat cushion, program, and pin. Even better, we invite you to join us for a 15-day Panama Canal Cruise on the Emerald Princess that immediately follows our time in California with ports of call in Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, and Colombia. Now that’s how you kick off the new year!