Located only 20 minutes from Fairbanks, Alaska, is the North Pole. What could be more festive than visiting the home of Santa Claus? The city boasts year-round merriment, but things kick into overdrive in winter, when they host Christmas in Ice, a dazzling display of ice sculptures located right beside the famous Santa Claus house. Families can also visit the world-renowned post office that receives thousands of letters to Santa every year and see the world's largest Santa Claus statue.
Photo courtesy of Santa Claus House and ExploreFairbanks.com