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Most Popular Christmas Picks

Ready to spend Christmas somewhere awesome this year?  RedWeek members are booking these weeks like crazy, but luckily there are still lots of weeks available!  Here are the most-booked Christmas destinations on RedWeek:

Hawaii

By far the top location for Christmas-travel on RedWeek is Hawaii!  Members’ favorites are:

  1. Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club on Oahu – Christmas weeks still available from $321/night.
  2. Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club on Maui – Christmas weeks from $421/night. And don’t forget to check availability at the two other phases on the property – Lahaina Villas and the Napili Villas.
  3. Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas North on Maui – only a few Christmas weeks left starting at $386/night.  A few more weeks available at sister property, Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas.
  4. Marriott’s Waiohai Beach Club on Kauai – from $643/night
  5. The Point at Poipu on Kauai – from $386/night

See all Hawaii Christmas weeks »

 

Florida

  1. Wyndham Bonnet Creek in Greater Orlando – Christmas weeks from just $200/night
  2. Marriott’s BeachPlace Towers in Fort Lauderdale – weeks start at $164/night and most accept RedWeek Payments!
  3. Marriott’s Ocean Pointe in Palm Beach Shores – Christmas weeks start at $314/night
  4. Sheraton’s Vistana Villages in Orlando – Christmas weeks start at $114/night

See all Florida Christmas weeks »

 

The Caribbean

  1. Aruba Surf Club has more than double the bookings of the next most popular Caribbean resort.  Christmas weeks start at $400/night (and a couple of shorter stays available, if you must cut your stay short)
  2. Harborside Atlantis in the Bahamas, starting at $343/night
  3. Aruba Ocean Club – Christmas rentals start at $500/night
  4. Marriott’s St. Kitts Beach Club – as of today, there’s only one left, folks!  $514/night

See all Caribbean Christmas weeks »

 

Mexico

  1. Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort Villas & Spa in Cancun had triple the bookings of the next Mexico resort, and there are still several weeks available starting at just $150/night!
  2. Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Resort & Spa in Cabo San Lucas. Christmas weeks start at $250/night
  3. Hacienda del Mar, also in Cabo San Lucas – has just a few more weeks starting at $250/night

Browse all Mexico Christmas weeks »

 

More Popular Destinations to Explore:

  1. California 
  2. Colorado
  3. Utah
  4. Lake Tahoe

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Christmas Timeshare Rentals are Going Fast!

Have you finalized your Christmas vacation plans yet? Okay, we know what you’re thinking – it’s not even Halloween yet! It’s too early to be thinking about Christmas, right? Holiday travel, however, often requires months and even a year of forethought – resorts book up fast, and the week of Christmas is often very in demand. Luckily for you, enterprising owners are still renting out their Christmas weeks, but they are renting quickly. Whether you’re planning a tropical vacation, a ski retreat or just looking to give your family the best present ever, we’ve compiled a list of dozens resorts with Christmas inventory left.

If you see something you like, you’ll want to contact the owner as soon as possible to lock in the rental. These weeks are notorious for renting mere days within posting.

All prices are in $USD for one full week.

Florida

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort Spa

Arizona

Hawaii

Kaanapali Beach Club

South Carolina

California

Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas

Colorado

Mexico

Grand Luxxe Nuevo Vallarta

Aruba

 

Saint Martin/Sint Maarten

Oyster Bay Beach Resort

Please be aware: all availability and prices were verified on October 13th, 2014. All weeks are limited in quantity and will go very quickly! The bulk of Christmas and holiday weeks have already been posted, but owners are adding new inventory every day, and so there’s still a chance of seeing more rentals pop up. If you’re on the hunt for a specific week, be sure to sign up for RedWeek posting alerts by visiting the resort page you’re looking at, and then selecting “receive posting alerts” in the upper right corner of the page!

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Still Time to Plan a Christmas Getaway!

It’s getting to be that time of year again… You know what I’m talking about; the holiday season! The peculiar time of year when everyone’s at their happiest – and at their most stressed out. It’s little wonder why: we all want our family and friends to have the best experience possible, and between the shopping and the planning, we understand it can get a bit overwhelming.


This holiday season, why not treat your family to an unforgettable Christmas experience somewhere away from home? Christmas week is highly coveted among vacationers, and can be booked out long before even autumn comes to pass. Luckily, some savvy owners still have their weeks on hand and are eager to rent them out!


Check out some of our suggestions below. Whether you’re looking for traditional snow and evergreens or a beachside Christmas, we’ve got you covered.

Timeshare rentals still available over Christmas: 

(prices in $USD for a full week, unless otherwise noted)


Florida

Sheraton Vistana Villas, Orlando

Hawaii

California

Nevada

Hyatt Main Street Station, Breckenridge

Colorado

Arizona

Big Cedar Wilderness Club, Ridgedale

Missouri

    Playa Grande Resort, Cabo San Lucas

    Mexico

    *TIP* When searching for Christmas weeks on RedWeek’s advanced search, search for the location you’re interested in, with availability between Week 51 and Week 51, 2013.  


    Please note: All prices and availability were verified as of November 8, 2013. 

    Did you manage to score a fantastic week for your Christmas vacation? Or is there a particular location you enjoy frequenting when the holiday season rolls around? Let us know in the comments – we’re always happy to hear from you!


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    Top 3 U.S. Cities for Best Christmas Timeshare Vacation Destination

    Travel + Leisure asked their readers to vote on the top U.S. cities for Christmas destinations. These are the top 3, and each has budget-friendly timeshare rentals for a relaxed and luxurious Christmas vacation.

    1. San Juan, Puerto Rico. This Caribbean city made number one for two reasons: it’s a warm tropical getaway for Christmas, and the Puerto Rican view of the Christmas season is “not so much a spirit, as a marathon.” The revelry starts in November, and can last well into mid January. 

    Spending Christmas here you’ll enjoy some wonderful island traditions:

    Christmas Eve trumps Christmas Day for most Puerto Ricans. This is when a typical Puerto Rican Christmas dinner is served, consisting of lechón (roast pork),pasteles (patties), and arroz con gandules (rice ‘n beans).

    The traditional Christmas dessert is tembleque, which is a kind of custard with coconut, cornstarch, vanilla, and cinnamon. Instead of eggnog, you’ll have coquito, or coconut nog.

    After dinner, many Puerto Ricans attend a midnight mass known as the Misa de Gallo. You might just catch a live reenactment of the nativity scene.

    A Puerto Rico timeshare rental can start as low as $65/night.

    2. New Orleans. Christmas in New Orleans is comprised of event after event spanning the last week of November to the last week in December ending with New Year’s Eve. The events are unique, holiday oriented, and all are family friendly.

    City Park’s celebration In the Oaks is said to be one of the best holiday lighting displays in the country. This walking path, amusement park, synthetic ice rink, and train route has become the gem of New Orleans’ Christmas celebrations.

    Caroling in the Square (see photo right) is perhaps one of the most amazing things to behold all season long. This event brings tourist and locals, like moths, to a candle-lit Jackson Square for caroling. Led by local musical talent, the crowd is handed the lyrics and candles to complete what has been called the most moving event all season long.

    Consider a New Orleans timeshare rental for just $86/night.

    3. New York City. Of course the Big Apple had to make the cut – its Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, and the Radio City Music Hall’s Rockettes Christmas Show, are two of the most iconic Christmas events in the country.

    But get out of Manhattan and head to Brooklyn and you’ll run into a New York City Christmas treasure – the Dyker Heights Christmas Lights Tour (see top photo).

    The residents of this Italian-American neighborhood unabashedly practice one-upsmanship every Christmas season. Where homes can go for $1 million or more many of these residents now hire professional decorators to use the latest in LED technology. Professional displays can cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to $10,000 or more, depending on how elaborate they are.

    Regardless of how the displays are created, the result is pure Christmas delight, prompting comments such as “You can probably see that house from space!” and “That house looks like a dessert!” from wide-eyed visitors that come from all over the world.

    A New York City timeshare rental in downtown Manhattan is currently just $125/night.

    Photo Credit (Puerto Rico):.tumblr.com
    Photo Credit (Jackson Square): southernliving.com
    Photo Credit (Dyker Heights): examiner.com

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    Still on Christmas Vacation? Take a Timeshare Trip to Colorado for Real Winter Adventure

    For many people there is still some time left of Christmas Vacation, Winter Break, Holiday Time, or whatever you want to call this wonderful week off between Christmas and New Year.

    Some of you might be thinking about a timeshare beach trip, but many of you are probably anxious to hit the slopes with all of that new winter sports gear you just unwrapped.

    There’s one place that has it all – Colorado and its majestic Rocky Mountains. With the many budget-friendly Colorado timeshare rentals available, you can afford to make this year-end winter vacation a spectacular one.

    As every skier knows, the Rocky Mountains are home to world-class skiing, From Breckenridge to Vail to Steamboat Springs, the number and variety of runs, with the extraordinary Colorado powder, can’t be equaled.

    But if you’re the adventurous type, you may want to try a couple of winter sports that are a somewhat out of the box.

    1. Ice Climbing (see photo). As if rock climbing and mountain climbing weren’t strenuous enough sports, now there’s ice climbing. These winter climbs on vertical walls of frozen water are becoming increasingly popular with traditional climbers and adventurers alike.

    Vail has one of the most popular ice climbing and mixed climbing areas in Colorado, and is, in fact, considered the birthplace of modern mixed ice climbing.

    Without a doubt, however, Ouray is the premier ice climbing destination in Colorado, where you’ll see more ice climbers than any other place in the world. The Ouray Ice Park has 14 distinct climbing areas included in over 3 miles of vertical terrain. More than 200 ice and mixed climbs range from beginner to expert.
    A Ouray bonus is the natural outdoor hot springs where you can relax in steaming water and soak those sore muscles after your climb.

    For Colorado ice climbing news, conditions reports, and destination descriptions go to Mountain Project.

    2. Backcountry Snowboarding. A true snowboarder agrees that snowboards were not meant for a crowded, groomed ski slope. The backcountry is where the snowboard is most at home, where it can carve its own path through virgin powder. The trick is getting out there. The answer is the splitboard. This innovation creates a pair of skis for climbing the mountain slopes into the backcountry, which then slide back together and become the snowboard for the downhill run.

    While you must remain vigilant for adverse snow conditions, and the smart splitboarder always checks with the official snow conditions report and off-path warnings, often you can find untracked snow 10 or 15 minutes from the ski runs. The backcountry of the Rocky Mountains is a snowboarder’s dream.

    The concept of splitboards gained popularity first in Europe, where most splitboards are manufactured. However, Colorado has its own custom-made splitboard company, Cold Smoke Splitboards, and we thank them for this magnificent video that is sure to whet your appetite for serious backcountry snowboarding. And always remember – safety first.

    Rent a Colorado timeshare now, and jump into the spectacular winter sports that only Colorado can offer.

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    Christmas Timeshare Travel Begins! Enjoy This New York City Tradition


    Radio City Music Hall has been wowing the Holidays with its Christmas Spectacular since the first version was presented on stage in 1933. Don’t you think it’s time that you treated the entire family to this traditional start to the Christmas Holiday Season? Rent a timeshare in mid-town Manhattan and make this a Christmas your family will never forget.

    The 2011 show runs until January 2, 2012, and besides showcasing new scenes and songs, this show introduces a production number of a 3D live scene for the show titled “The Rockettes’ Magical Journey.”

    The first show in 1933 consisted of an overture with the Radio City Symphony, a solo on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ, a Toy Shop Ballet, The Rockettes’ performance of “Parade of the Wooden Soldiers” choreographed by Rockettes founder Russell Markert, and a Living Nativity.

    Originally the Hall was a lavish movie theater showing first-run major motion pictures to which it had exclusive rights, and the Christmas show was a 30-minute add-on. After 1979, due to a change in the way films were distributed, Radio City stopped showing movies, and transformed the Christmas show into a 90-minute spectacular, incorporating state-of-the-art technology.

    Two of the original 1933 production numbers continue to this day. The Parade of the Wooden Soldiers is performed by the Rockettes wearing toy soldier costumes of the same design created in 1933 by famous Hollywood director Vincente Minelli. Each costume is made for the individual dancer.

    The living Nativity continues in the show, but is updated with special effects and a pageant including live camels and sheep, along with the choral number “One Solitary Life.”

    This year, the 3D production number uses cutting-edge technology, allowing the audience to be part of an interactive experience, as the scenery extends beyond the stage onto the ceiling and walls transforming the interior of Radio City Music Hall into a massive magical canvas.

    From Santa Claus and his reindeer to the Nativity celebrating Christ’s birth, from favorite songs and classic carols to state-of-the-art special effects, the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular is guaranteed to dazzle, excite, and immerse everyone in the thrill of the Christmas holidays.

    Check out budget-friendly New York City timeshare rentals that will put some holiday cheer in your wallet.

    Photo Credit: radiocity.com

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    5 Sea World Orlando Christmas Vacation Ideas

    Much is made of the Christmas extravaganza that awaits adults and children alike at Walt Disney World each year. And rightly so, of course. But remember that there are other places in Orlando where you can enjoy spectacular Christmas activities as well. Rent an Orlando timeshare, and check out these 5 fun Christmas activities at SeaWorld.

    1. Polar Express
      SeaWorld’s showcase Christmas event is based on the hit movie of the same name. SeaWorld and Warner Brothers created a one-of-a-kind motion simulation experience that combines this beloved holiday movie with an actual winter wonderland. “The result,” says Michael Fletcher, vice president of entertainment for SeaWorld, “completely immerse guests into a thrilling combination of fantasy and reality.”

      When you arrive at your destination, you’ll step off the train into the movie itself. Temperatures drop as you and your fellow travelers arrive at the frozen North Pole, complete with a towering Christmas tree, gift-laden sleigh, village décor and Santa himself. As the journey continues you’ll also encounter other inhabitants of the North Pole – the animals themselves – including beluga whales, polar bears and walruses.

    2. Shamu Christmas
      You can join Shamu for the holidays with “Shamu Christmas…Miracles.” The 22-minute production comes to life daily through December 25 at Shamu Stadium.
    3. Fountain Show
      Here you’ll also witness winter wonder as snow flurries descend from above, and where water literally dances to the beat of Christmas music during the “Christmastide” holiday fountain show through December 25.
    4. Mistify
      This nighttime finale December 26 – 30, takes place on SeaWorld’s center lake and features larger-than-life marine creatures on 60-foot mist screens, 100-foot fountains, flames on water and dazzling fireworks.
    5. Christmas Luau
      Too much “cold” for you? The winter season warms up South Seas-style at “Makahiki Christmas Luau.” This celebration includes succulent island cuisine served with the ancient holiday traditions of the Pacific Islands. The sounds of Christmas are reinterpreted with authentic Polynesian rhythms, music and dancers through January 1st (except Christmas Day).

    (Photo credit – seaworld.com)

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