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14 Unforgettable Places In Arizona That Everyone Must Visit This Winter

Ooo, you feel that? That winter chill has settled all across Arizona and the season is just getting started. Our state becomes a unique winter wonderland this time of year; some places are packed with snow while others are just warm enough to avoid wearing a jacket. If you’re looking to experience some seasonal cheer—whether through holiday festivities, to enjoy frolicking in the snow, or through a long hike—here are some incredible places to visit this winter.

9. The Polar Express on the Grand Canyon Railway

For an extra special holiday trip, you can take your kids to meet Santa on the Polar Express via the Grand Canyon Railway in Williams. This trip includes a train ride, meeting and interacting with Santa’s elves, and eventually meeting Santa all while enjoying cookies and hot chocolate in your pajamas.

The Polar Express train ride operates from now until January 3. Ticket prices start at $34 for adults and $24 for kids.

What a list! I hope that I can hit a couple of these places this winter. What is your favorite winter activity here in Arizona?

Monica Spencer
Monica is a Diné freelance writer and the Arizona staff writer for Only In Your State. In addition to writing, she also enjoys taking photos, running, and weaving. She currently lives in Phoenix with her boyfriend and their herd of cats.