Black Friday is just a few weeks away, and for many it marks the start of holiday shopping for clothes, toys, electronics and other gifts. For those who’ve yet to book their holiday travel, it should also be a wake-up call to expedite your planning, especially if those plans involve an actual vacation that doesn’t require crashing with family or friends.
Whether you already have a city or two in mind for a getaway or need some inspiration for where to go, don’t book before you check out these 10 seasonal Hilton hotel packages across the country ideal for escapes throughout the holidays. From California to New York and everywhere in between, there are a mix of packages that include everything from discounts at Disneyland and Madison Square Garden to a grand light show and winter wonderland. Families with kids of all ages may want to consider the Enchant Package at Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C., which includes four tickets to a magical winter wonderland that transforms Nationals Park. Or, bring the holiday cheer straight to your hotel room by booking the Holiday Room Package at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Flagstaff, complete with garland, stockings, twinkling lights and even a Christmas tree.
If a package piques your interest, be sure to book it (or any other Hilton holiday stays) at Hilton.com or through the Hilton Honors app. And for those who need an added incentive to travel this season, Hilton is awarding double (or even triple) points to members of its free-to-join Hilton Honors loyalty program for stays through January 5, 2020. Travelers can sign up to be members and register for the current promotion (see below), then use their points for future hotel stays or other cool experiences beyond the holiday season. See a list of packages and details about the Hilton Honors points promotion here:
Hilton Honors Points Promotion
Earn Double (or Triple!) the Points (available now through January 5, 2020):
Hilton Honors members traveling this holiday season can earn double bonus points per stay and even more – triple bonus points per stay – if they use a Hilton Honors credit card from now through January 5, 2020.
o Offer available at nearly 5,900 hotels worldwide
Seasonal Travel Packages
Celebrating the holidays while on the road shouldn’t mean missing out on all the seasonal fun. DoubleTree by Hilton Flagstaff is offering the ultimate holiday experience straight from your guest room, with rooms decked out with garland, stockings, twinkling lights, holiday pillows and even a Christmas tree, as well as daily breakfast for up to four people. Book the Holiday Room Package to make your holiday travel extra special this year.
Hilton Anaheim (Anaheim, California; available Nov. 9 – Dec. 31):
Experience the magic of the holidays at Disneyland® Park and Disney California Adventure® Park with festive menu items, decor, entertainment and more. Located within walking distance of the park, Hilton Anaheim is offering free daily breakfast for four and a discount on park admission for travelers who stay at least two nights. For those looking to experience the holiday magic from their room, they can view Disneyland’s iconic "Believe... In Holiday Magic" fireworks display from many park-facing guest rooms. See here for full details.
Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria (Houston, Texas; available Nov. 28):
Kick off the holiday season with the return of the 31-year-old tradition of the Uptown Houston Holiday Lighting Event, happening Thanksgiving Day. It will reveal 315 new 20-foot holiday trees lining Post Oak Boulevard, located close to the hotel. Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria provides an ideal viewing spot for the festival and fireworks. To get even more up close and personal for the experience, book the VIP Package to ensure unobstructed views of the show and get a $25 food credit and chance to participate in the balcony decorating contest.
Hilton Garden Inn Chattanooga Downtown (Chattanooga, Tennessee; available Dec. 2 – Dec. 31):
On November 13, enter into Hilton Garden Inn Chattanooga Downtown’s 24-hour-only social media contest by simply liking, sharing or commenting on the hotel’s Facebook page. The winner will receive a free stay at the hotel with family passes to Rock City's Enchanted Garden of Lights and a gift certificate for dinner at a local restaurant.
All Aboard the Polar Express Train Ride at St. Louis Union Station Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton (St. Louis, Missouri; available Nov. 29 – Dec. 29)
Back again for another holiday season, Hilton St. Louis Union Station is offering a magical experience for families and kids of all ages to take a ride on the Polar Express train. Travelers who book the package will receive tickets to board the train along with a souvenir golden ticket, hot chocolate and cookies and the first gift of Christmas from Santa.
On-board entertainment includes singing Christmas carols, listening to an audio recording of the “Polar Express” book and enjoying hot chocolate and cookies. Once at the North Pole, Santa will board the train, and children will receive a magical bell surprise. Guests are encouraged to wear their favorite holiday pajamas. The package includes deluxe accommodations, or pay extra for a decorated suite with special turndown service for the complete experience.
“Chicago dibs” is a long-revered Chicago tradition that refers to the practice of holding a shoveled-out parking pace after snowfall by placing chairs, laundry baskets or other items in the street to mark the claimed space. The unwritten rule of “dibs” is that it lasts only 48 hours. This holiday season, Hilton Chicago is putting its own spin on the rule to help you save while traveling with more than $200 in discounts on parking, dining and other fun perks. Guests should be on the lookout for 48-hour exclusive offers such as complimentary return stays or room upgrades. The only catch? You must book within 48 hours. See here for full details.
During your stay at Capital Hilton this holiday season, book this package to receive four tickets to Enchant, the magical winter wonderland that transforms and takes over Nationals Park. Start your day off with breakfast for two before exploring the World’s Largest Christmas Light Maze, shopping the stalls of the Christmas Market and feasting on seasonal foods. You can also ice skate through larger-than-life light displays. Hilton Honors members can use their Points to book this same outing through the Hilton Honors Experience Platform beginning November 12.
For those looking to plan a family-friendly New Year’s Eve getaway, step into the wizarding world of DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Lancaster. This wizarding-themed package includes breakfast, a dinner buffet and admission to the hotel’s indoor carnival and Yule Ball on New Year’s Eve. The two-day carnival will feature games and activities for little ones, while the Yule Ball will feature a DJ, dancing and a balloon drop at midnight.
Holidays in NYC (New York City, New York; available now – Dec. 29)
There is no place quite like New York City during the holidays. With more than 40 hotels in NYC, Hilton is helping travelers make the most of their time in the city that never sleeps with its “Weekend Like a Local Package.” With this package, guests can save up to 50% off Sunday night when they stay three nights and can get exclusive discounts to city experiences such as reduced prices to Madison Square Garden's All Access Tour or 30% off Roundabout Theater tickets. It makes for the perfect long weekend during the holidays. See here for an overview of discounts.
The Christmas Experience at DoubleTree by Hilton Binghamton (Binghamton, New York; available on select dates into December)
What’s better than spending a night at the North Pole in Santa’s village at Christmas time? The Christmas Experience package is a night of magic and cheer for the whole family at DoubleTree by Hilton Binghamton. The $319 rate includes an overnight stay for four, dinner buffet, interaction with live animals from nearby Animal Adventure Park, as well as access to movies, games, arts and crafts and story time with Mrs. Claus. Kids can visit Kopernik's Planetarium to learn about the path Santa will take on his sleigh before joining the big man for breakfast the next morning.