Holiday Collection

All the best ideas for decorating, entertaining, and gift-giving with a coastal spirit.

Top 10 Holiday Celebrations

From boat parades to a holiday train, these coastal attractions celebrate the spirit of the season.

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Christmas Tree Ship
Photo: Steve Manehim

Christmas Tree Ship

Vermilion, Ohio

In early December, this town on the southern shore of Lake Erie re-creates a Great Lakes tradition. The Christmas Tree Ship completes a voyage that ended in disaster in 1887 when a fishing schooner sank in a December storm. A local icebreaker unloads its cut-spruce cargo in historic Harbour Town. Pick out the perfect tree, then enjoy live music, lunch with Santa, and a snack of pumpkin rolls, a local delicacy made with pumpkin bread rolled around a sweet cream-cheese filling; 440/522-0433 or

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