The Strip, Las Vegas, Nevada
Vegas may not seem like an obvious holiday choice (unless you're in the "naughty" column on Santa's list), but Vegas does Christmas bigger and better than just about anywhere. The Bellagio, arguably Vegas' most iconic luxury hotel, has phenomenal decorations in its indoor garden. In 2009, we saw Christmas trees, rocking horses, polar bears, reindeer, snowmen, and tin soldiers -- all on a giant scale. Plus, you can stock up on Christmas presents in the Bellagio's luxury shopping areas: the 42,000-square-foot Via Bellagio (home to Chanel, Tiffany & Co., Gucci, Prada, Fred Leighton and more) and the smaller, five-store Via Fiore.