Tis the season for much merrymaking and festivity and we think that there’s no better place to be than at one of our hostels. While being away from home at this time of the year can get a little lonely, it can also be extra special when you come together with fellow travelers and form a temporary family to celebrate with. Whether it’s in the heart of a major city, or far out in the country with only the stars for Christmas lights, you’ll be able to get into the spirit of things at some great events both big and small hosted at our hostels. So, pick your destination and get set to have a special Christmas with a touch of HI USA flavor.
Holiday Events at HI USA Hostels
HI Sacramento’s cozy Victorian mansion is Christmassy enough as it is, and to make the most out of the setting and the season, the folks at this hostel are hosting a movie marathon on Christmas Day. The best part is that while you’re getting your fill of cheesy (awesome) Christmas movies, you’ll also get to sip on hot cocoa to warm the insides. Even better? All hostel guests will receive a little gift!
HI San Francisco Downtown
Since you’ll be spending Christmas in the heart of San Francisco, HI SF Downtown is pulling out the stops to make it a quintessential city holiday experience. On Wednesday, December 23 you can get the festivities started at the wine and holiday cookie reception hosted in the hostel’s lounge from 6pm to 7pm. The hostel’s activities coordinator, Ellysa, will then be leading a Christmas Eve Pub Crawl, while Christmas Day itself will be a day for relaxing, watching “A Christmas Story” and ordering Chinese food.
HI Point Reyes
Though there isn’t anything specific going on at this quaint and quiet hostel, you can come here to have a retreat type of Christmas where the only thing you have to do is relax, take in the scenery, and probably eat a lot. With rustic decorations and no cell phone signal or WI-FI, this will be a perfect Christmas for those who like to spend the holidays in a chilled way.
HI Marin Headlands
The folks at HI Marin Headlands are getting into the holiday spirit with good old-fashioned fun and a bit of nature appreciation. On Monday, December 21 you can get creative and get your fill of delicious treats all in one go at the Holiday Cookie Decorating Party. Then, on Christmas Day there’ll be a chance to really soak in the beauty of the headlands with a sunset walk that starts at 4pm.
Keep checking back for more holiday events from our other Northwest hostels!