Here are four trips for those who really love Christmas . . . and candy.

1. SURF WITH SANTA, COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA

Who knew Santa was a surfer? Plan a beach holiday on Florida’s Space Coast, also considered the East Coast surfing capital, where deep-sea fishing, eco and wildlife tours, wind and water sports, museums and golf provide plenty of engaging options for all family members. See Santa and more than 300 of his closest friends (all wearing the red suit) ride the waves and raise money for local charities on Dec. 24.

INFO surfingsantas.com, cocoabeach.com

2. SWEET GATHERINGS, PALOMAR HOTEL, CHICAGO

Book the Dylan’s Candy Bar Suite or Standard Package for a tasty change of pace. You’ll enjoy a personalized tour and sampling spree in the famed candy store on Michigan Avenue where you’ll have a storewide discount and your own customized chocolate bar wrapper. Back at the hotel, Dylan’s Candy cocktails and mocktails will be available on Fridays through the end of the year. Also on Fridays, there’s a Dylan’s Candy-inspired elevator car decked out for the holidays in true Candyland style.

INFO hotelpalomar-chicago.com

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3. THE POLAR EXPRESS TO THE GRAND CANYON, WILLIAMS, ARIZONA

Each year, families turn back time as they power through the quiet night aboard a historic train. Destination: the North Pole. “The Polar Express,” Chris Van Allsburg’s beautiful tale of Christmas magic, is read aloud as the train rumbles through the Northern Arizona wilderness. Upon arrival, families are greeted by Santa and furry reindeer, and warmed by hot chocolate and cookies. Packages are available. Book ahead as departures fill quickly.

INFO thetrain.com

4. SEASONAL CHEER IN GREENE COUNTY, NEW YORK

Visit the northern Catskills region for family resorts, outdoor adventures and holiday happenings. In the village of Athens, you can take part in a traditional Victorian stroll with roving carolers, horse-drawn trolley rides and ice carving. Take in a performance of “The Nutcracker” or “A Christmas Carol,” shop at craft fairs and burn off youthful energy with snowshoeing, snowmobiling and snowtubing at Windham Mountain Adventure Park.

INFO greatnortherncatskills.com