These two are open in the winter and while the weather is usually nice it can provide you with a lot of options on seeing the Winter Wonderland it appears you are looking for.
With in just a few mile/ hours you could be at many of Colorado's Ski resorts and just wading in the snow. If you needed a little pampering you could just walk into town(from Clear Creek) and get diner or you could drive 15-20 minutes into downtown Denver to enjoy the sights and sound of the big City.
This is a location we have spent two or three winters in and have found that the winter season has always been interesting, especially if you are looking for winter activities.
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We have stayed at Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores, Alabama (great for big rigs) and took the very convenient and pleasant short ferry ride over to Mobile, Alabama and Bellingrath Gardens. The gardens are lighted beautifully at night. They're open Nov 25 through Dec 31. Here's a link for information. Have fun!
Pigeon Forge - Gatlinburg would be an easy drive, and offer some Christmas like atmosphere. They decorate the area, which is neat. There are more outlet stores per square mile than anywhere on earth, so if you equate shopping with Christmas, you are in heaven. One thing I have never seen anywhere else, is "Seen on TV" store after store, selling all kinds of goofy gadgetry. The traffic will make you long for Central expressway at rush hour. The shows are tacky and cheesy, and the meals with the dinner shows are the same. My feeling on the shows are if you can't make it in Nashville, you go to Branson, If you can't make it in Branson, Pigeon Forge is the next stop, fail there, you have a career on either a Cruise ship or the stage at the local Holiday Inn. They have more talent than I do, to be sure, but so does a piano playing chicken. It is one of those things you should do once and then use a permanent marker to cross it off your list forever. Branson is also a great choice, better shows, but not quite as much schlock. Somehow it just isn't Christmas without a new vegamatic.