My parents are from Duluth, Minnesota (which is a large city on the edge of Lake Superior). In the winter it is breathtaking (please look up pictures it's worth it). My family would stay in a cozy hotel and could see the Aerial Bridge outside our window with boats passing through and illuminated city lights. We would go to Bentleyville, a tour of lights, and eat Christmas dinner at my grandparent's house. Many times deer would come up from the backyard to greet us. There was always snow!
That sounds gorgeous! My favourite thing ever is lights in the winter. Like light displays and Christmas trees lit up