We have never been the type of family driven by traditions, but we may be starting a new one? This was our second year celebrating Angie’s Christmas at the Mankato City Center Hotel in Mankato, MN and it has been a great time both years. The wide-open space around the pool area allows the kids to basically run wild and the management’s accommodating and relaxed attitudes have made it a great experience all around. This would not be the place I would stay if I wanted to get to bed early on a Saturday night, but if you are looking for a glorified rumpus room until 11:00 PM, it fits the bill nicely. I’m so lucky to have such a great group of in-laws to enjoy the holidays with.