Lifestyle Holidays & Occasions Stars Celebrate the Holidays By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on December 31, 2008 @ 04:14PM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: Paul Hiffmeyer/Courtesy of Disneyland Stars Celebrate the Holidays 01 of 21 Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey Kevin Perkins/Pacific Coast News Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey celebrated their first holiday season as man and wife with a ski vacation in tony Aspen, Colorado. After hanging out on the slopes, the couple headed to St. Barts to ring in the new year. 02 of 21 Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson Fame Pictures Also in Aspen, Goldie Hawn and In Style cover girl Kate Hudson hit the streets for some post-holiday shopping with a group of girlfriends. 03 of 21 Nicole Richie and Joel Madden Starsurf/SplashNewsOnline.com Taking a break from the chilly temperatures in Los Angeles, Nicole Richie and Joel Madden hit the surf in sunny Hawaii. 04 of 21 Katie Holmes, Suri and Tom Cruise Gardiner Anderson/Bauer-Griffin In New York for holiday performances of the Broadway play All My Sons, Katie Holmes kept daughter Suri and husband Tom Cruise close by. 05 of 21 Heidi Klum Doug Meszler/SplashNewsOnline.com During a visit to the Today show in New York City, Heidi Klum collected holiday gifts from the crowd for the morning program's 15th Annual Holiday Toy and Gift Drive. -With reporting by Bronwyn Barnes, Elizabeth Carmona and Nakisha Williams 06 of 21 Lo Bosworth and Lauren Conrad Albert Michael/Startraks Photo The Hills stars Lo Bosworth and Lauren Conrad cozied up the Chris Cringle when they stopped by the Pepsi Holiday House in Los Angeles. The festive lounge is raising funds for Clothes Off Our Back and Feeding America. 07 of 21 Hilary Swank John Shearer/WireImage Hilary Swank got a prime spot on Santa's lap when she and boyfriend John Campisi attended the Milkshop.com Winter Wonderland to benefit P.S. Arts in Los Angeles. After taking advantage of fun-filled holiday activites like face painting and cookie decorating, guests left with a bag of goodies including items from Lacoste, Hunter boots and C&C jeans. 08 of 21 Jessica Szohr Humberto Carreno/Startraks Photo Gossip Girl Jessica Szohr was in shoe heaven when she led a holiday drive to donate footwear on behalf of Piperlime to benefit the Soles4Souls charity. 09 of 21 Jessica Simpson Kevin Mazur/WireImage Jessica Simpson and her faithful companion, Maltese Daisy, snuggled on the red carpet at the launch of Simpson's new Fancy fragrance at Macy's Chicago. 10 of 21 George Clooney Star Press/WireImage George Clooney made sure he was on Santa's "Nice" list when he ran into Mr. Claus at the "A Heart for Children" charity gala in Berlin, Germany. 11 of 21 Nicole Richie Todd Williamson/WireImage Nicole Richie provided some razzle dazzle when she and boyfriend Joel Madden-a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador-hosted the organization's annual Snowflake Lighting ceremony on L.A.'s posh Rodeo Drive. 12 of 21 The Jonas Brothers Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland In November, the Jonas Brothers got a jump on the holiday season when they taped a performance for the Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade. During their visit to the Magic Kingdom in Anaheim, the boys got to meet another band of famous brothers-Huey, Dewey and Louie Duck. 13 of 21 Kelly Ripa Bill Davila/Startraks Photo Kelly Ripa joined the famed Cartier Santa to flip the switch on the lights at Cartier's 5th Ave mansion during the jewelry house's 29th annual holiday bow celebration in New York City. "Mark and I are blessed to have three healthy children, but not every family is so lucky," said Ripa, who also unveiled Cartier's holiday card collection, which will raise money for kids' charity The Art of Elysium. 14 of 21 Britney Spears Jason Winslow/SplashNewsOnline.com "Christmas is my favorite time and the great tradition of lighting the tree in Rockefeller Center means so much to me," said Britney Spears, who taped an appearance for the annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting special in New York City. "I wish all of you and all our troops happy holidays and Happy New Year." 15 of 21 Jessica Biel Chris Polk/FilmMagic Jessica Biel teamed up with Santa Claus to bring a little Christmas cheer to the Make the Difference Network holiday party for kids at the Childrens Hospital in Los Angeles. 16 of 21 Kristen Chenoweth Jason Kempin/FilmMagic "I like looking around and seeing people with their families, especially little kids and the excitement in their eyes," said Kristen Chenoweth at the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting celebration in New York City. 17 of 21 Scarlett Johanssen and Eva Mendes Gareth Davies/Getty Images Scarlett Johanssen and Eva Mendes posed together at a holiday-themed photo call for their upcoming action flick, The Spirit, held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in London. 18 of 21 Lucy Liu and Tea Leoni Chance Yeh/PatrickMcMullan/Sipa Press Tea Leoni was among the crowd who helped honor UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Lucy Liu at the organization's annual Snowflake Ball, held at Cipriani restuarant in New York City. 19 of 21 Miley Cyrus Chris Polk/FilmMagic Miley Cyrus helped daddy Pete Wentz (not pictured) celebrate the holidays MTV-style when she attended the taping of FNMTV Premieres: Happy FN Holidays at Boardner's bookstore in Hollywood. 20 of 21 Lindsay Lohan Albert Michael/Startraks Photo While Samantha Ronson provided the music for the MySpace holiday party, held at New York City's Tenjune nightclub, Lindsay Lohan spread some Christmas cheer from her VIP perch. 21 of 21 John Stamos Paul Hiffmeyer/Courtesy of Disneyland ER star John Stamos looked dapper as he stepped up to the podium to narrate the annual candlelight processional at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. The tradition-started by Walt Disney in 1958-features the telling of the Christmas story accompanied by more than 1,000 singers from local choirs and a full orchestra.