Home is where the heart is, and while you may be longing to be back home this holiday season, there are some amazing places in the US to explore and get into the Christmas spirit.
There are light displays, decorations, and holiday markets across the best Christmas towns in USA. There is happiness and excitement in the air.
Here are 10 of the places across the US where you can discover the magic of Christmas. These places are worth visiting for a day trip, weekend, or vacation during the holidays.
10. Orlando. Florida
Christmas in sunny Florida, may not be your first thought. But the most magical place on earth takes it up to a new level in December. The Christmas holiday season at Disney World is a wonderful time to visit because the parks are decorated and there are many dazzling, fun and special events.
9. Chicago, Illinois
The city is full of bustling excitement and seasonal celebrations, from The Magnificent Mile to Millennium Park and from the Chicago Zoo to the shores of Lake Michigan.
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8. Las Vegas, Nevada
This major resort city, known primarily for its gambling, shopping, fine dining, entertainment, and nightlife truly transforms during the holidays.
The entire city is decorated to welcome the upcoming year well before the holidays. With seasonal displays all around, December in Las Vegas glorifies the city with good cheer.
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7. Vail, Colorado
Vail is the perfect place for family celebrations during the holiday season. The town and mountain come alive with lights, sounds, and special events.
And if waking up to a white Christmas has always been your dream, this is the place for you. Skiing fresh powder, cozying up by the fire and strolling cobblestone streets to see the festive lights are just a few of the things you can expect at this incredible winter wonderland.
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6. Washington, DC
Washington DC is a majestic city any time of the year but especially so during the holidays. Christmas means special seasonal displays and events including holiday movie nights, candlelight tours, and Christmas light mazes.
Holiday markets across the city, the nutcracker ballet, the garden of lights and the National Christmas Tree Lighting are just some of the special places and events to visit.
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5. Williamsburg, VA
There’s no place like Colonial Williamsburg for the holidays. Here, you’ll find enduring traditions, charming decorations, and a season that still warms the heart. When you visit, you’ll see why some guests come year after year to make memories that last a lifetime.
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4. Santa Claus, Indiana
Yes, there is a Santa Claus and naturally this town is known for its Christmas theme. Santa Claus Museum & Village is home to the 1880 Santa Claus Church, Santa Claus Post Office and a tall, 1935 Santa Claus statue. The museum traces local history and the origin of the town’s name.
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3. North Pole, Alaska
If you love Christmas, this jolly little town won’t disappoint. There’s so much to see and experience in the Alaskan interior, but only if you are invigorated by the cold. During December the average high is 1 degree Fahrenheit with just three hours of daylight.
The most popular attraction in the city is the Santa Claus House. What started as a post office, soda fountain, and general store all at once has grown into a more Christmas-focused destination with endless aisles of ornaments and toys.
Millions of visitors come from around the world to visit the Santa Claus House.
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2. Christmas Town USA, North Carolina
Seeing Christmas Town, USA is on many people’s holiday bucket list. This tiny town of just under 700 people takes the Christmas season very seriously.
It all started with nine trees being decorated by the local Men’s Club. The following year they did a few more, and that continued every year. Now there are nearly 400 decorated trees, and the town residents all join in the fun.
Today you will see half a million lights adorning the 1.3 mile stretch of road that visitors see as they pass through the town. And as they say, you won’t believe your eyes.
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1. New York City, New York
Christmas in New York City is simply magical. The chill in the air is just enough for red noses. The city streets are decked out in shimmering lights and dazzling displays of ornaments, snowflakes, and tinsel.
There’s so much to do and see. From the Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes to the tree at Rockefeller Center – from Macy’s on 34th Street to the window displays at Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City is truly the winter wonderland of your childhood dreams.
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From the bright Christmas lights of Vegas, the magic of Disney to the more quaint villages of Christmas Town, USA, add some more Christmas spirit to your festive season by visiting any one of these wonderful places.
Happy Holidays to you and your family from the team at International AutoSource!
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