The 10 Best Christmas Towns In The USA
Christmas is Jesus' birthday, so naturally, it's a party everyone joins in on. Some towns go all out and put up lights, hold festivals, and even bring in the jolly big red guy himself. Check out Brisco USA's top list of towns that host the best Christmas celebration around!
1. Leavenworth, Washington
Head up to the pacific northwest for a Christmas themed festival of lights, celebrations, and more. Meet Santa (or St. Nikolaus, as he likes to be called in this town), attend their weekly tree lightings, and enjoy musical performances in the streets. Plus, even after Christmas is over, you can enjoy their light festival until Valentine's Day.
2. North Pole, Alaska
It's literally called the North Pole - does it need any more explanation? This small city is home to 2,232 people all year round. Though it's 1700 miles from the actual north pole, it gets its name from the region it's considered. All the streets are named after Christmas-themed figures and icons, and the police cars are red, green, and white. It's crowning glory? The largest fiberglass Santa Claus in the world!
3. Santa Claus, Indiana
Just like it's list predecessor, it's named Santa Claus Indiana! With the only post office to have the same name as this Christmas character, this town speaks true to its name in every sense of the word. From Santa's candy castle and Holiday World theme park and Splashin' Safari, it's clear that this Indiana town understands the importance of the holiday season. Tourists can also enjoy Frosty's Fun Center, Santa's Stables, Lake Rudolph Campground, and Santa's Lodge.
4. Williamsburg, Virginia
With a whole park dedicated to Christmas (Colonial Williamsburg, anyone) you can experience the true meaning of the holiday. Hot cocoa, ice skating, re-enactments, and more - what better way to get into the Christmas spirit than with a little bit of history? Don't forget to wait around for a Christmas carol or two!
5. Nantucket, Massachusetts
Ever hear of the Nantucket Christmas stroll? Of course, you have! During the first weekend of December, stores open up for Christmas shoppers and entertain with food, music, and more. Plus, now the streets are closed and entertainment is provided. Shop until you drop and support local businesses and don't forget to meet Santa at the Jared Coffin House.
6. St Augustine, Florida
St Augustine is host to the Nights of Lights holiday display. Head on down to the town's historic district and be amazed by the ambiance around you. The "nation's oldest city" is home to cozy B&Bs, shops, and restaurants to keep you busy for as long as you plan to enjoy the Christmas cheer.
7. Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Norman Rockwell didn't know that his painting based off of Main Street in Stockbridge would start a phenomenon. However, people from all over to celebrate the holiday in the magical town on the even more magical street where it all took place. Today, not only is the picture recreated, holiday readings, house tours, caroling, and music also happen during the weekends. See it and enjoy for yourself!
8. Cape Cod, Massachusetts
It may just be the New England weather, but it must be magical if Massachusetts makes three of the ten spots on this list. Discover special events and attractions such as Elf: The Musical, an enchanted village, a parade, and Christmas lighting. Cape Cod makes it clear it's not just a summer destination, but why don't you see for yourself? Check out their website for packages and deals.
9. Big Spring, Texas
Big Spring is home to Comanche Trail Park, which plays host to a festival of lights. From the beginning of December to Christmas, visitors can be enchanted by the magic of Christmas! Don't forget to visit the gift shop and meet Santa Claus himself.
10. New Hope, Pennsylvania
New Hope is a town with a personality. From Santa's workshop (they let your pets take pictures with the big guy, too!) to Saturday caroling and shows for the whole family, you won't run out of anything to do in New Hope, PA.
Need something to do in Christmas break? Travel to any one of these places for some holiday fun for the whole family! Don't forget to BYOS (bring your own souvenir) with designs from Brisco USA.