For many, there’s something special about Christmas time. The feeling in the air, hot cocoa, lawns softly covered with snow, and holiday decorations can all add up to something beautiful and fun.
If you’ve always dreamed about spending time in a town that looks like it’s straight out of your favorite holiday movie, you’re in the right place.
In this post, we’re going to share some of the best Christmas towns in the U.S. These are places that take celebrating Christmas to a new level.
So if you want to get into the holiday spirit, you’re in the right place!
Santa Claus, Indiana
Why not start with a place that basically has Christmas right in the name. Here, you’ll find a town that is not just into Christmas in December, but all year round. You can enjoy the Santa Claus Museum & Village and the Santa Claus Christmas Store and find all the gifts you want and check out the Santa Claus Christmas Celebration every year.
Williamsburg might be best known for being the home of Colonial Williamsburg, where the 1700 and 1800s America shines. So, it shouldn’t be a big shock that the town as a whole goes all out for Christmas. Wander the streets, and you can really feel as if you’ve gone back in time.
New York City, New York
While you certainly won’t get the quaint feel of a small town here, there are so many different Christmas themed activities to see and do in New York. Start by going to Rockefeller Center to see the gigantic tree and do a little ice skating. From there, you can get in some shopping or check out holiday shows like the Rockettes.
For another old-time Christmas feel head to Franklin, Tennessee. Here you’ll find an entire town dedicated to a Charles Dickens themed Christmas extravaganza. Franklin holds a festival that often attracts over 100,000 people a year and features music, dancing, treats, and a Victorian Christmas Village.
Yes, you can absolutely get into the Christmas spirit in traditionally warmer weather places. A perfect example of that is Solvang. Tucked into the hills of California’s wine country, you can enjoy a month-long Julefest celebration that has holiday light tours, live music, and a Santa Sprint.
Park City, Utah
Park City is known for a lot of things, notably, it’s incredible skiing, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t explore the town and surrounding areas. Here you’ll find a beautifully decorated downtown that also features holiday markets, a parade, and the North Pole Express, a holiday-themed train featuring Mr. and Mrs. Claus.
North Pole, Alaska
When it comes to the best Christmas towns in the U.S., you don’t want to forget Alaska, specifically North Pole, Alaska. While, yes, technically it’s not the actual location of the real North Pole, this town is in the holiday spirit all year long. You can visit Number 101 St. Nicholas Drive and feel like you’re right in Santa’s workshop.