Just about all cities, big or small, will have some kind of Christmas celebration. It’s a staple and pretty massive affair for some cities whereas others tend to not make a big deal out of theirs. Most parades are filled with plenty of holiday cheer, good eats, the lighting of the city’s Christmas trees and a ton of family-friendly activities. We’ve done our research and found some of the best Christmas parades across the U.S. If we happened to miss your city, let us know so we can add it to the list!
National Christmas Tree Lighting
Location: Washington, D.C.
If you happen to be in our nation’s Capitol during this time of year, we think you should make some time to stop by this ginormous tree and the twinkling lights that are displayed all over it.
Spanish Fork City Annual Festival of Lights
Location: Spanish Fork, Utah
Spend $7 and enjoy a beautiful festival of lights with the family. There’s no need to park the car and walk around as you can simply drive through a beautiful display of lights and Christmas decorations.
Santa’s Enchanted Forest
Location: Miami, Florida
If you thought that getting in the holiday spirit is tough to do in South Florida, think again. Santa’s Enchanted Forest is one of Miami’s biggest events. It’s ideal for kids and family because it mimics a county fair with a ton of food and rides. The only difference is that this “fair” is decked out with Christmas decorations with several sitings of Santa Claus.
Radio City Christmas
Location: New York City, New York
No one does the holidays like New York City and if you’ve never made your way to the city during the holidays, we think you should. The entire city gets decked out in its best dressed and it’s quite the sight to see for visitors and locals alike. No holiday trip to NYC is complete without a visit to see the amazing Rockettes!
Location: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
From attractions and festivals, Christmas City happens to be one of the most popular Christmas Celebrations in the U.S. Add a blanket of snow across the city and you’ve entered a beautiful winter wonderland!