Last Updated on December 24, 2018
It is finally the time to get into the holiday spirit with a bunch of lights, Ho-Ho-Ho’s, and Christmas carols.
For some people, there is no better place to spend the holidays except at home, but there are others who prefer to spend it traveling and exploring cities with the most beautiful lights and gorgeous decorations, and it is never too late to do the same thing this year.
So hold hands with your family and loved ones, and go for a trip around the country to feel the holiday spirit in every corner of each state.
Obviously, you can’t visit them all during one holiday due to the lack of time and the insanely expensive flight tickets. That’s why we picked for you the most “Christmasy” ones that will bring out your inner Santa Claus. Look for the closest one to you, and head towards it.
So get your notebook right now and write down the Christmas towns with the greatest holiday spirit.
Corning & Hornell, New York
In order to be known as one of America’s best Christmas towns, you should be named Corning & Hornell. The locals’ great creativity and ability to decorate for the holidays is extremely astonishing.
Once you step in there, the southern Finger Lakes region will transport you to a simpler era with the delightful settlements between the deep blue water and that magnificent forest in the middle of all lights.
Cedarburg is a captivating historic town that becomes the real-life version of Norman Rockwell paintings during Christmas, which makes it one of the most authentic Christmas towns.
If you have kids, then they can meet Mr. Claus and his wife in their awesome gingerbread house. Also, if you are interested to do something good this holiday, then Santa’s Dash Away 5K is accepting money in order to keep the Workshop of Santa free for all families.
Crested Butte, Colorado
If you have never heard of this name, then it is time to because you are missing a lot of beauty and awesome sights. Crested Butte is when Santa lights up a gigantic Christmas tree while everyone is getting free S’mores and hot chocolate.
By night, you will be astonished by the gorgeous decorations down the Victorian-era’s streets, and by day, you can enjoy many activities skiing next to the mountain, which its peak will be illuminated, too.
The town of Prescott taught us that we don’t need the snow to be festive. This destination is located between the largest stand of Ponderosa Pines in the country and the Prescott National Forest. The Christmas celebration has already started on November 25 and will continue till the New Year’s.
There are over 100 trees illuminated, and the Prescott Resort is hosting the largest Gingerbread Village in the world. Also, there will be many bands performing in the town to raise money for youth art scholarships.
Geneva is the source of inspiration for many Christmas towns in the country and around the world because it proudly honors its Swedish heritage during Christmas with an appearance by Santa Lucia.
All the audience gets to enjoy free traditional Swedish cookies and explore the most exquisitely decorated homes. But nothing compares to the glorious 50 ft tall tree that has been decorated by children with over 4,400 ornaments and lights.
This town might have been built and formed from a fairy tale book because its Bavarian-style mountain and all the decorations create the best Christmas town with a beauty that leaves us all speechless.
From December 1 to December 17, the whole town will be enlightened by thousands of lights. There are many activities you can do during this time of year in Leavenworth that will help you make use of this glittering wintry wonderland.
Natchitoches is the oldest town in Louisiana where Steel Magnolias, the movie, took place. Regardless of the season, this place always looks gorgeous, but from November 18 to January 6, this town blossoms to a spectacular Christmas town with over 400,000 lights.
Every year, Natchitoches hosts a Christmas Festival that includes tours of historic homes, a parade, fireworks over the lake, and many more. This year will be its 90th, so try to not miss it!
If you are living in Pennsylvania, then don’t hesitate to take a long, beautiful road trip to Bethlehem to experience Christmas in a unique and amazing way. Not only will you enjoy the lights and decorations, but also the rich history and all the great stories from the 1700s.
From November 17 to January 14, you will get a chance to have a glimpse of the eliminated Victorian and colonial architecture.
McAdenville, North Carolina
Do you know why small towns are the greatest destinations for the holidays? McAdenville is able to give us the answer by showing how a population of 651 can create one of the prettiest Christmas decorations and holiday extravaganzas that many other cities can’t do.
The events are endless during the entire month, and since the Christmas of 1950, children pull the Yule log on a sled to the town, followed by visitors and residents. Once it reaches downtown, the annual Christmas Town Festival begins.
We all know the saying that goes like: everything is bigger in Texas. Well, the Grapevine proves that with its gigantic Christmas celebration.
From Thanksgiving to Christmas, Mr. and Mrs. Claus visit the town every weekend and the outdoors become a wonderland due to over 2 million twinkling lights, 8-foot gingerbread house, and 54-foot tree. Your holidays will be well-spent, especially if all of your loved ones are by your side.