Christmas has long held a special place in America’s Town, and each year, the festival brings people from all walks of life together. From music to decorations, food, literature, and of course a plethora of symbols, Christmas in America is a veritable cultural phenomenon. But while Yuletide season can certainly be celebrated almost anywhere, these ten cities make celebrating the holiday even more memorable and enjoyable.
Park City, UT
Listed as one of the “most beautiful cities” in the United States by publications like Forbes, Park City is a true winter haven ideal for the Christmas holidays. Located in the Wasatch Mountains, this town is a popular ski destination with some of the top-rated runs in the country.
With regard to Christmas, many family-friendly activities are held in December: sleigh rides, festive markets, and, of course, the arrival of Santa. And on Christmas Eve, skiers and snowboarders join the torchlight parade that leads Kris Kringle through town in the torchlight.
Take photos with live reindeer, visit Santa for yourself and take a walk down Snowman Lane, Kris Kringle Drive, where street lights decorated like candies and decorations really adorn the surroundings. A visit to the North Pole in Alaska should be high on the list for the most authentic part of a real Christmas town.
New York, New York
Ice skaters fill the rink under the Christmas tree of Rockefeller Center, a popular tourist attraction in Midtown Manhattan. Ice skaters fill the rink under the Christmas tree of Rockefeller Center, a popular tourist attraction in midtown Manhattan.
New York City is special all year round and on new years eve also, but at Christmas, the Big Apple really becomes an even better place.
Featuring the famous shops on Fifth Avenue, an ice rink in Central Park, a giant Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center, musical performances at Radio City Music Hall, and lots of fun activities and festivals from Uptown to Downtown, NYC like no other.
While a Christmas break here can be more expensive, spending at least part of your stay here is a must for any Christmas lover.
Designed to look like a typical Bavarian mountain town, Helen is a wonderful and unique place, perfectly located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Come December, this town of just 531 people becomes another great place to add to anyone’s Christmas travel list, where lights, carols, and food help celebrate the holiday.
Admire the charming mountainous surroundings, layered with beautiful Christmas trees, wreaths, and lights, or attend the Tree Festival, which hosts the famous Kinderfest.
And of course, you certainly don’t want to miss the traditional German Christmas markets, the perfect place to find delicious food, homemade crafts, and lots of great souvenirs.
McAdenville, North Carolina
Affectionately known as “America’s Christmas Town,” McAdenville is truly one of the most charming small-town experiences one can have while on vacation.
Home to a population of just 890, McAdenville in Gaston County truly captivates the halls each year when the entire town is decked out in Christmas lights.
Nearly 400 trees were lit, while more than 200 wreaths were plastered on doors, street lights, and buildings across the city. And with over 150 homes lavishly decorated with decorations and twinkling lights, this Christmas town really gets you into the holiday spirit.
Maryland’s capital is a delightful place to spend the Christmas season, especially in its most beautiful and charming 18th-century historic district.
Take a candlelit tour through some of history’s best-preserved castles, while admiring dazzling light shows and decorated doorways.
Santa Claus, Indiana
No American Christmas town list would be complete without Santa, Indiana! Also known as “America’s Christmas Home,” Santa Claus Town, home to 2,586 people, is truly one of the most authentic Christmas spots in the country.
While the Christmas spirit is naturally celebrated year-round here, it’s in December that the town really becomes a Yuletide hotspot.
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
With mild winter temperatures and always pleasant sea breezes, visitors will love the variety of Christmas markets, parades, and outdoor festivals along the Atlantic coast.
Book a ride on the Cape Cod Central Railroad to get to Christmas Town, or simply marvel at the many lighthouses that are lit with holiday lights, wreaths, and wreaths to create a Christmas scene.
New Hope, Pennsylvania
Aerial neighborhood in a small historic small American town of New Hope Pennsylvania USA overlooking the Delaware River. This charming town of 2,612 people sits on the banks of the Delaware River and really exudes a magical feel, especially around Christmas time.
With the characteristic cold and snow of winter, Christmas in New Hope is truly the most authentic polar experience. Hop on the Arctic Express at historic New Hope Station (1891) and enjoy hot chocolate, candies, cookies, Christmas carols, and lots of beautiful sights. And of course, no train would be complete without a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus for all the savvy passengers!