The holiday season is right around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited for it! Christmas is a time for magic, family celebrations, and admiring beautiful holiday decorations. If you happen to love traveling, then you’re going to want to check out this U.S. towns that go all out for their Christmas decorations. However, if you want to just spend a night on the couch instead, then you’ll love this list as well.
15. Williamsburg, Virginia
For those of you looking for a Colonial-style Christmas celebration then you’re going to want to stop in Williamsburg, Virginia. Each year for the holiday season, the town decorates with tons of Christmas lights and decor that will take your breath away. If you’re looking for some real Christmas fun, then you’ll want to stop by the Yankee Candle Store where Santa’s workshop is always busy and filled with happiness.
14. Aspen, Colorado
If you’re looking for a snow-filled Christmas and some skiing adventures then you’ll want to head over to Aspen, Colorado. During the winter months, Aspen is quite a popular destination spot due to the wide variety of winter sports that you can take part of in the snowy mountains. Aspen also holds the annual Winterskol festival that takes place between January 10th to the 13th. During this festival you can admire some very beautiful ice sculptures.
13. Leavenworth, Washington
Leavenworth, Washington is a Bavarian-inspired town that will have you walking around with your jaw-dropped. During the Christmas season, you can find over half a million lit-up Christmas lights that you can walk around and enjoy. During the Christmas Lighting Festival you can also partake in apple cider tastings, sledding, and holiday-themed concerts.
12. Bernville, Pennsylvania
Heading over to Bernville, Pennsylvania means a trip over to the town’s Koziar’s Christmas Village. At the village, both locals and travelers head over to see the beautiful array of Christmas lights. The town has a beautiful 19th-century look to it that will also make you feel like you’ve traveled in time.
11. New York, New York
Although New York City might be a bit crowded and cold, nothing beats the spectacular sight of the tree. After gazing upon the tree, you’ll want to check out all of the various shops down Fifth Avenue. All of the shops happen to decorate their store fronts with Christmas displays that will blow you away. You’ll never want to leave New York City after spending the holidays there.
10. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
For anyone looking to spend Christmas in a warmer climate then South Carolina may be your best bet. Myrtle Beach happens to have some gorgeous outdoor decorations as well as a wide variety of Christmas-themed shows. Indulge in Christmas shows and then take a stroll to admire all of the beautiful lights at night!
9. Helen, Georgia
Helen, Georgia is perfect for those of you down south that want to enjoy a more northern theme for Christmas. This quaint town happens to have an alpine aesthetic that gives it a charming look. During the holidays months, you can rent out a private cabin where you can admire some of the beautiful mountains surrounding the town.
8. Delray Beach, Florida
If you’re looking for warmth to help you spread your Christmas cheer, then head on over to Florida. Delray Beach happens to have a beautiful 100-foot-tall Christmas tree in the middle of the town. After taking a look at the tree, you’ll want to go out for a walk in the town’s downtown area. In the downtown area you’ll find an array of shops and restaurants to choose from where you can do your holiday shopping.
7. Annapolis, Maryland
Love a historical ambiance with your Christmas lighting? Then you’ll want to pay a visit to Annapolis, Maryland, where you can walk the streets of 18th-century style buildings. All of the buildings happen to be covered in Christmas lights and decor and will absolutely dazzle you. After you’ve made your way through the historic district, you’ll want to head over to the waterfront, where the Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade hosts a beautiful light display.
6. Sierra Madre, California
Outside of Pasadena, California is an adorable town called Sierra Madre. In this town you’ll find some gorgeous 100-year-old homes that feature some of the most amazing Christmas decorations. Take a stroll down Baldwin Avenue and you’ll find that everyone has some sort of Christmas display outside of their home. Even the antique shops decorate their storefronts for the holiday season.
5. Natchitoches, Louisiana
In the gorgeous town of Natchitoches, Louisiana you’ll find some gorgeous French-Creole townhouses covered in Christmas decor. However, outside of that, you’ll also come across one of the most famous Christmas festivals in the world—The Natchitoches Christmas Festival. The festival takes place between November 17th to January 6th, and you’ll find dozens of local shops and restaurants all decorated for the holidays.
4. Nantucket, Massachusetts
Although you may not have though so, Nantucket is just as charming during the holidays as it is during the summertime. In Nantucket you’ll find the Christmas Stroll which is how the town celebrates Christmas. You’ll come across mulled wine, carolers, and lots of shops where you can find the perfect holiday gifts for your loved ones.
3. Branson, Missouri
For the last 30 years, Branson, Missouri has taken Christmas quite seriously. The town happens to host a ton of holiday events starting from November and they extend all the way into New Year’s Day. The entire town is decorated for Christmas and you’ll be dazzled by the sheer beauty of it all. If you happen to be cold, you can always admire all of the lights from the comfort of your car as you drive around the town.
2. Durango, Colorado
What puts Durango, Colorado on the map is the famous Polar Express ride that the town offers. The Polar Express takes passengers on a 26-mile journey through the San Juan National Forest and Animas River in heated coaches. Once you’ve had your fun on the Polar Express you might want to test out the slopes and engage in some winter sport excursions.
1. North Pole, Alaska
What better place to spend Christmas than at the North Pole?! The scenery of Alaska coupled with the Christmas decor will make you feel like you’re in another world. The area happens to attract some of the most amazing events, such as North Pole Christmas In Ice Celebration. This celebration features all of the world’s most amazing ice sculptors and their most beautiful creations. There will never be a dull moment in the winter wonderland that is Alaska.