In many locations around the United States, December is regarded as a particularly enchanted time of year. The Christmas celebrations have reached their peak, and the happiness and anticipation accompanying this time of year are noticeable everywhere you go. Almost everywhere you walk, you’ll be tempted to stop by Christmas markets because they’re so vibrant, look at the beautifully lit Christmas trees, and indulge in some decadent Christmas sweets because they’re everywhere. Here are the 10 best destinations to celebrate this Christmas. Hope you all enjoy this Christmas as per your imagination.
You have arrived at the right destination if you are still determining what you want. The following is a list of the top 10 places in the United States to visit during the Christmas season.
1. New York City, New York
New York City around Christmastime is a spectacle to behold. New York City is one of the most fabulous U.S. holiday destinations due to the abundance of exciting activities. It’s the holiday season, so of course, every department shop has a tree and decorations. The holiday windows of Midtown Manhattan make for a great stop on a stroll with the kids. In addition, the city is filled with Christmas trees decked out in all their holiday glory. The one in Rockefeller Center is a real tree, and it is the largest and most well-known because of the massive Swarovski crystal star that sits atop it. Trees at the Met (complete with an antique Italian creche), the American Museum of Natural History (whose tree is draped in origami animals), and Bryant Park (its tree is vivid blue) are also worth seeing. Get some hot cocoa or a mulled wine at the Bryant Park Holiday Village.
2. North Carolina’s Asheville
You might make the case that Asheville, North Carolina, is one of the best places to go sightseeing in the United States at any time of year because of its fantastic variety of outdoor wonders, critically recognized restaurants, and bustling cultural scene. It is true that the mountains and art deco buildings already seem beautiful, but the Xmas lights and decorations make them even more so.
The North Carolina Arboretum’s Winter Lights display is also not to be missed. Along the edge of their woods and gardens are sparkling displays of thousands of twinkling Christmas lights.
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3. Orlando, FL
When the holidays come around, everyone in the most joyful place on earth has a little more reason to celebrate. Every family should experience the magic of Disney World throughout the holiday season, from Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom to the new Winter Wonderland laser display at Hollywood Studios. Experience holiday-themed entertainment, festive cheer at all four sites, and, of course, the magnificent lighting of Cinderella’s castle! Until the park shuts, there will be a fantastic show featuring “snow,” fireworks, and other festive effects. This is why keep Orlando, FL in third position in our best destinations to celebrate this Christmas list.
4. North Pole, AK
Located in Alaska not far from Fairbanks, the town of North Pole is famous for its candy-cane striped street lights and other Christmas decorations that stay up all year long. The town’s holiday spectacle draws thousands of visitors every December to take in the spectacular firework displays and cheerful Christmas caroling. On the 15th of December, the North Pole also hosts a meet-and-greet with Santa Claus and the coronation of the Christmas King and Queen. Visiting the North Pole, where streets are named things like “Mistletoe Lane” and “Kris Kringle Drive,” is a delightful, original, and low-cost method of celebrating vacations in the United States.
5. Durango, CO
Every corner of the little Colorado mining town of Durango comes alive in December with events catering to adventurers and those more interested in observing the more traditional aspects of the festive season. Visit the Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar first for some standard holiday fare and amusement, then enjoy some old-school Christmas shopping in the downtown area. Tour the Animas Rivers and the mountains aboard the city’s historic steam engine train till late into the night.
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6. City of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
The best Christmas marketplaces across the nation await you! Get them in Bethlehem. This small town in eastern Pennsylvania is home to some of the perfect Christmas festivities in the world, as well as a wealth of art, culture, history, & festivals. Christkindlmarkt, which has been called “the best Christmas market in the nation,” features the work of more than a hundred artisans, who have created one-of-a-kind decorations, ornaments, and presents for the season. Here you will find one-of-a-kind presents that will be much appreciated by your loved ones this holiday season.
7. Woodstock, Vermont
Woodstock, Vermont, is among the most picture-perfect Christmas destinations thanks to its picturesque covered bridges, guaranteed snowfall, and abundant pine aroma. This historic city kicks off the festive season with the Woodstock Wassail Weekend, a festival honoring Norse customs from the 19th century. There will be a parade featuring more than 50 horses with riders dressed in medieval attire and Christmas costumes, wagon and sleigh rides, carolers, and the lighting of both the tree & yule log. At the Billings Farm and Museum, they have a great party with lunch in the olden days, and all the neighborhood stores stay open late with their festively decorated displays.
8. Breckenridge, Colorado
Visiting this well-known ski resort in winter is like entering a snow wonderland. Beginning on the first weekend of December with the Lighting of Breckenridge, the town is transformed into a beautiful Victorian-style Christmas village, complete with a Santa Claus parade down Main Street caroling and the lighting of the Blue River for the holidays.
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9. Branson, Missouri
Branson is one of the friendliest small towns in the United States during the holiday season, and it is widely recognized as America’s Christmas Tree City. Enjoy a month-long celebration of the holiday season here, complete with concerts, light shows, and parades. Driving through light displays is an option in this Midwestern metropolis and country music hotspot.
10. Park City, Utah
One of the best ski resorts in the country kicks off the Christmas season with the yearly Electric Parade in November. Locals in Park City participate in the parade by decorating their vehicles with lights and holiday decorations and riding along Main Street to the sounds of festive music.
Do any more fantastic Christmas vacation spots in the United States escape our attention? Have you celebrated the holidays in any of these cities, and if so, how long did you stay there? What are your thoughts about that? Have you had a greater sense of the Christmas spirit? Is there a place for your city on this list? We would be thrilled to hear more of your thoughts and observe how the people in your hometown celebrate the holidays (you can comment on them in the comments section below.