Even though COVID-19 has seemed to put a damper on things, the impending Christmas holiday season seems to be giving some Americans more hope at a return to routine. Even as the Presidential election brought a new sense of anxiety to the country, many people turned to set up their Christmas trees and decorations early to find a sense of relaxation and normalcy. There are hundreds of Christmas and holiday attractions that occur every year, and although some of these may be altering how they operate this year due to COVID-19, here are 10 of the top Christmas towns across the United States.
1. New Hope, PA
New Hope, PA is nestled in Bucks County, Pennsylvania which is an area of the state chock-full of American history. In addition, it is also home to the North Pole Express each Christmas season, providing ample Christmas spirit for everyone in the family.
2. Asheville, NC
Asheville, NC is settled in the absolutely gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains and home to the Biltmore Estate. The Biltmore Estate was the home of the Vanderbilt family and boasts many historical events throughout the year, including the ever-popular Christmas at Biltmore.
3. Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor has a plethora of Christmas events to offer during the holiday season. These events include outdoor markets, parades, food fairs, and live music (among others!).
4. St. Augustine, FL
Fantastic Christmas season events even happen in the Sunshine State! St. Augustine is one of the oldest cities in the United States boasting many historical sites to visit in addition to the many festive sites to see in the city during the holidays.
5. Stockbridge, MA
Can you even have Christmas season without the image of Norman Rockwell and New England? Each year during their annual festival, Stockbridge, MA recreates one of Rockwell’s famous paintings “Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas.”
6. Bethlehem, PA
Named after the biblical town, this Pennsylvania town provides many family friendly events for the holiday season. The city’s Christmas City Stroll Holiday Tour follows the National Historic Landmark with tour guides in period dress sure to delight everyone.
7. Myrtle Beach, SC
This southern resort town doesn’t only boast the highest amount of golf courses per capita, especially during the holiday season! Visitors to this coastal town in the off-season can enjoy the Nights of a Thousand Candles throughout December. This attraction allows visitors to take in the wonder of over 4,000 lit candles while being serenaded by Christmas carolers.
8. Williamsburg, VA
Williamsburg, VA is another historical American town with a special flair during the holiday season. Williamsburg offers many Christmas activities, including caroling and the stunning Grand Illumination. This amazing show is a fireworks celebration complete with gun-salutes. Williamsburg is also the home of Busch Gardens which has its own extensive holiday programming for the family.
9. New York, NY
Of course, a Christmas list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the city that never sleeps. From the Rockafeller Center Christmas Tree, the Rockettes, Christmas markets, and many other holiday events, this city has ample attractions to spread Christmas cheer.
10. North Pole, AK
No Christmas season would be complete without a trip to THE North Pole. This quaint Alaskan town has the Christmas spirit roaring all year round.
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