The Best American Towns to Spend Christmas This Year

We’re already halfway through November and if you haven’t planned your holiday vacations yet, well, I got you covered.

Christmas is a great time to travel, especially in other countries where you can discover, explore and experience how other cultures celebrate this yuletide season.  But if you are just about to plan out your international trip, I’m pretty sure the prices are already soaring high at this time.

But who says that you need to go out of the country to have a unique holiday experience?  Here are 5 American Towns  where you can spend a unique and fun Christmas this year:

Woodstock, Vermont

For a more traditional Christmas celebration, head to the snowy town of Woodstock in Vermont and experience various festivities such as Christmas Concerts, a lantern parade called “A River of Light in Waterbury,” and of course, the Winter Wassail Weekend, which is one of Vermont’s Top Ten Winter Events.

The highlight of this 2-day event is the parade of more than fifty horses and riders in fine Victorian holiday attire, as well as carolers and other participants in their best holiday costumes – just like in the Hallmark movies and Christmas cards.

Delray Beach, Florida

Take a break from your usual White Christmas celebration and experience a beachy holiday in this coastal city in Palm Beach County, Florida.  Each year, tourists and locals flock to Delware Beach to see the famous 100-ft Christmas Tree.  Their holiday calendar is also filled with month-long celebrations and festivities that you’ll surely enjoy.

Newport Beach, California

You’ll love the spectacular display of beautifully decorated yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes with extravagant holiday lights and special effects in Newport Beach’s Christmas Boat Parade. & Holiday Lights Cruises.  There are many public viewing spots, as well as dining options where you can dine while watching the extravagant show.  But, you can also reserve a private charter where you and your group of friends can participate in the parade.

Santa Claus, Indiana

What better way to spend a fun Christmas than visiting a town named “Santa Claus?”  This town in Indiana is home to a Santa Claus Museum, Santa’s Candy Castle, the World’s Oldest Santa Statue and more Santa-themed attractions.  It’s a perfect Christmas destination that you and our grand kids will enjoy.

Paso Robles, California

Wine and Christmas sound like a good pair, right?  Spend the holidays in this city known for its wineries and olive groves.  Go on low-key tastings, watch music performances, see hostoric homes decoraed for the holidays, and participate in many gift-giving opportunities.

About Toni Marie

Toni is a contributing author. In addition to writing about the Baby Boomer generation, she also likes to write about relationships and health.
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