10 Best Christmas Towns in the USA

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Highlights in the Myrtle Beach area include the Festival of Trees at Ripley's Aquarium, which features themed trees for each of the 50 states, and the twinkling Christmas trees and 2,700 hand-lit candles at Brookgreen Gardens.

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe is always distinctive, and the city proves it once more during the Christmas season with its holiday customs.

Annapolis, Maryland

This Chesapeake Bay military community celebrates the holidays with lots of pomp, circumstance, and tailgating. 

Newport, Rhode Island

If a flashing-neon-colored holiday makes you cringe, head to this gorgeous town in Rhode Island, where only white lights are encouraged on homes and restaurants, to conjure an old-fashioned candlelit vibe. 

Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

In this community in northwest Florida, the start of high season falls during the holiday season.

Healdsburg, California

Healdsburg, California is a charming Sonoma County town known for great restaurants and even better wineries.

Paso Robles, California

Wineries offer low-key tastings, musical performances, and fantastic gift opportunities around the holidays.

Leavenworth, Washington

Christmas is chock-full with holiday activities like gingerbread house displays, carolers, and ornament giveaways.

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Winter's a festive time to explore its 10-acre time capsule, the Strawbery Banke Museum

Telluride, Colorado

This time of year, the charm of Telluride's delightfully eccentric town is evident.

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