25 best Christmas towns in the USA for a winter getaway

Park City, Utah

You're sure to experience a white Christmas this year thanks to Park City, which is situated in the Utah mountains..

Cape Cod, Massachusetts

 The seaside town is perfect for a bit of Christmas and a bit of the ocean, complete with parades and theater productions.

Ann Arbor, Michigan

The home of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor is a quaint town with tons of holiday-themed events, from German food markets to live music to a carol sing-along. 

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Check out sunny California's Carmel-by-the-Sea if you want to escape the cold and choose a warmer, more coastal vacation.

Woodstock, Vermont

Woodstock is the quintessential Hallmark town, with tons of charm.

Annapolis, Maryland

An annual lighted boat parade in December in Annapolis completes the city's holiday celebrations,

Annapolis, Maryland

which also feature opulent Victorian homes and a stunning Christmas tree on the dock.

Duluth, Minnesota

The city also sets up a Christmas village and has a scenic train ride along Lake Superior to tie the bow on top!

Newport, Rhode Island

Newport, a seaside community, hosts a month-long holiday festival that includes a yearly tree lighting, concerts, tours of its stately mansions, and more.

St. Augustine, Florida

To experience festive cheer in the sun with Christmas lights, charming décor, and other holiday activities, 

St. Augustine, Florida

head to St. Augustine. Furthermore, if you prefer a tropical vacation, the beach is nearby!

Sheridan, Wyoming

If you want that small-town, Hallmark holiday movie feel, check out Sheridan in the Equality State. 

Nantucket, Massachusetts

Nantucket also has an annual Christmas stroll, but this one has that classic New England charm to it.

Williamsburg, Virginia

A spectacular display of fireworks and a historic gun salute cap off the holiday season. 

Williamsburg, Virginia

You can also visit Christmas Town at Busch Gardens for a more sedate holiday celebration.. 

Greenville, South Carolina

Greenville will bring all of the holiday magic (and perhaps some warm weather, too!) with its lit-up streets, miniature ice rink, and tree-lighting ceremonies.

Blue Ridge, Georgia

Add Blue Ridge to your list of holiday destinations if you're searching for some Southern charm this season.

Taos, New Mexico

Taos Pueblo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, honors its Indigenous culture by hosting 

Taos, New Mexico

a religious procession every Christmas Eve in the Indigenous community with bonfires, lights and a historic gun salute.

Branson, Missouri

Head to the Midwest to experience Branson's Ozark Mountain Christmas festival, a monthlong celebration with music, shows and lights. 

North Pole, Alaska

It's possible that this town is the closest you'll ever come to the actual North Pole, and it's always festive there!

Santa Claus, Indiana

For another year-round holiday treat, head to Indiana's Santa Claus, which calls itself "America's Christmas Hometown."

Franklin, Tennessee

An entire weekend of Dickens-related events is held in the town as part of the annual Dickens of a Christmas festival. Franklin also presents a Victorian village with foods from that era.

Big Spring, Texas

 Big Spring goes big on holiday spirit, including Hotel Settles, which has a beautifully decorated lobby and massive Christmas tree (and some presents underneath!).

Asheville, North Carolina

During the holiday season, the historic Biltmore mansion in Asheville is decked out to the nines with garlands, lights, ribbons, and more.

Durango, Colorado

A historic mining town, Durango puts its local steam engine to festive use with wintery rides through the scenic mountains.

Darby, Montana

The city offers many festive activities, such as horseback riding and ice fishing, along with plenty of holiday decorations to make the experience complete.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

A modest Pennsylvania town, Bethlehem brings the small-town charm to Christmas without breaking the bank. 

New York, New York

You can stroll through one of the many holiday markets, like the one in Bryant Park, or go ice skating while admiring the famous Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. Opportunities abound in this 

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