The six best Christmas towns to visit around the world

North Pole, USA

Drive 15 minutes east from Alaska’s state capital Fairbanks and you’ll come across North Pole: a town with candy canes painted on the streets and festive parades throughout the summer months. 

Rovaniemi, Finland

Rovaniemi calls itself the ‘Official Hometown of Santa Claus’ and it’s hard to argue with that.  

Colmar, France

Thanks to the charming timber of its traditional architecture style,  quite a lot of the eastern French region of Alsace boasts seriously Christmassy vibes.  

Santa Claus, USA

 There are several places in the US named Santa Claus but the one in Indiana is the Christmassiest by a country mile.

Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

A fairytale-like enclave halfway between Frankfurt and Munich, Rothenburg ob der Tauber is one of Germany’s best-preserved walled towns – and it’s great for Christmas-themed holidays, no matter the season. 

Christmas, USA

Sunny Florida might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of Christmas, 

Christmas, USA

but the southern US state has an entire town named after the holiday – and, as you can imagine, it’s pretty darn Christmassy.

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