The Christmas season is about to get underway as the last of the Thanksgiving leftovers are eaten and the calendar turns to December.
You won't have to travel very far if you're looking for a winter holiday (without the snow) and expecting to stay in a little town straight out of a Hallmark made-for-TV movie.
Only one California town made the list of the 21 best small towns to visit for Christmas on the website Tripstodiscover.com, which offers advice and resources for travel planning.
According to the website, Solvang is the best town in California to visit during the holiday season.
The sleepy town with European-style architecture and sensibilities is situated in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley in the Santa Barbara County wine region, and the town definitely goes all out for Christmas.