Thanksgiving is over so we can officially start obsessing about Christmas. The festive feel this time of year has many people wishing for a quick celebratory getaway where Christmas spirit is everywhere.
The good news is that there are plenty of big cities as well as small towns and villages in the country where locals, mesmerized by Christmas, have turned them into charming holiday playgrounds that kids – and adults – will love. Many have some unique traditions of their own.
Every place on the list – from a snowy wonderland in the Pacific Northwest down to sunny Alabama – offers many enchanting Christmas experiences – from craft fairs and reindeer sleigh rides to winter safaris and fire dances.
From wine country to beach towns, you may have never even heard of some of the places on this list, at least not in any Christmas fun capacity. But some of these hidden gems attract thousands of visitors every year from the U.S. and all over the world
Already feeling like the only thing that can make this time of year more magical is taking a trip with your family?