Christmas is just a little over one month away and it is the most magical time of year. These special towns across the country know how to celebrate the holiday season and really know how to spread holiday cheer!
The east coast is always a great place to experience the holidays and small island of Nantucket in Massachusetts is one of the best cities to visit during this time of year. The town has been decorating for the holidays since the 1970s and very year they host the Christmas Stroll event. This annual event brings guests to downtown to shop along dozens of seven-foot Christmas trees that are decorated perfectly. There is also wine tastings, home tours and ghost walks. A lot of the local shops are a great place to find gifts and the entire city is covered in holiday spirit. One of the best features is at The Whale Museum. The museum displays 80 decorated trees designed by local merchants, artists and even kids.
The Greenbrier Hotel is in Lewisburg, West Virginia and it puts on one of the most amazing holiday displays in the nation. The decorations include tons of ribbons and a handful of Christmas trees. The resort is 236-years-old and is a great place for visitors to come to enjoy the holidays. The town has their own Carnegis Hall that holds an incredible concert every year put on by the West Virginia Symphony. Visitors can also shop at the town’s great local shops and delicious bakeries.
The city of Vail in Colorado is a terrific place to visit for the holidays because it is a winter wonderful during this time of year. Every December, the town hosts Snowdaze, which brings live concerts every evening in the beautiful and luscious snow. Vail also hosts the event, Holidaze, which features the tree lighting in the village during the winter solstice. Plus, the hotels and local bars are always serving up the best winter cocktails and hot chocolate to help keep you warm.
Park City, UT
Park City in Utah hosts the Electric Parade every year in late November and sparkling lights on cars, trucks and bicycles light up the mountain town. The parade is held on the popular Main Street and the bright-lit displays go down the street while classic holiday music plays in the background. Christmas Eve is a lot of fun and you can even catch Santa skiing the slopes all day. He then leads a parade down the city’s PayDay trail.
Feature image courtesy of nantucketislandresorts.com.