When you start hearing melodies from famous carols like “Jingle Bells,” “All I want for Christmas is you,” and “Silent Night,”; you start getting a vibe that Christmas is approaching and it’s time to start preparing for the most awaited celebration of the year.
Most of the Americans prefer spending their holidays with their family, and for them, Christmas is all about good cheer, cookies, and relaxation.
Don’t you think the idea of “Home for Holiday” is so old school? Christmas fun should not be limited to filling your belly with delicious food and doing nothing extravagant.
Christmas vacation is the most wonderful time of the year that offers you with the opportunity to plan a holiday; in fact, it is a popular time to get away.
This season, we suggest you to do Christmas in a different way in a different city. We have come up with 7 best U.S. destinations that you can consider visiting for Christmas celebration in 2020.
It’s never too soon to think of Christmas getaway!
- New York City
If you wish to spend your Christmas holidays as those you have seen in movies or Instagram feed of the celebrities; no city is best then New York City, which turns more gorgeous during the Christmas or New Year. In Big Apple, Christmas holidays is that time of the year, when storefronts on every street and vicinity are festooned with beautiful decorations.
The bustling neighborhood of Manhattan turns out into a shopping dreamland, where you can buy unique Christmas gifts for your family and friends. Adding on, most of the stores have holiday-themed windows for shoppers that let you to avail great deals.
- Washington, D.C.
If you want to celebrate your Christmas holidays in a patriotic way, then what could be better than planning a trip to Washington, D.C. During Christmas, the National Christmas Tree, located south of the White House, is the prime attraction. It is an annual tradition to light up the tree since 1923, which features a giant decorated Christmas tree along with 56 small trees that symbolize 50 states, five territories, and the District of Columbia.
Travel enthusiasts will also get to see beautifully curated state-of-the-art light installations, which brings the town into a life.
- McAdenville, North Carolina
What if you get a chance to visit “Christmas Town” here in the USA? Isn’t it great? Near Charlotte, there is a beautiful town known as McAdenville, which changes its name as “Christmas Town USA” in the month of December. It welcomes more than 600,000 visitors every year, who travel to this magical world to celebrate Christmas. You would find over 375 Christmas trees that dazzle the entire town with its glowing red, white, and green lights. Moreover, you can also get a chance to get hands-on free hot chocolate and kettle corn, if you are lucky enough to be in the first 1,000 attendees.
- Leavenworth, Washington
Settled at the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, Leavenworth in Washington is undoubtedly one of the top picks for the Christmas holidays. Just two hours’ drive from Seattle, this alluring Bavarian town covered with snow transforms into a winter wonderland during Christmas time, featuring over 500,000 lights, caroling, holiday shopping, sledding, sleigh rides, Santa visits. Without deliberation, you would see the school book Christmas story coming true in front of your eyes.
- North Pole, Alaska
If you like the idea of cold, white Christmas, and real-life Santa Claus in the United States, then the North Pole, then Alaska is the ideal destination for you. This beautiful snowy hamlet features Santa Claus House, live reindeer, and Christmas-themed ice art sculptures. Travel enthusiasts can enjoy dog sledding and a glimpse of Northern Lights. Additionally, it also has the world’s largest Santa statue.
- Durango, Colorado
Durango in Colorado is undoubtedly the most happening Christmas destination in the USA. It offers snowy slopes and Victorian-style Christmas. However, Chris Van Allsburg’s magical Polar Express is the best thing about Durango. As we all know, December is full of cheer, Christmas cookies, and surprises; it also brings historic depot of Durango come to life. From Thanksgiving, you can get in your pajamas and board the famous Polar Express, which uses the steam engine. Enjoy the ride, sing the famous Christmas carols, and witness mesmerizing wintry setting at its best.
- Ogden, Utah
Odgen is a fascinating town in Utah, which is best known for its adventurous winter sports like skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and annual Christmas Village celebrations. However, this thriving mountain town has its other side that showcases entirely different Ogden. According to the historical records, it has the oldest European settlement in Utah and a major railroad town of the 19th century.
You can plan your trip to Odgen during the Christmas holidays. The town literally gets transformed into a “bed of stars.” We suggest you to arrive at this magical town during the Electric Light Parade celebration, which is an opening ceremony that remarks the start of Christmas holidays for Ogden’s Christmas Village. You would get to see extravagant performances, spell-bound events, and enticing floats.
Christmas is a popular time to get away! So, what are you waiting for? Start planning your holiday today. If you consider any of the above-mentioned destinations for your Christmas, then do share your experience in the comment section. Moreover, if you find any other alluring Christmas getaway in America, then share it with us and our readers.