Americans LOVE to celebrate, and some towns really go all out for the festive season.
If you want to take your kids to enjoy a day out filled with trees, lights, and Christmas cheer, you might want to head to these incredible celebrations!
About 20 minutes from Charlotte, NC, this town actually changes it's name to Christmas Town USA every December. That's commitment! Over 600,000 people visit Christmas Town USA every year, with over 375 trees all lit up Downtown. Don't miss the FREE hot chocolate and kettle corn for the first 1,000 people who visit every night!
Kozaiar's Christmas village has been a tradition since 1948, and is a big hot spot for families with small cottage dioramas and shops, and even Mr Claus himself! With over 1 million lights on display, it's really a walking chocolate box!
Ogden welcomes the holiday season each year with it's amazing Christmas village. This winter wonderland is staged in the middle of the town, with mini cottages that resemble Santa's North pole Village. There are 59 elf-sized cottages, including the Elf Workshop, Santa's Castle, and The Grinch's cottage too! Don't miss the FREE rides on the Polar Express Train, and the glow in the dark tunnel!
About an hour from Sacramento, the historic Nevada City hosts an annual Victorian Christmas festival. This former Gold Rush town has a host of historic buildings, and beautiful surroundings, giving a Christmas with a difference. It really is a Christmas Card come to life, as the city transforms into a winter wonderland of lights, authentic gas lamps, and even Victorian carolers. You are encouraged to dress up in Victorian attire to attend too!
Branson doesn't mess around when it comes to Christmas! Here, the city transforms into a huge Christmas celebration, with the Main Street being wrapped in lights and garlands, and even Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede taking place too. Don't miss a visit to the Silver Collar City's Old Time Christmas festival with it's 1,000 Christmas trees and 5 million holiday lights! There is even a roller coaster too!
Travel back to 1849 when New York declared Christmas (and July 4th and New Years Day) a state holiday! A tour guide takes you through the village streets, with music, dancing, and tree lighting. It's a great history lesson for the kids, and a great way to celebrate in a unique way! Merry Christmas! Thanks to fodors.com for the information on this page