America’s Best Towns for the Holidays

The holiday season provides each one of us with the opportunity to enjoy ourselves by spending quality time with loved ones and creating long-lasting memories. One of the best ways to celebrate this holiday season is finding the perfect spot that brings forth the holiday spirit by including everything from twinkling lights, music, decorations, holiday markets, towering Christmas trees, and so forth.

Some towns around the United States take the holiday season several notches higher, with spectacular lights, contests, parades, ceremonies, and more. These towns change the Christmas season into an experience of a lifetime that draws people from all corners of the globe. Our Group Travel Service has done the ground work for you and compiled some of the best towns in the U.S. you can visit for a good time this holiday season. Take a quick look.

Ogden, Utah

Celebrations in this great railway town located in Northern Utah start from the Saturday after Thanksgiving and runs all the way to January 1st the next year. Enjoy magnificent light displays and decorations that stay on in the downtown area throughout the period. The town has also created a replica of Santa’s Village at the North Pole consisting of 55 model cottages each with their own theme including the Grinch and the Elf Workshop. Together with the Christmas lights, this Christmas Village draws thousands of visitors every year.

To kick off the celebration, each year the Electric Light Parade fills the streets with performers, elaborate floats, and holiday themes to open the Christmas Village. On this day, even Santa makes an appearance to flip the switch that illuminates this whole town and introduces the holiday spirit. Visit Ogden with your family to shop at Santa’s store and get enchanted by the millions of lights that illuminate the village this time of year.

Vail, Colorado

Every year when the holiday season sets in, this incredible town turns into a true Christmas town with all sorts of holiday activities to take part in. First of all, Vail boasts of over 52,000 acres of ski and snowboard terrain that becomes magical during this snowy, holiday period.

Enjoy events and festivities such as Snowdaze, which holds live concerts every night in the fresh snow. Another festival, Holidaz, is a celebration that involves some incredible fireworks display, a tree lighting ceremony, and a torchlight parade on New Year’s Eve.

Naples, Florida

In case you would love to travel somewhere with a festive ambiance but without all the cold, then Naples, Florida should be at the top of your list. Here, you will find the holiday mood you are looking for, numerous luxury stores to pick from and great dining options all in warm weather.

Throughout the holiday season, the Third Street South is set aside as the official holiday street complete with a giant Christmas tree, twinkling lights, and red and silver Christmas decorations. This is where most of the festive events take place, Santa comes to visit the street during this season, and snow falls out of the lampposts on the street. It’s simply magical.