The Best Christmas Towns In America According to Research

The Best Christmas Towns In America, According to Research

December 17, 2021

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… just about everywhere. However, some cities are more festive than others when it comes to showing off their holiday cheer. A new survey highlights the best Christmas towns in the country and where you should visit if you want to enjoy an extra festive holiday this year.

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Compiling data on 152 famous Christmas towns in America, MyDatingAdviser has come up with a list of the top 25 best cities for families to visit at Christmas time. The research focused on 21 key metrics including holiday activities, holiday food, weather, hotels, and more.

The Best Christmas Town In America

Taking the number spot as the best city to visit for Christmas is Helen, Georgia. Formerly a logging town at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this quaint spot has reinvented itself as a Bavarian village. Every December the town of Helen comes to life with the Festival of Trees, an auction featuring artist-decorated trees. The town also hosts a Kinderfest, a Christkindlmarkt, and a tree lighting ceremony at the center of the Alpine-themed village.

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photo: Jeff Gunn via Flickr

The Top 25 Best Christmas Towns

The complete list of the top Christmas towns includes:

  1. Helen, Georgia
  2. Blue Ridge, Georgia
  3. Carmel-by-the-Sea, California
  4. Leavenworth, Washington
  5. New Hope, Pennsylvania
  6. Pine Mountain, Georgia
  7. Ligonier, Pennsylvania
  8. Jacksonville, Oregon
  9. Gatlinburg, Tennessee
  10. McAdenville, North Carolina
  11. Dahlonega, Georgia
  12. Bernville, Pennsylvania
  13. Valley Junction, Iowa
  14. Breckenridge, Colorado
  15. Williamsburg, Virginia
  16. Ogunquit, Maine
  17. Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
  18. Hershey, Pennsylvania
  19. Galena, Illinois
  20. Solvang, California
  21. Shepherdstown, West Virginia
  22. Virginia City, Nevada
  23. Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
  24. Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
  25. Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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The Best of the Best

In addition to ranking the top 25 most festive Christmas towns, they also broke down their data into specific lists, like the tastiest holiday foods available and the best weather forecast for a white Christmas. The number one city for Most Christmas activities is McAdenville, North Carolina. Taking the top spot for Best for Food is Bernville, Pennsylvania. The best holiday-themed hotels can be found in Valley Junction, Iowa. The holiday weather forecast is the most promising in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

Have you visited any of the best Christmas towns in America? Share your experience with us in the Local Anchor Facebook community.

Featured photo: Steven Van Elk via Unsplash

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