5 North America Places That Go All Out During The Holidays
The festive season during the holidays are infectious, more so in North America places where a number of different states go all out with their decorations. Life-sized Christmas villages, the search for the best hot cocoas, and beautiful lights illuminating the town — it's impossible to miss such a celebration!
To really get into the festivities, here are 5 cities and towns in North America where they make celebrating the holidays feel like you're having the merriest Christmas of your life:
McAdenville (North Carolina)
McAdenville is named Christmas Town USA for a very good reason. The moment you step foot in this town during the month of December, 375 lighted trees welcome you along with a number of Christmas displays to wow you for the rest of your life.
McAdenville's Christmas Town USA brings in over 600,000 visitors each year just to see the lights and enjoy the events. It has become a tradition for everyone in McAdenville to see their town turn into a Christmas wonderland. Be entertained by the singing of the choirs and carolers. Experience their annual Yule Log Parade. The events start from November 30 to December 26 this year so don't forget to visit McAdenville for a one of a kind Christmas experience.
Viyahe tip: Visit early and receive yummy treats! Christmas Town USA offers free kettle corn and hot chocolate to their first 1,000 visitors.
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Experience Christmas as if you're in the Alps just by visiting Leavenworth's Bavarian village. It's truly one of the North American places to see during the holidays: beautiful with their Village of Lights and majestic with the backdrop of the mountains surrounding the place. It will make you feel as if you left for Europe for the holidays.
Starting November 30, every Friday is filled with Christmas lights, carols, concerts and visits from jolly old St. Nick. Shop for nutcrackers for your home decorations; they're surely available in several stores! Check out their Gluhwein Tent and try out their hot spiced wine. Check out the weekend schedule of different events catered to your amusement and plan ahead.
Viyahe tip: Join in the fun and go sledding, skiing and snowboarding there to truly feel the holiday spirit. Inquire at Leavenworth.org for more details.
In December, one of the most highly anticipated events by everyone in town is the opening of a Christmas Village in Bernville, Pennsylvania. Known as Koziar's Christmas Village, this holiday attraction is like stepping into a Christmas card bringing about nostalgia and wonder.
The Christmas Village has been around for 70 years. What started as just William Koziar decorating for the holidays for his family has now turned into a town event where everyone is welcome to admire the Christmas decorations, lights, trees and villages both located inside and outside the barn where it is all housed.
Koziar's Christmas Village is open every night until January 1st. There is an admission fee of $10.00 for kids ages 4 to 10 years old, $12.00 for people ages 11 to 64 and a special discounted price of $11.00 for senior citizens ages 65 and up. Kids that are 3 years old and below are free of charge.
Viyahe tip: Plan your trip to Bernville ahead of time and get there as early as you can. Koziar's Christmas Village is a popular attraction that it reels in so many visitors especially on the weekends. Expect heavy traffic when you go on a Saturday.
Visit Santa's Village at Ogden, Utah, famous for their Christmas village situated in the middle of town. Small miniature cottages, each with different themes that make up Santa's Village, brighten up a part of downtown. What makes it all complete is you can visit Santa himself.
Ride on the Polar Express and pass through a glow-in-the dark tunnel. Check out the remarkable arrangement of Christmas lights. Admission is free so bring your friends and family to enjoy this magical display.
Viyahe tip: Take your time in visiting Santa's Village. It runs until January 1st so you can have more time to include this on your Holiday schedule.
Live shows, Christmas lights and festivals. This is how Branson, Missouri celebrates the holidays. The Christmas spirit in this side of town is so infectious they start right off the beginning of November.
Watch the Christmas live shows performed during the season. Marvel at 1,000 lighted Christmas trees. Revel in old time traditional Christmas music that will bring back memories. Be amazed by the 5-story Christmas tree with its special effects. Whatever activity you decide to do, Christmas in Branson will definitely be felt by their festivities.
Viyahe tip: Ride on the Polar Express and tour the Ozark Mountains. There will be hot chocolate and cookie treats given out throughout the ride.