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12 Old-Fashioned Christmas Towns You Should Visit

Reader's Digest Logo By Jill Glesson and Lori Vanover for Country Magazine of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 12: Dotted with delightful settlements between stretches of magnificent forest and all that deep blue water, the southern Finger Lakes region transports visitors back to a simpler era during the holidays. Hornell is transformed into Whoville, with a Grinch-themed parade and townsfolk dressing as their favorite Dr. Seuss characters on November 30. Also, the nearby town of Corning hosts Sparkle on December 1, with carolers, fireworks, and photos with Santa in his Crystal House. For more holiday nostalgia, get a look at these rare, vintage photos of Christmases past.

Corning & Hornell, New York

Dotted with delightful settlements between stretches of magnificent forest and all that deep blue water, the southern Finger Lakes region transports visitors back to a simpler era during the holidays. Hornell is transformed into Whoville, with a Grinch-themed parade and townsfolk dressing as their favorite Dr. Seuss characters on November 30. Also, the nearby town of Corning hosts Sparkle on December 1, with carolers, fireworks, and photos with Santa in his Crystal House. For more holiday nostalgia, get a look at these rare, vintage photos of Christmases past.
© Courtesy The Corning Museum of Glass

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