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50 Best Christmas Towns to Visit for the Holidays

Country Living Logo By Ann Shields of Country Living | Slide 1 of 51: Looking for a festive Christmas town to visit this year? You've come to the right place. It's been said that there's no place like home for the holidays, but we have a feeling our list of the best Christmas towns—which are towns across the country that really get in the holiday spirit with light displays, Christmas decorations, craft fairs, and other fun festivities that should definitely be on this year's bucket list—might convince you otherwise. Plus, what's more magical than taking a trip with your family and kids during the most wonderful time of the year? We know what you're thinking, of course. You're veritably obsessed with Christmas, from the sugar cookies to the outdoor decorations to the presents; what could we possibly tell you here that you don't already know? A lot, that's what! From wine country to Myrtle Beach, we bet there's a hidden gem somewhere in here you've never even heard of, let alone laid eyes on. You're probably not familiar with Santa Claus, Indiana, for instance—but believe it or not, the town has dubbed itself "America's Christmas Hometown." And we'll guess you've never touched down in a little town called North Pole, Alaska, right? There, the mayor's actual name is Santa Claus and the streets are decorated in red and white all the way through to New Year's Eve (and sometimes all year) long. We know, we know: It sounds like something out of one of your favorite winter movies. But these towns are for real—and all you have to do to witness their Hallmark-worthy magic is book your trip!

Looking for a festive Christmas town to visit this year? You've come to the right place. It's been said that there's no place like home for the holidays, but we have a feeling our list of the best Christmas towns—which are towns across the country that really get in the holiday spirit with light displays, Christmas decorations, craft fairs, and other fun festivities that should definitely be on this year's bucket list—might convince you otherwise. Plus, what's more magical than taking a trip with your family and kids during the most wonderful time of the year?

We know what you're thinking, of course. You're veritably obsessed with Christmas, from the sugar cookies to the outdoor decorations to the presents; what could we possibly tell you here that you don't already know? A lot, that's what! From wine country to Myrtle Beach, we bet there's a hidden gem somewhere in here you've never even heard of, let alone laid eyes on. You're probably not familiar with Santa Claus, Indiana, for instance—but believe it or not, the town has dubbed itself "America's Christmas Hometown." And we'll guess you've never touched down in a little town called North Pole, Alaska, right? There, the mayor's actual name is Santa Claus and the streets are decorated in red and white all the way through to New Year's Eve (and sometimes all year) long. We know, we know: It sounds like something out of one of your favorite winter movies. But these towns are for real—and all you have to do to witness their Hallmark-worthy magic is book your trip!

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