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These Are The World's Most Magical Christmas Villages to Visit This Year

Oprah Magazine Logo By Nadine Jolie Courtney of Oprah Magazine | Slide 1 of 20: Carolers, hot chocolate, holiday decorations galore…celebrating Christmas is an art form, and these small towns have perfected it, spreading cheer every December. A Santa in the square? Child’s play. Here, villages turn storybook Christmases straight out of a Dickens novel into reality, taking celebrations to the next level in the form of parades, unique trees, miles of ornate lighting displays, pageants, and enough chestnuts and cocoa to send the elves into hibernation. If you want to feel like you're stepping inside your favorite magical holiday flick, visit one of these best Christmas villages and towns in the U.S., Germany, and around the world.

Carolers, hot chocolate, holiday decorations galore…celebrating Christmas is an art form, and these small towns have perfected it, spreading cheer every December. A Santa in the square? Child’s play. Here, villages turn storybook Christmases straight out of a Dickens novel into reality, taking celebrations to the next level in the form of parades, unique trees, miles of ornate lighting displays, pageants, and enough chestnuts and cocoa to send the elves into hibernation. If you want to feel like you're stepping inside your favorite magical holiday flick, visit one of these best Christmas villages and towns in the U.S., Germany, and around the world.

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