Most of us couldn't wait until Thanksgiving was over so we could quit sneaking around peppermint mochas and Christmas songs on Pandora. However, you shouldn't need to justify why you were so early on these Christmas traditions, but if you need to for next year, check this article out.
Many families enjoy staying home for the holidays, while others need to get away. If you are part of the latter group, let's continue to find out the best Christmas towns in the United States.
1. Leavenworth, WA
Most of us could have guessed Leavenworth would have easily made it in the top five. While during the wintery season, you can expect to experience everything Bavarian and everything Christmas. From the enchanted village blanketed with lights to Christkindlmarkt, a fun-filled evening full of music, a lantern parade, and crafts.
2. Branson, MO
For more than 25 years, Branson has gone all out with their Christmas events beginning in November all the way through New Year's Day. "There’s no waiting for Thanksgiving to kickoff the holidays here!" Branson offers events such as live shows, Christmas light displays, The Polar Express train ride, five million lights at Silver Dollar City, and many other special events. Making this place a family tradition for years to come.
3. Woodstock, VT
This place looks like it came off of a Christmas card. While here, visitors must check out The Woodstock Inn — a perfect place to cozy up to while enjoying the Christmas festivities. While out on the town, be sure to ride on a horse-drawn-wagon and enjoy the Christmas parade.
4. Frankenmuth, MI
During the holiday season, Frankenmuth offers everything Christmas. At their Christkindlmarkt, vendors will be offering fresh chestnuts, apple cider, and handmade garlands. Also, enjoy the sighting of Mr. and Mrs. Claus where they dine at the 160-year-old restaurant, Zehnder's. While here, be sure to enjoy the largest Christmas store at 96,000 square feet of retail space at Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland.
5. Helen, GA
You may not expect to find an Alpine, Bavarian village in Georgia, but this logging town comes to life during Christmas time. Many visitors are sure to enjoy the Festival of Trees, Christkindlmarkt, and tree lighting events in the small, downtown of Helen.
Where does your family enjoy the holidays? In unrelated news, this morbidly obese dog was abandoned, but finally gets the love he deserves!