5 Christmas-Themed Towns Around The Country That Bring The Good Ol’ Holly Jolly Fun
It’s that time of year again — the season when we start blasting Mariah Carey at every possible moment with a little Michael Bublé sprinkled in for good luck. But there are some spots that keep the winter festivities going all year ’round, courtesy of their names. Here are some of the United States’ Christmas namesake towns and what they’ve got going on for the holiday season.
1. Santa Claus, Indiana
Here in Santa Claus, volunteers answer letters to Santa Claus from kids around the world. There’s actually an entire festival dedicated to the holiday tradition, including a parade, a lights display and a candy castle.
2. North Pole, Alaska
This might not be the actual, literal North Pole, but we say it’s close enough. You’ve got snow. You’ve got reindeer. You’ll even find Santa’s workshop — and if you’re lucky, you’ll get a chance to chat with the man himself.
3. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
This Pennsylvania town claims the nickname “Christmas Town USA” and no detail is spared to turn it into Christmas paradise. Every light post in the town is adorned with garlands and festive lights, and there’s a German-style Christkindlmarkt for gift shopping and snacking.
4. Santa Claus, Georgia
This tiny town in Georgia also gets bulk mail from holiday card senders around the world for the sole sake of getting that Santa Claus postage stamp. But you can also find themed streets like Candy Cane Road, December Drive, Rudolph Way and Dancer, Prancer and Sleigh streets here.
5. Christmas, Michigan
From the giant Santa signs around town to the Santa’s workshop full of toys and knick-knacks, you’ll find plenty of holly jolliness in Christmas. The Upper Peninsula town is also a great place for winter sports, such as snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and winter wonderland walks.