Christmas Eve is a beautiful occasion, which should be spent in the glorious towns with a different number of events and festivals.
Almost every area becomes crowded at Christmas Eve, and people tend to seek any exciting place to spend their Christmas Eve, less crowded and more enjoyable. Here you are going to get some incredible options where the Christmas Eve holiday can spend joyfully across America. For your Christmas Eve holiday, consider these charming towns where you can enjoy illuminated parades, snow-capped roofs and sparkling lights. The list of these nine destinations offers plenty of Christmas Eve spirit full of fun activities, from train rides into the snowy hills to five-day-long holiday parades.
So, have a very merry Christmas Eve in these nine small towns that go all out for Christmas Eve.
1. North Pole: Home of Santa Claus
This place keeps the Christmas Eve all live long. From a 15-minute drive from south of Fairbanks, you can easily get to the North Pole and enjoy the feature holidays and trimmings all year even if it is eighty degrees in July. The streets like Kris Kringle and Mistletoe Lane can give a sparkling light on your trip.
Con Miler played the role of Santa Claus when the spirit of Christmas Eve was started in the North Pole and later on, a trading post was named as Santa Claus House. This Santa’s house is now very famous for endless aisles of Christmas Eve ornaments, a statue of Santa in highway and many more.
The Christmas Eve activities never end in this town, but in December it comes alive with special events. The famous ice contest which invites all the beautiful sculptures of ice from all around the country is one of the best actors in the North Pole. More than 400,000 pieces of letters are received at the North Pole Post. Each team of the community try to answer each of them.
The best restaurant where the best-featured food is available is “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” which is an ideal place to visit in Fairbanks areas. The other popular site in the North Pole is Chena Lakes along with swimming beach, canoe rentals and paved bike trails. The best place to stay is Hotel North Pole starting from $114 per night.
2. Santa Claus: America’s Christmas Hometown
Santa Claus is one of the best small towns that go all out for Christmas Eve in Indiana. Plan the special three-weekends in Santa Claus and enjoy the most incredible events over the town, providing a very merry getaway during this beautiful during the wonderful times of the year.
To learn the magical story of this town, visit the Santa Claus Museum and pose for a family photo in front of 22-foot-tall Santa statue. Do get the best Christmas dinner with Santa at Santa’s Lodge and also treat yourself with delicious homemade dishes from Santa’s Candy Castle.
The enjoyable traditions include Santa Claus Christmas Parade, the Santa Claus Arts & Crafts Show, the Festival of Lights and Dancer’s Dash 5K. Thousands of people write a letter to Santa in the Santa Claus Post Office and get a reply from the jolly guy before Christmas Eve.
Some exciting events were organized this year. Some of them chat with an elf on the North Pole Network and Christmas Crèches on Display. These two events are going to be enjoyable. A variety of Christmas crèches are also displayed such as glass, stones, ceramic and glazed tiles. The most special Catherine A. Smith Nativity Collection was also included in this collection.
The best package that was offered this year by Rudolph’s Family was incredible. They provided a sip hot cocoa in front of the fireplace and allowed to participate in different family activities. A two-night stay in Rudolph’s Christmas Cabin with two passes to Santa Claus Land of Lights and breakfast was worth it, just for $325 + tax.
3. Leavenworth: Washington State’s Bavarian Village
The Christmas Eve holiday becomes much better when you spend it in this small town named “Bavarian village” in Leavenworth. It offers a wide variety of specular winter activities and endless holiday cheer.
The best event that organized this year was “The Christmas Lighting Festival”. For a dazzling display, over half a million lights are illuminated. Some other activities are also organized in Front Street Park. “Winter Wonderland” is a special event which contains different concerts, cider tastings and spiced wines. The other Christmas-themed entertainment was offered at The Leavenworth Christmas Market where a wide array of German food, handmade arts & crafts, unique goods and a lantern parade was also available. This place is best to do your Christmas shopping and collect as many things you can.
The Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum which is a beloved Christmas Eve icon was full of 6,000 incredible nutcrackers, dating back nearly 500 years! The tour was given by Karl, a nutcracker mascot which was terrific. The Christmas Eve is incomplete with the jingle bells on a horse-drawn sleigh which offered a fantastic ride through Leavenworth’s forests showing the beauty of snowy mountains. The best opportunities for skiing were also provided in the Northwest, with an adventurous, thrilling race down the slopes of ski resorts.
Leavenworth, WA Christmas Eve was the best hotel which offered scheduled bed & breakfasts with lots of comforts and luxuries. Gourmet breakfast delivered straight to door, rustic-style guest suites and lots of amenities is not a bad deal in $200 only.
4. Branson: Discover the best trails of light during Christmas Eve
The Christmas Eve in Branson immediately starts after Halloween and runs through New Year’s Day. This year was fully organized with many different activities. Especially for Christmas Eve season, many different Christmas shows were arranged through a live concert. The trail of lights at Shepherd of the Hills stay lit even after the show is over. The show was organized by The Brett Family who gave the audience just what the doctor ordered!!
A full tour of the city provided an incredible opportunity to see and visit over a hundred areas with most interesting, colourful and unique Christmas Eve tree displays. The traditional evergreens adorned in lights, and tinsel ornaments were incredible creativity I’ve ever seen. Two Christmas parades are organized every year; “Branson Adoration Parade” and “Most Wonderful Time of Year parade” that is worth watching. Another interesting event includes “Silver Dollar City”, a celebration with a spectacular display of lights comfort foods and Broadway-style shows. This festival organized on November 3 with a special “white glove” charity event. A traditional train ride abroad the Polar Express on the Branson Scenic Railway, built in 1985, is amazing. The trip is full of different experiences including story reading, carols from the motion picture soundtrack, cookies and complimentary hot cocoa.
Big Cedar Lodge offers a best Christmas Stay, with a variety of Christmas Eve activities. Ornament making, carriage rides, breakfast with Santa, wreath and gingerbread house decorating are part of those activities. This best offer is available for just $146.62.
5. Andalusia: Spending Christmas Eve in Wonderland
This small town is full of surprises that go all out for Christmas Eve. Besides the snow, the best thing in this town is opening in Candy land with no charge for admission on every weekend of December. This season was full of the outdoor ice-skating rink and snow-tubing hill rival in the north of Mason-Dixon. The brand new Polar Bear Tubing Hill in Candy land offered a little festive competition with a friend. Every weekend was packed with fun winter activities including snow show and candy land village playground. The afternoons were full of sipping hot cocoa and taking beautiful snapshots with lovely Christmas Eve characters.
Some of the themed play cottages allow many kids to enjoy its activities. These cottages are full of fun-filled train rides and festive light show. Some amazing Christmas movies are also organized on Friday Show. “A Christmas Carol” and “It’s a wonderful life” are the usual movies.
The most incredible place to stay Andalusia is Melia Costa Del Sol with amenities such as free Wi-Fi, hot pool and many unusual Christmas activities only in $83 per night.
6. Beaufort: Enjoy some best downtown parties
This beautiful town of North Carolina is full of different wonders at Christmas Eve. As soon as December comes, this city converts into holiday activities. An annual night at the beginning of December is full of street downtown parties.
Customers can get the best Christmas Eve souvenirs in the late night as the shops remain open till late night. More than 25 years ago, a festival related to trees started. It is still celebrated on 4th to 6th of December as a continued tradition. Also, enjoy the best wine, music and foods in a gala. On 8th of December, waterfront organized a parade. Along the Beaufort River, the holiday boat was fully decorated with local lights. The view was really beautiful.
Town of Post Royal organized a Golf Cart Parade which hosted through the Old Village Streets. The parade was full of enjoyment and fun with the tour of Paris Avenue and Live Oak Park. A musical festival stage performance displayed in the Sea Islands of historic Beaufort South Carolina is has become a holiday favourite.
The audience also enjoys the dancing, foot stopping singing and soul-stirring. They also organized a special event for kids at the end of December. This event contained many unusual activities such as building a snowman, face paintings, snowball fight and much more.
The Pigeon Forge Hotel provided the best opportunity to avail their incredible amenities and events. The best suite is available at $98.94.
7. Woodstock: A winter wonderland of fun
Enjoy the most incredible weekend of your in Woodstock, one of the best town that goes all out for Christmas Eve. Woodstock is usually known as a winter wonderland of fun. Different types of events and activities organized in the beautiful areas of Vermont. These events were based on three days. Multiple concerts, parade, film screenings and much was a part of this year’s nonstop schedule.
Some historical events and interactive programs organized on Friday, December 7th. They also gave a chance to make your ancient ornament. Also, Pentangle Arts organized to watch a film screening. The name of the movie was “The Holiday” which is a part of Pentangle Arts Wassail Weekend movie series.
Saturday started with little hot “breakfast with Santa” at Woodstock Little Theatre. The tours to gorgeously decorated historic homes organized. The annual Woodstock Wassail Parade was an incredible event and the biggest highlight of this year. But you have to secure the seats on the Village Green to get the best views.
A holiday concert “Nova Scotia’s Powerhouse Coig”, the most exciting new North American Celtic groups, presented an evening of fiery Celtic holiday tunes. Woodstock Wassail Weekend lodging offers many visitors to get their best souvenir. This incredible lodging is known as “The prettiest little town in America”.
Woodstock farmhouse offers a relaxation point at Deer Brook Inn with lots of historical events.
8. Durango: Pick up your favourite Santa Claus
The winter activities in Durango extends the entire month of December. The little mountains in town become alive and adventurous for all the adventure seekers across the country. This small town offers too much during the Christmas Eve season.
The best part is the ski trip in snowy wonderland of Durango. It offers to see the sceptical view of locations each with a different experience. Biking in the snow is also a favorite activity that can be performed in the cool ski towns of Durango. Another exciting activity in Durango is picking up Santa from the Polar Express train, fun for all ages.
A purgatory resort, available in the heart of downtown Durango offers some winter sports and activities. The best place to stay in Durango in the busy weekend is ‘Colorado Dude Ranch’ which also offers a week packed full of family adventures only in $395.28.
9. Williamsburg: The freedom to be festive
The holiday season in Williamsburg offers the freedom to be festive!
Say hello to the Santa and enjoy unique shopping and dining!
The beautiful dazzling lights at Busch Gardens gives the most incredible and glowing view. World’s most amazing theme park displayed some wonderful traditions of Ireland, Germany, France and Italy. Ireland’s Abbey Stone organized different concerts and shows. It is a theater which is very well known its traditional programs. This town also organized a two festive community tree lighting event. Williamsburg was the first town in which this event started first.
Explore this beautiful town that goes all out for the Christmas Eve season, by getting a reasonable package from Virginia’s different Resorts and Lodges.