Tis the Season to Be Jolly: 7 Most Charming Christmas Festivals in America

When it comes to the holiday season, you always want to look for the most fun and interesting ways to spend it so that it’s memorable for the rest of your life. And you’re not going to do that sitting at home all winter, waiting for the snow to melt.

Christmas fireplace

 Instead, consider attending one of the most interesting Christmas festivals on this list so that you have memories you can keep with you forever.

The Enzian Inn in Leavenworth, Washington

One of the top things to do during Christmas season is to snuggle in for the night at a place with a great view. Leavenworth promises to provide you with that with its Bavarian-style village. It’s a charming place to be throughout the year, but during Christmas, it has at least 21 miles of carolers, beautiful Christmas lights, and a plethora of holiday food for you to indulge in.

The Williamsburg Inn in Williamsburg, Virginia

When it comes to the holidays, Williamsburg knows how to do it right. Every single home has a lit candle in their windows, which is a tradition that dates back to the age of Independence. The cobblestone streets will whisk you back in time and there are carolers who go around by torchlight, serenading each person they pass by.

The Woodstock Inn and Resort in Woodstock, Vermont

Christmas is the best time to take a trip to this wonderful little town, especially during Woodstock Wassail Weekend. Not only are there carolers but there are also parades of horses and buggies to really get you into the Christmas spirit. Historic homes and farms are also open for the season, so you can walk around and take in all this town has to offer.

The Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina


This is a classic Vanderbilt mansion located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the people who work here definitely know how to do Christmas right. From the decorations to the food that is provided, there’s no way you can walk away from this celebration without feeling the Christmas spirit. 

You can choose to stay inside where it’s warm or you can go for a nice short hike in the surrounding woods.

Christmas trees

The Bayfront Marin House Historic Inn in St. Augustine, Florida

Florida isn’t the first place you think of when it comes to Christmas, but even with the warm weather, the people here know how to get the holiday cheer going, even without the snow. They still do wonderful displays of lights and candles, and provide holiday decor that is fitting for the season.

The Hotel North Pole in North Pole, Alaska

The wonderful myth of Santa’s North Pole workshop comes to life in this beautiful city. They’re so committed to the season that they keep the place decorated for Christmas all year round. There’s even an Santa Clause house with live reindeer! Don’t miss the opportunity to check them out.

Father Christmas

The Rochester Hotel and Leland House in Durango, Colorado

Train rides can make things feel quite magical during Christmas, and Durango is the home of the Polar Express. The mining town is known for its charm, and your children will definitely love the whimsy of the train ride.

Cut yourself some slack and treat yourself to a Christmas vacation before it’s too late. Getting into the Christmas spirit can definitel

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