It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Christmas lights line houses, stockings are hung by the chimney with care and Santa Claus prepares to make his way to deliver happiness and wishes to boys and girls around the world. Recently, LawnStarter made a list of 2022’s Most Festive Cities, based on activities like festivals and European-style Christmas markets serving delicious goodies.
Top five most festive cities are:
- New York, New York
- Las Vegas, Nevada
- Los Angeles, California
- Chicago, Illinois
- Denver, Colorado
Kids and adults of all ages will find it hard to sleep in The City That Never Sleeps. New York ranks as the most festive city for the second year in a row, dominating four out of five categories. Head to Rockefeller Center to see the festive, larger-than-life Christmas tree, hit the rink for some ice skating and see the famous Rockettes perform. For a winter wonderland vacation with excellent winter walks and high snowfalls, head to destinations like Syracuse, Buffalo and Rochester in upstate New York.
If you aren’t a fan of cold weather and snow, Las Vegas, San Antonio (No. 7), and San Diego (No. 8), are the places to go. The destinations typically receive no snow and sport warmer temperatures year-round. Las Vegas offers a variety of holiday-themed live shows, an immersive Nutcracker experience, festive decorations and even an ice rink.
To read the full report and see where your city ranks, click here.
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