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4 Extra Christmassy Places in the United States

by Kimberly Inlander

Oct 4, 2022

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Should your family travels coincide with the holiday season, here are four U.S. destinations to consider:


Branson, Missouri

Beginning Nov. 1, this region looks just like the North Pole, with more than 1,500 decorated trees throughout town. The giant Community Tree features differently themed décor yearly, right next to the Branson Ferris Wheel, also decorated with lights timed to Christmas tunes.


Branson’s Silver Dollar City joins the fun with An Old Time Christmas boasting more than 6.5 million lights, 1,000 decorated trees, 600 giant wreaths, 3 miles of garland and 15,000 years of ribbon. At the World’s Largest Toy Museum, more than 1 million toys might inspire kids to craft their list for Santa.



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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

It’s all about Dollywood here. The theme park goes Christmas crazy, beginning the first Saturday of November. Find more than 5 million lights and a 50-foot-tall, animated Christmas tree and its synchronized light show.



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Frostburg, Maryland

With a name like Frostburg, it’s no wonder a winter wonderland awaits. The town’s Storybook Holiday starts Dec. 3. Students from Frostburg State University work with the community to raise money by hosting story times, a parade and more. The students also participate in Elf Olympics.



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Theodore, Alabama

Nearby Mobile, Bellingrath Gardens & Home hosts the Magic Christmas in Lights event, Nov. 25–Jan. 4, 2023. Visitors find more than 1,200 handmade set pieces, 3 million lights and 16 custom scenes.


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