United States of America is a large country with enough going on all throughout the year, but it is the magical time of Christmas when most of the American cities just seem to burst with excitement! There are infinite things to do and the holiday cheer just makes the country all the more warm and people more hospitable. Take a look at some of the country’s most charming and exciting cities where Christmas celebrations are truly iconic and fabulous!
Be it the Rockefeller Christmas Tree, Dyker Heights Christmas Lights, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice Celebration or the Christmas Carol at the Merchant’s House, Christmas in New York is always special.
With plenty of interesting activities and things to do and special discounts available on shopping almost everywhere in the city, Christmas is a great time to be in NYC. If you enjoy ice skating, do visit the beautifully decorated ice rinks of the city around the time.
From traditional events and parades to processions and theatre shows, Christmas in Orlando is a big celebration. But you wouldn’t expect anything less from the city billed as the world’s most famous family destination. The city’s many theme parks are festooned in the colourful magic of Christmas celebrations, with several of them hosting theme parties and offering amazing discounts to the guests on almost everything. It may not be a typical white snowy Christmas for you in Orlando, but it sure will be a magical one!
Home to Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland, Frankenmuth celebrates Christmas with much enthusiasm. Featuring over 6000 ornaments, more than 100 types of Christmas trees, countless candles and 50000 strings of lights, this largest Christmas store in the world is a major attraction for the visitors coming in from all parts of the world. Besides, the city hosts some of the best Christmas parades, carol singing competitions, theatre shows and other interesting events around the festival.
For a traditional Christmas celebration, you couldn’t go wrong with New Orleans -the city does the traditional the most elaborative way! Hosting some of the finest Christmas-themed events and shows including running of the Santas, bonfires on the levee, Reveillon dinners and Christmasfest, New Orleans receives travellers from all over the world during the holiday season. If you enjoy carol singing, make sure you visit the popular Jackson Square on the Christmas Eve.
Christmas celebration in Miami is a fabulous affair. From trees made of sand to season parties on the beach and palm trees all illuminated, the celebrations here in Miami may not be too traditional but they are certain to be memorable and exciting. Featuring over 100 rides, game shows and numerous other interesting engagements, Santa’s Enchanted Forest is the perfect place to enjoy the festivities and watch the stunning 92-feet tall Christmas Tree. Make sure you don’t miss the late night beach parties and music events lined up around the festival.
Perhaps most famed for its Hollywood Christmas Parade, Christmas celebrations in Los Angeles are glamorous, just like the city itself. Be it is the Christmas tree lane, celebrations at Beverly Hills, Upper Hastings Ranch or the Enchanted: Forest of Light, the city is an ideal holiday destination to enjoy the Christmas festivities in USA. Angel City Chorale Holiday Concert and Sing-Along, Festival of Carols, Christmas Matters Holiday Carolers at Greystone Mansion and The Music Center Holiday Sing-Along are the places to be to enjoy and take part in Christmas carols. Los Angeles Harbor Holiday Afloat Parade is another highlight of the holiday season.
Las Vegas is always on celebration mode, so you can well imagine what happens to the city when it is the Christmas time! The city transforms into a glittering universe of events, parades, parties, shows, reindeer games and activities, inundating you with a lot of options on how to celebrate the festival. Las Vegas Great Santa Run is one of the most popular events held across the city during the festival. If you like theatre, make sure you don’t miss ‘The Nutcracker’ show held at different venues in Vegas.
Famed for its Trail of Lights, Christmas celebrations in Austin are among the best in the country. Hosting traditional and interesting events, such as tree lighting, light show, Elf Pub Run and Santa Pub Crawl, Austin makes sure the festival is celebrated with great pomp and show all over.
Besides parades and other traditional attractions, San Francisco organises craft fairs like The Great Dickens Christmas Fair to celebrate the festival. Union Square Ice Rink, Holiday Ice Rink, The Little Ice Rink and Oakland Ice Centre are all loved by ice skaters who gather here during the Christmas. A massive Christmas tree is lit up right in the heart of the city and makes for a spectacular show!