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There is something about Christmas holidays that brings out our inner childlike spirits to embrace the beauty of winter. It urges us to visit the most magical cities to explore more about Christmas. One such gateway for exploring and enjoying the Christmas time is the US. With sounds of carols and millions of lights suspended on the breeze, these will leave you jingling all the way.
Instead of having classic holidays like every year, go for the best Christmas gateways this time for more fun. So, here’s a list of some best Christmas gateways in the US.
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Park City, Utah:
Park City offers many festive starting from November till the end of Christmas. It hosts a 16-day Snow Fest that features everything from music festivals to ice sculptures. The canopy lights twinkle over its streets adds to the beauty of the city. Trees are covered in bright lights, cars and trucks are light up with the sweet melody of Christmas. Enjoy the slopes, walk around the town, and look at the 13-foot-tall life-size gingerbread house.
New York City:
New York, without any exception, is always on the list of the best destination in the world. When it comes to Christmas though, it becomes more stunning. With all the lights gleaming over the city and snow, no other city can beat its beauty. The Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Plaza, gorgeous shopping windows, and tree lightening ceremony make it the most favorite destination.
What’s more special at Christmas then spending the holidays in the place where Santa lives. There are tons of Christmas festivals. Get ready for the ice sculpture competitions and an ice slide. Be the adventurous one and enjoy the dog sledding. Catch the Northern lights that streak across the skies for the relaxing views.
Chicago, the Windy City hosts different light ceremonies. These include the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, Zoo Lights at Lincoln Park Zoo, and St. Lucia Festival of Lights in Andersonville. Its Lights Segway Tour is a popular one to see all the light through the city. Explore the downtown’s Christkindl Market and the Museum of Science and Industry to see illuminated Christmas trees.
Puerto Rico is an exceptional place to visit during Christmas. Unlike other cities, they have a very distinct Christmas tradition, from decorations to mouth-watering foods and storytelling. It has the world’s longest festive that starts in November and goes till February. Nochebuena is one of its most iconic holiday events.
Walt Disney World & Florida:
If you are not a winter person, swap it with some cocktail on the beach. But what makes Christmas in Florida more anticipating and magical is Disney World. Attend Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and ride on some of the world’s best rides. Epcot has some of the best food ever, but add a Christmas flair and you have a truly unique experience. One of the most unique experiences is the October 31 to November 1st. The park is completely decked out for Halloween with all the Trick-or-Treating and costumes and then you wake up the next day and it's Christmas! Snow and lights everywhere!
Take afoot at the world’s famous ski town and it will feel like you are stepping in the snow globe. With snow all over the trees, mountains, and buildings, it gives a breathtaking view perfect for Christmas family photos. Horse-drawn carriage rides are so much fun. The torchlight parade from the hills and the Blue River Holiday lighting followed by fireworks is the experiences movies are made of.