Meta: Exploring Christmas traditions in the USA.
While you might think there isn’t anything unique about Christmas celebrations in America, you would be wrong. The home of all things over-the-top sure knows how to push the boat out when it comes to the most wonderful time of the year. Therefore, we decided to chronicle some of the most exciting Christmas activities in the USA.
First off there is a town in America that really likes to go all out and take on the persona of the north pole itself by changing its official name to Christmas Town USA for the month of December each and every year.
This village is known as Adenville in North Carolina, where their Christmas festivities invite around 600 000 visitors per year; however one of the main things that attracts tourists is the hundreds of thousands worth of lights that are strewn through the town turning it into a winter wonderland.
A little secret, the first one thousand people to go into the town each and every evening during the Christmas celebrations receive hot cocoa and kettle corn absolutely free. Now isn’t that the true spirit of Christmas?
If you have ever wondered what Christmas might look like if it was celebrated in exotic locations, say up in space or underneath the ocean, then Koziar’s Christmas Village is a must for you and your family.
The town in Bernville Pennsylvania offers everything from one on one meetings with the big man himself, to views of Christmas under the sea or in the jungle, plenty of souvenirs and of course, a lights display that is truly unforgettable.
However, if you are hoping to impart more of an appreciation for modern luxuries and give your children a history lesson at the same time, then look no further than Nevada City in sunny California.
The Nevada City Victorian Christmas festival whisks its visitors back to a long lost time of none other, than the American gold rush. Visitors who attend the festival will not only see the very few towns people donned in authentic attire from the time of the gold rush but will also be invited to wear similar outfits as well.
Not to mention there are many photo opportunities with many historically accurate pieces being used within the decor for the festival, such as gas lamps. But if history isn’t your thing and a mountain view is high up on the list of holiday must-haves then the Ozark Mountain Christmas festival in Branson Missouri is worth considering.
The festival is complete with plenty of live music performances that are altered to incorporate elements from the Christmas season, in addition there are plenty of carnival rides, and more than 1 000 completely decorated Christmas trees and enormous light display consisting of millions of Christmas lights.
If that wasn’t enough there is still a hugely reputable amusement park in the area to keep your children busy while you explore the stalls and hidden restaurants. Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year.
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