6. Nashville, Tenn.
The holiday season in cultured Nashville is filled with lots of carol crooning and jingle bell rockin’. The city’s southern belle homes of yesteryear get decked out in grandiose style. These wonderful old homes are decorated with authentic holiday antiques and showcase everything from trees trimmed antebellum style to historic holiday dress. To see some modern-day homes really put on a show, take a joy ride down Sunnyside Drive in the Brentwood community, known for its opulent light displays. As part of this annual tradition, the neighborhood collects donations from holiday lights spectators to raise money for local charities.
7. Baltimore, Md.
For 66 years in Baltimore’s Hampden section, the neighborhood light display has been a holiday spectacle that now garners national recognition. Every year, residents of 34th Street adorn their homes with lights in every nook and cranny for a sensational display. This fantastic showcase coincidentally shares its name with the iconic New York City street in the holiday film, Miracle on 34th Street. The out-of-this-world exhibition in one of the best cities to celebrate this holiday season has become so big that many residents argue it can be seen from space.
8. Grapevine, Texas
Everything’s bigger in Texas, including the holiday fun. Branded the Christmas Capital of Texas®, Grapevine has a wide range of excitement to offer every member of the family. With more than 1,400 events taking place over a span of 40 days, even Scrooge would get into the holiday spirit in this city. Music lovers can check out performances at the Grapevine Opry, take a break from the traditional celebrations at the indoor water park, or visit the International Christmas Market to purchase unique holiday gifts.
9. Denver, Co.
There is no need to search high and low for unique inspiration in the Mile High City. Locals head to historic lower downtown Denver, nicknamed LoDo, for holiday fun with artistic flair. Each year, art students compete in the LoDo Aglow Window design contest, decorating store windows for the season. A walking tour of the district gives residents an up-close and personal look at the designs before they are judged by city officials, business owners and art enthusiasts.
10. Park City, Utah
With neighbors including U.S. Ski Team Olympians, Park City residents know how to take advantage of all the fun that comes with cold weather. Park City is a winter sports enthusiast’s heaven, receiving more than 500 inches of powdery snow each winter. Adventure abounds on over 100 slopes and trails. The historic Park City District also hosts a number of events, including a gingerbread house competition and the number one rated winter sports special, the Deer Valley Celebrity Ski Fest. The premiere network celebrity ski weekend takes place each December and draws stars from the Olympic Games, film and television, all participating to raise funds for a good cause.
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