Where in the U.S. can you find the most Christmas spirit?

If you and the family are looking for places to visit this holiday season to get into the "spirit" you may need to hit the road today or book a flight.

Mixbook polled people to ask where in the U.S. is the best place to visit this holiday season, and Americans pointed to several interesting cities.

Sadly, no city or town in Louisiana made the list and I find that hard to believe. Places like Natchitoches and New Orleans are great holiday destinations, but not according to the 3000 people polled.

I mean, haven't they heard of the Festival of Lights in Natchitoches, Louisiana? People from across the region flock to this small town for the holidays.

So, let's get to the top three cities in the country for the holiday spirit.


At number three on Mixbook's list of the most "Christmassy Places in Lake Placid, New York. According to Mixbook:

"The charm of Lake Placid in winter lies in its stunning natural setting amidst the Adirondack Mountains, blanketed in snow, offering a picturesque backdrop for the holidays. The town embraces the spirit of the season with a warm, small-town ambiance, adorned with twinkling lights and elegant decorations that line its streets and shops, creating a storybook-like setting."


Next, the second best place in America to visit for the holidays, according to those polled by Mixbook, is Durango, Colorado. Mixbook says this about the setting in Durango for the holidays:

"What sets Durango apart during the festive season is its blend of natural beauty and historic charm. The town is adorned with festive lights and decorations, reflecting its rich heritage and creating a cozy, welcoming atmosphere. A highlight of the season is the famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Polar Express train ride, which brings to life the magic of the classic Christmas story, delighting both children and adults."

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And now the best place to visit in the country if you're looking to get into the Christmas spirit is Pigeon Forge, Tennesse. I've had friends visit Pigeon Forge for the holidays and they say it truly is magical. Check out what Mixbook says about this holiday destination:

"During the holiday season, this picturesque town transforms into a winter wonderland, draped in millions of twinkling lights and festive decorations, creating a magical atmosphere that captivates visitors of all ages. The town hosts an array of Christmas-themed events, including parades, shows, and the renowned Winterfest, showcasing stunning light displays and live entertainment."

So there are the top 3 places in America to visit for the holidays if you need to get into the Christmas spirit, Again, I know that these places are beautiful and magical during the holidays, but we do have some gorgeous places to visit here in Louisiana so take the family out for a night and enjoy all that we have here for Christmas.


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