It’s that time of year again: the skies are threatening snow, garlands are appearing all over town, and Christmas music is piping through the speakers in each shop you enter. A fun way to get into the Christmas spirit is to visit places that go all-out for the holiday with trees, lights, treats, and more. Here are the top Christmas towns in Pennsylvania.
Christmas lasts longer than just a day or twelve in Hermitage, where every year from September 30 through December 1, you can visit Santa's Christmasland. Explore the massive indoor avenue of Christmas trees and automated characters.
Each year, Greensburg is home to Overly's Country Christmas, which is a traditional walk-around Christmas village complete with festive lights, treats, horse and carriage rides, Christmas carols, and of course Santa himself.
There's a reason that Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is known as Christmas City, USA. Each year the town is adorned with adorable and extensive Christmas lights and decorations, and holds various events such as Christkindlmarkt, a five-week long Christmas festival. Last year, Bethlehem was ranked the #1 best Christmas city in America by the website Impulcity.
Paradise was ranked on the same Impulcity list of best Christmas towns in America that ranked Bethlehem. Paradise fell at #4, and it's no wonder considering the National Christmas Center and Museum is located here.
Koziar's Christmas Village, located in Bernville, is an internationally recognized Christmas display. Display World Magazine named it the best outdoor display in the world. IN THE WORLD.
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Longwood Gardens is always breathtaking, but you simply must visit at Christmastime to witness its amazing decorations. While you're in the area, consider traveling to Philadelphia as well to enjoy its urban Christmas displays.
Christmas Magic is an annual light festival in York that draws families from all over the state. The Wall Street Journal named it one of the top 13 holiday events in the country.
Visit Holiday Lights on the Lake, Altoona's very own holiday celebration. It includes a dazzling 51-acre light display, Santa's Village, model train displays, and more.
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