This Colorado Christmas Town Is Straight Out Of A Norman Rockwell Painting
When it comes to Americana, there is nothing quite like Norman Rockwell and his iconic paintings that showed glimpses of everyday life in the mid-20th Century. Do you, like me, ever wish you could jump into one of these wholesome scenes? This holiday season, you can, thanks to this picturesque Christmas town in Colorado that looks like it is straight out of a Norman Rockwell painting:
Welcome to beautiful Durango!
Located in southwest Colorado, Durango is a stunning destination year-round that manages to become even more picturesque during the holiday season.
Home to nearly 20,000 residents, Durango glows in festive lights come Christmas, with the downtown area boasting unique shopping and an annual Noel Night, the famous Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair at La Plata County Fairgrounds, and even a December Holiday Market.
To kick off the holiday season, Durango hosts a very merry Singing with Santa, which takes place the Saturday after Thanksgiving and offers a Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus meet and greet, caroling, hot chocolate and cookies, and the lighting of the Community Christmas Tree.
As if you needed another reason to visit and love this magical town, Durango is also home to the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad and its annual Polar Express, which takes place November 18, 2022, through January 1, 2023, and transports guests from the Centennial State to the North Pole and back.
Is anyone else getting major Norman Rockwell vibes from this picture?
While you're there, be sure to check out the nearby ski slopes and hiking trails!
To learn more about all there is to see and do in Durango,
please visit Durango Tourism's website.
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