7 Christmas Towns In Iowa That Will Fill Your Heart With Holiday Cheer
By Raymond Goldfield|Published November 07, 2023
Raymond Goldfield is a life-long New Jersey resident and an avid traveler and foodie who can be usually found on the Jersey Shore during the offseason or checking out the latest seasonal flavors at The Bent Spoon in Princeton. He has been working for Only In Your State for since early 2022, where he writes for New Jersey and Iowa and edits the Mid-Atlantic region. He can also be found writing about pop culture for GeekDad. When at home, he enjoys reading comic books and is part of The Rabbitt Stew podcast team. While New Jersey is his home base, he travels regularly and has visited Virginia, Florida, Maine, Minnesota, and Canada as well as all of NJ's border states. Ultimate travel goal? Visit all the best buffets in the United States.
There’s a chill in the air, the days are getting shorter, and those neighbors who always get an early start already have the twinkling lights up. And of course, the most important hallmark of the holiday season is here – pumpkin spice and cider are giving way to peppermint, cocoa, and eggnog on the menus! I always get in the holiday spirit when this time comes around, and there are some amazing Christmas towns in Iowa that are gearing up for the holiday season. Some of these destinations are laid-back and rustic, offering beautiful lights and a charming community spirit. Others really go all-out, transforming the town into a winter wonderland or hosting top-line attractions that Iowans look forward to all year. No matter what you’re looking for, there are so many places to go for Christmas in Iowa that it’s impossible to not feel the spirit.
Which of these Christmas towns in Iowa are you looking forward to visiting this year? What are your favorite things to do for Christmas in Iowa? Let us know in the comments section! Make sure to bring a warm winter coat for your holiday adventures.
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