Towns known for putting on extravagant annual Christmas productions include Christmas Town in North Carolina, Koziar's Christmas Village in Pennsylvania, and Ogden's Christmas Village in Utah. Other towns that draw crowds during the Christmas season are Georgetown in Washington D.C., Zoar in Ohio, Elkhart Lake in Wisconsin, Mumford in New York, and Charlottesville in Virginia.Continue Reading
Residents of McAdenville, North Carolina change the town's name to Christmas Town USA during the holiday season. With over 450,000 lights and more than 375 lit trees decorating the small town, no fewer than 600,000 people visit each year to take in the charm. The city's fountain propels a colorful jet of water 75 feet. The first 1,000 visitors each night receive free hot chocolate and kettle corn.
In Koziar's Christmas Village, chicken coops transform into festive scenes including Christmas in the Jungle, Christmas Beneath the Sea and Christmas in Other Lands. A holiday tradition since 1948, this town features over a million Christmas lights, cottage dioramas and Santa appearances.
Miniature cottages fashioned after Santa's North Pole Village decorate Ogden's Christmas Village with themes such as The Elf Workshop and The Grinch. A major railway hub, the town offers free trips on the Polar Express during the holiday season, with a trip through a decorative glow-in-the-dark tunnel.Learn more about Geography