Whether you are looking to escape the cold or enjoy time in a more traditional way, here are the top 7 best towns for Christmas Celebrations.

NEW YORK CITY | Spending time in NYC for the holidays is an experience like no other. Big, bright and beautiful, this vibrant city has a pulse that is not felt anywhere else in the world. You can enjoy so many exciting things like ice skating in Times Square, visiting Central Park and viewing the wonderland exhibits in flagship stores along Fifth Avenue. With chilly weather conditions and spectacular shows aplenty, there are loads to do in New York City.

ALASKA | The closest place to the North Pole where you can catch a sight of the Northern Lights, a splendid place to truly celebrate the holiday season in a traditional way. A variety of holiday markets in the cities’ centers, displaying the true meaning of giving back with creating your own arts and crafts. Christmas lighting ceremonies take place across the state and revel in the winter wonderland with a train ride through the snow-covered landscape of Atlanta.

ASHEVILLE NC | The Biltmore House is a magical place to visit any time of the year, but spending the holidays here is just magical! Thousands of lights decorate the estate including a 35 ft live Fraser fir in the Banquet hall with thousands of poinsettias and garlands. For something extra special, you can go on the Candlelight Evening tour, a wonderful way to experience the splendor of holiday evenings by the glow of firelight.

ASPEN CO | Spending Christmas vacation in Aspen will be a one-of-a-kind experience. Downtown comes alive with all the lighting and Christmas decorations, and the historic streets and scenic mountains add the perfect backdrop for the holiday celebration. With Aspen’s 12 days of Aspen, this twist on 12 days of Christmas will have you can pick and choose your preferred activity – how does a carriage ride with Santa and Mrs. Claus sound or winter yoga with a twisted sound?

Christmas in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

BETHLEHEM, PA | Located in the heart of the Lehigh Valley, Bethlehem is a lively city filled with world-class events and festivals and visitors can gather to shop in the open-air market at Christkindlmarkt with more than 125 artisans set up in heated t(r) end. It is known as America’s “Christmas City.” reflecting the religious heritage of its founders, who were Moravian Christians from central Europe. Explore the glorious sight of gilded trees, showcasing a winter fairyland of decorated trees from around the world.

Christmas in Leavenworth, Washington State

LEAVENWORTH, WA | Christmas in the Bavarian theme town of Leavenworth Washington is indeed “magical”. This small town in the Alp-like mountains of Washington State comes alive with millions upon millions of Christmas lights and lighting ceremonies, plus there are concerts, horse-drawn sleighs, shops, restaurants, and cafes, and don’t forget fine lodging in and around town. Live performances of your favorite Christmas songs fill the streets and the winter fun doesn’t end here – with holiday concerts, tubing, sleigh and dogsled rides, snowmobiling, alpine skiing, and snowboarding, there is something for everyone.

MYRTLE BEACH, SC | It might seem a bit peculiar to want to spend Christmas in the more temperature climate of Myrtle Beach, but apparently Santa has been practicing his sand landings all year round. With 60 miles of beach and unbelievable shopping experiences, you don’t have to get snowed in to have fun during the holidays. The Kaminski House Museum in Georgetown, South Carolina is decking the halls and rooms of the museum this holiday season with the assistance of some very talented local interior designers. Get ready for some holiday glitz and glamor!