ATLANTA — Is Christmas on your mind? There’s a Georgia town where you can visit to really get into the holiday spirit.
A new list is out with the top Christmas towns in America – and a local town nabbed to the top spot, and there are several more on the list.
MyDatingAdvisor.com compiled the list of 152 Christmas towns on 21 metrics: festive activities, weather, dining, hotels, transport, among other indicators of a joyful Christmas break.
Here’s the top 10 list:
“You might not expect to find an Alpine village along the banks of Georgia’s Chattahoochee River. But, Helen, once a logging town found at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, reinvented itself long ago as a Bavarian town. In December, you can come to the town to enjoy wreaths and artist-decorated holiday trees at an auction at the Festival of Trees. There is also Kinderfest, the Christkindlmarkt, and a tree lighting in tiny downtown Helen.”
#2 Blue Ridge
“If you’re looking for bona fide Southern charm, come to Blue Ridge. You can enjoy a train ride with Santa and Mrs. Claus – hop on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway’s Santa Express. Hear a Christmas story, sing Christmas carols, meet Christmas characters and visit Santa and Mrs. Claus. Your family can enjoy all that and more in this northern Georgia town.”
#6 Pine Mountain
“In the small town of the Pine Mountains, you can find Christmas at Callaway. Callaway Gardens hosts the ultimate Christmas extravaganza. Here you can make merry in the Christmas Village, meet holiday characters and ride through the illuminated forest. Expect to find a sweater-swathed crowd enjoying musical concerts.”
Several more Georgia cities made the list: Dahlonega was #11, Moultrie was #1 54 and Thomasville was #93.
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