Here Are Top Magical Small Town Christmas Destinations

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People with foresight understand that now is the best time to plan and shop for the Christmas season, be it gifts, decorations, groceries, travel tickets, etc. Especially, travel tickets — peradventure you make a holiday detour from vibrant cities to small town Christmas.

If you’re bored of the monotonous Christmas at home, why not experience the spirit and magic of Christmas in a faraway, cozy town this season?. Small town Christmas can be very exciting in the winter, with all the right Christmassy feels, historic sites, exquisite dishes, people, events, majestic mountains, hidden caves, vast lakes, etc. Relax and escape the urban hustle and bustle in small towns full of culture, great food and hospitable locals.

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Before we check out this selection of cozy towns, let’s look at few travel essentials.

Small Town Christmas Travel Essentials

Hand Sanitizers And Face Masks

One of the most important travel essentials is a sanitizer and face mask. For safety measures and because of the prevalence of COVID-19 as well as other strains of diseases, it is therefore very vital to add them to your list.


Happy times come and go, but the memories stay forever. Ensure that a good camera is part of your travel requirements. Document each moment as you enjoy them.

Protective Clothes

Pack breathable clothes such as warm, cashmere clothes, cable-knit sweaters, socks, mittens, beanies, etc. Also, include travel size skincare products and sunscreens.

Magical Small Town Destinations

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Top Magical Small Town Christmas Destinations

Notable for their ever friendly locals, this small town in the north of England is the perfect holiday getaway. It is located in the central part of Pennsylvania. Lancaster boasts a festive atmosphere among Amish families and farming communities in the county. The village is astir with abundant culture, noteworthy historical landmarks, incredible food, malls and events. Sights and attractions include art galleries, entertainment and cultural venues, the famous tree lighting event at Penn Square, among other things.

Branson, Missouri

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Another small town Christmas destination offering all the magic of Christmas is Branson, located in Taney County, Missouri. This town famous for its live entertainment, with shows covering just about every genre of music, but there are three other activities that draw millions of visitors, including attractions, shopping malls, outdoor recreation, fishing, etc.

Rottach-Egern, Bavaria


Rottach-Egern is a small historic town located on the shores of Lake Tegernsee in Upper Bavaria, Germany. The town is easily one of the most beautiful small towns in the country. Festivities are at their peak during the winter, with large influx of travelers and tourists indulging in outdoor activities. There are tons of other attractions for kids, adults and couples, which includes nightlife, games, museum, parks, etc. As well as local restaurants, bars, spas and festivities to help turists unwind.

Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Those looking to experience some small town Christmas magic will love this town. Plush with scenic landscapes that evokes deep love for nature, the town is abuzz with stories and legends.

Tourists get treated to amazing culture, exceptional culinary delights, local arts and crafts, souvenir shops, restaurants, , and museums. The popular event is the Canyon Road Farolito Walk, thousands of farolitos — small paper lanterns — are lit along Canyon Road to light up the streets, gardens and old buildings that line the road.

Kennebunkport, Maine

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Local seafood, unique views, rich cultural heritage, plush riverside parks, lovely inns, sailing and whale watching experiences are what makes this town amazing. Tourists can equally watch Santa Claus arrive by lobster boat, go on seashore holiday trolley rides, and enjoy wine tastings and lobster bakes.

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