For some people, the magic of the Christmas season is the highlight of their year. The bright colors against the chilly weather, the feeling of good cheer, and the wonder of Santa Claus comes and goes too quickly for those people. Well, what if you could live in a place where it was Christmas every day of the year? Yes, there are spots in the world where the holidays stay alive and where old Saint Nick may in fact live for the rest of the year.
Below are seven magical towns across the world where you can spread Christmas cheer throughout the year.
What better place for the Christmas enthusiast to live than where the legend of Santa Claus began?
Joulupukki - as Santa is known in Finland - lives in a large Christmas House, where he welcomes guests, provides tours of his workshop, and showcases Christmas traditions from around the world. As I’m writing this article I’m looking up travel information now, and it’s very affordable.
North Pole, Alaska
If there is any place in America where Santa would hang his hat, it would be North Pole, Alaska! With streets named Snowman Lane and Santa Claus Drive, the festive spirit of the season brings visitors from around the world to witness the annual tree lighting ceremony and get their picture taken with Santa Claus in all his regal finery!
Every year, millions of children send their wish lists to Santa Claus and, in a small post office in Drobak, Norway, the postmaster may be Santa himself.
Drobak is a beautiful city with many legends, one of which is that Santa Claus himself was born there. The city keeps the traditions alive by collecting letters from all over the world. Maybe your letter wound up in Santa’s collection!
Santa Claus, Indiana
Did you know that Santa Claus has a second home in Indiana? Well, nestled near the very appropriately named Lake Rudolph, you can catch a laser light show that tells the story of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. There is also a delightful candy factory and a museum dedicated to Santa’s history.
North Pole, New York
Even Santa needs a break from the hustle and bustle of running a large industry and what better place for the man to relax than upstate New York? Known as Santa’s Summer Home, the town is a large amusement park. Visitors can ride the Peppermint Express train, hang out with the animals in Santa’s garden, and watch the shows that Santa and his elves put on for his adoring fans.
They say you can find anything in Florida, so why not a year-round slice of Christmas?
Originally a military stockade known as Fort Christmas, the town has embraced its identity as a permanent part of the Christmas landscape. Visitors travel to Christmas to get the official Christmas stamp on their seasons greetings postcards.
Which place would you like to live? Let us know in the comments.