A Texas Hill Country Town Gets Credit for Its Christmas Spirit

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Making the list at number 17, Fredericksburg, Texas, in the Hill Country, slid into the Country Living compilation of “America’s 23 Best Small Towns for Christmas.” Featured for its original German settlers and background, the magazine gave this charming Texas town a nod for its Christkindlesmarkt which takes place in November, commencing a holiday season of tree lightings, parades, choir events, as well as festive performances of the Nutcracker ballet.

A Texas Hill Country Town Gets Credit for its Christmas Spirit

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The full list of 23 towns range from quaint to charming and feature all things Christmassy in the mix. Topping the list as the first/best place to spend the holidays is Leavenworth, Washington, with its general Bavarian theme ramping up on December 21 to the glow of thousands of Christmas lights, leading to a weekend-long holiday celebration.

A Texas Hill Country Town Gets Credit for its Christmas Spirit

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Other towns of note on the list include Branson, Missouri in the number two spot, and Woodstock, Vermont in number three, while Prescott, Arizona, Newport Beach, Califonia, and Dyker Heights in Brooklyn, New York round out the final three spots. If you’re interested in reading all about how Christmassy these small towns can be (thus qualifying them for this list) or making your own list of places to visit for that very reason, the Country Living classification is available at the link provided here. We’re ho-ho-hoping to make it to one of these places ourselves in the near future – hint: it starts with “Fred” and ends with “ericksburg.”