Halloween is now more than a week behind us. And although we had a great time trick-or-treating and watching folks get spooked throughout the season, we’re ready to say goodbye to Halloween… because that means Christmas season is now upon us! Sure, you may prefer to wait until after Thanksgiving to begin your holiday festivities, but Thanksgiving is on the 24th! You’re going to try and stuff all the magic of Christmas into one month?
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That being said, if you’re ready to start your holiday celebrations right now– or if the stress of life has you thinking “I need some Christmas in my life ASAP.”– then you’ll appreciate the list below. We’ve done all the research for you, and found 10 places where you can go right now to experience some Christmas magic today.
1. Main Street Garden Park in Dallas, Texas
Get your Christmas fix right in the heart of downtown! Just down the street from some of Dallas’ most gorgeous and historic spots, too!
2. The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina
The fabulous Biltmore House was built between 1889 and 1895 by George Washington Vanderbilt II. The house is still privately owned by Vanderbilt descendants– making it the largest privately owned house in the United States– but the estate is now a popular destination for tourists from around the world… and its particularly grand at Christmastime!
3. Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois
The festive ice rink at Millennium Park is free and open to the public!
4. The Galleria Mall in Houston, Texas
The Galleria Christmas Tree Lighting and Spectacular in Houston features music, fireworks, the lighting of over 450 thousand twinkling lights… oh, and an ice-skating Santa!
5. Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri
Silver Dollar City’s “An Old Time Christmas” features more than 5 million lights and 1,000 decorated trees, along with nightly parades! They even have a 5-story “special effect” Christmas tree.
6. Disneyland in Los Angeles, California
The wonder of Disney meets the magic of Christmas… need we say more?
7. Disney World’s Magic Kingdom Park in Orlando, Florida
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party runs from November 7 through December 22. Celebrate the holidays with all your favorite characters!
8. Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota
The largest shopping mall in the United States boasts plenty of holiday festivities in November. They have opportunities to visit, take photos with, and even bring your pets to meet Santa!
9. Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in Jasper, Alberta, Canada
Fairmont Jaspers Park offers three 3-night events in November to celebrate Christmas, and tacky sweaters are welcome! “This year, the welcome reception is all about basking in the hideous warmth of your silliest Christmas knitwear,” reads the site. But don’t worry if you missed the events, you can still visit for the gorgeous dÃ©cor!
10. Covent Garden in London, England
Since there’s no Thanksgiving, it’s easy to find Christmas decor in November if you’re in London! The display at Covent Garden is truly breathtaking.
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