Fodor’s Travel: Quaintest Christmas Villages

From Fodor’s Travel: The Quaintest Christmas Villages Across the U.S.

Across the U.S., these holiday towns are offering the best in lights, handmade ice sculptures, and seasonal delights. From life-sized advent calendars to traditional Swiss alphorns to searching for hidden Nisse (Scandinavian Christmas elves)—and even the chance to experience an authentic wolf encounter—these seasonal festivities are not to be missed.

The village of Cambria on the Central Coast of California traditionally hosts an annual legendary “Christmas market,” with dozens of shops offering the work of local artisans and holiday treats, but this year, the town will be offering a more intimate kind of celebration. The Lights at Cambria Pines will take the place of the Christmas market event this holiday season, and guests of Cambria’s Moonstone Hotel Properties can experience a more personal and spaced-out stroll through the property’s colorful path surrounded by over 2 million holiday lights and illuminated sculpture displays. For those who don’t want to spend the night, the nearby Cambria Nursery and Florist will be showing daytime displays at no charge, alongside fresh-cut fir trees, holiday decorations, and the largest display of Christmas decorations on California’s Central Coast.

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