From Tasting Table:

Christmas trees are going up, wreaths are decorating doors and string lights are turning on—at least in our picture-perfect fantasies, that is. The holiday season can turn even the grinchiest among us into giddy elves, cranking up the Christmas tunes and craving cookies, eggnog and the sweet smell of pine at all hours.

If the neighborhood holiday cheer isn’t loud enough for you, Christmas celebrations all over the country are ready and waiting. From Alaska to Vermont, tiny towns that might not typically get a lot of foot traffic the rest of the year are throwing some of the best holiday parties in the country, and you’re invited. So while you’re checking your list twice, check out these seven small towns…

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