From Southern Travel + Lifestyles:

Skip the crowded cities, and spend your Christmas in one of the South’s most festive small towns – your inner Scrooge will thank you. Take a drive to a sweet town that outwardly displays a love of the seasons, and you’ll be guaranteed to leave all your “Bah humbug!” at home. These Southern towns have some of the mildest weather in the country during the winter season, which makes Christmas (or Hanukah) shopping delightful. When small towns prepare for the holidays, they go big, bright, and all out. 

McAdenville, North Carolina 

McAdenville is known as Christmas Town, USA. Plan a visit this year to see why. In December, this small town fills up with Christmas cheer and the town’s homes all light up for the season. It is worth a visit just to drive through the illuminated neighborhoods; going through Christmas Town is basically like being in a parade. There are also plenty of holiday festivities…

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