From Southern Living Magazine:

Skip the crowded cities, and spend your Christmas in one of the South’s charming small towns. You won’t regret it. Take a drive to these sweet small towns, and you’ll be in for a holiday filled with some of the season’s best—as well as the most festive the South has to offer. Also, these Southern small towns have some of the mildest weather in the country during the Christmas season, which is such a pleasure. When our small towns prepare for the holiday season, they go all out. From lights and trees to festivals and snow (yes, snow!), there is no shortage of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Whether you want to fill your holiday with shopping for friends and family, relaxing on the beach, or taking in holiday parades (on land or in the water), we have a few ideas for your December travels. Each of these small-town spots is well worth a road trip this year. Try the Gulf or the Outer Banks, South Georgia or small-town Texas, and you’ll find festivities big and small in store for your holiday. Which of these communities have you visited? Where is your go-to Christmastime destination? Let us know where you plan to travel this year and which spots you think are worth a visit….

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