Forget watching "It's a Wonderful Life." Why not add to your Christmas bucket list holiday Travel which will place you inside an imaginary snow globe. For anyone who enjoys a good Hallmark Channel Christmas movie, for example, spending time in any one of the following towns might well morph into a family tradition. East, west, north or south, just pick your destination. Some holiday revelers may not even have to venture far, as some of these seasonal hot spots could be located right in your home state.

Who says the North Pole feel can't be felt in the south?

Every year, a 100-foot-tall Christmas tree magically transforms Delray Beach, FL into a festive focal point.

Situated in the middle of the Old School Square historical district, the tree encases miniature holiday-themed scenes complete with toy trains circling around. The folks in Natchitoches, LA celebrate the Festival of Lights with over 300,000 lights stretched along the banks of the Cane River Lake. Activities include fireworks, a tour of historic homes, carriage rides, live performances and parades that don't end until January 6th.

Grab a cup of hot cocoa while visions of the Swiss Alps dance through your head

The snowy Bavarian-themed town of Leavenworth, WA hosts hand-bell concerts and a weekly festival featuring carolers singing by the town's Christmas tree. The locals in Woodstock, VT come as close to a Christmas postcard as you can get.

During their annual Woodstock Wassail Weekend, the townspeople get serenaded by carolers and all gather together for the lighting of the Yule log and tree. Nothing says Christmas quite like a picturesque New England village. Aside from lighting up the town with a spectacular glow, every New Year's Eve, the ski instructors in Jackson, WY carry torches as they parade down a mountain leading to the two ski resorts.

Committed to the Cause and the Claus

Each year, a large sack of letters get answered by volunteer Santa Elves in the town of Santa Claus, IN. The locals celebrate the season with a little over a mile drive-through light show called Santa's Land of Lights. They hold festivals, a parade, and even have a candy castle filled with hard to find treats for that discerning sweet tooth.

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