Two Carolina cities have just ranked among the best cities in America to spend Christmas, and both are within 2 hours of Charlotte.
According to Condé Nast Traveler’s ‘Best Places in America to Spend Christmas’, Asheville is now the #1 city and Greenville, SC is #5, just one spot behind Chicago.
The report notes that Asheville offers “all the light displays and holiday shopping—not to mention the perfect tucked-away location in the Blue Ridge Mountains—any vacationer could wish for. Some of the city’s seasonal offerings include a lit-up wonderland at the North Carolina Arboretum, a national gingerbread house competition at The Omni Grove Park Inn, and the Holly Jolly Christmas Trolley weaving through the downtown area.”
Asheville also features the largest home in America gleaming with 55 hand-decorated trees, 1,000 live poinsettias, and 7,500 feet of fresh evergreen garland (check out a Sneak Peak Inside Christmas At The Biltmore here).
The report noted that it’s 5th best Christmas city, Greenville, SC, features a massive list of Christmas events, including “the Indie Craft Christmas Pop-Up Shop, the downtown Festival of Trees competition with more than 30 decorated trees, Holidays at Peace with the Greenville Symphony, and the new Christmas Market on Main Street.”
Greenville’s Christmas festivities also include ‘Ice on Main‘, a massive skating rink in the heart of the city (open November through January).
What do you think about the rankings?
Do you think Charlotte should have made the list?