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You know when its coming, that special time of year with it’s own soundtrack and ability to change the weather. Yeah we’re talking about Christmas! It may seem a bit early now, but those who like to travel for the holidays will start booking their getaways now!
Sometimes where you celebrate can be just as memorable as the people you celebrate with. If you’re given the opportunity to visit North Carolina for the holidays, just say yes! North Carolina has something special for everyone during the holiday season. Here are 6 reasons why Christmas is the best in North Carolina:
If it’s a white Christmas you want, we got it! People often forget our seaside state is also home to the Blue Ridge Mountains. You better believe these peaks are covered in snow each winter.
But we cannot deny the warm weather our state likes to provide it’s coastal cities. That’s why North Carolina is an ideal Christmas location for those northern birds as well.
There are a few things wrong with fake trees: they don’t emit the wintry pine needle scent, you don’t get the same satisfaction yelling “timber” at the checkout line, and you definitely cant gear up in flannel with an ax in hand to chop your artificial tree into the grocery cart. NC has several farms to allow you to get your inner lumberjack on and cut down your Christmas tree!
So you want to do Christmas BIG this year? How about visiting the biggest house in America for the holidays! The Biltmore Estate in Asheville is absolutely breathtaking during the winter season and the views of the mountains will just add to your holiday experience.
If you prefer something a bit more adventurous for winter break, dip your toes into some ski boots and head on down to one of NC’s skiing, snowboarding, and tubing resorts. You can spend the day racing down the many slopes before experiencing a view of North Carolina from above the clouds.
Oh, and have we mentioned that North Carolina is home to McAdenville Christmas Town USA? This small town in Gaston County is a beloved Christmas tradition. During the month of December, McAdenville lights up 375 trees and more than 200 wreaths in addition to the thousands of lights and decorations put up by residents. This massive light show began in 1956 and continues to attract people from all over the country.