1. Santa Claus, IN
With a name like Santa Claus, this town gets pretty busy come winter. The local postoffice (and its merry band of elves) answer thousands of children's letters to Santa every year since the 1920s. Dubbed America's Christmas Hometown, the city also celebrates the holiday with local festivities including a candy castle, a traditional chestnut roasting, live reindeer exhibits, and Santa's Land of Lights, a 1.2-mile drive-through holiday light show. And while the annual parade has been canceled this year, it's been replaced with a dazzling fireworks display.
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