Christmas only comes around once a year. But in some places, the holiday spirit stays alive all the time! There are spots in the United States that have festive names. Let’s take a trip to a few cheery towns!
You have likely heard of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. One Wisconsin town shares a name with him! Only about 500 people call Rudolph, Wisconsin, home. But thousands of visit each year. In 2022, there was a Christmas market. People did a fun run called “Run Run Rudolph” too! Each year, people visit the Rudolph post office. They mail Christmas cards. Postal workers hand stamp each envelope with a special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer !
Santa Claus, Indiana
The town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was created in 1846. Another Indiana town had the same name though. Leaders changed their city’s name to Santa Claus! Today, of Santa Claus call it “America’s Christmas Hometown.” The community is jolly even down to its street names. There’s a roadway called North Kringle Place! (Kris Kringle is another name for Santa Claus.) The town holds holiday festivities too. There are holiday light shows, Christmas parades, and more!
North Pole, Alaska
The real North Pole is an icy area at the very top of the planet. But there is another one that is easier to get to. It’s a town in Alaska! North Pole’s is: “Where the spirit of Christmas lives year round.” The town has candy cane–striped streetlights. There are street names like Snowman Lane and Mistletoe Lane. There’s even a Christmas store called the Santa Claus House. The shop opened in 1952. A towering Santa Claus statue stands outside!
Updated December 23, 2022, 5:02 P.M. (ET)
By Alexa Tirapelli