Where ARE the BEST cities for Christmas? Does Boston have enough Christmas spirit? As we know, Santa needs our Christmas spirit to power his sleigh.

Home For The Holidays?

This year, for the first time in a LONG time, we are headed to our nations Capitol, Washington, D.C. right after Christmas Day. I have NEVER visited D.C. So you could only imagine how excited I am to visit the Smithsonian, The White House, The Capitol, The Lincoln Memorial, The Washington Monument and much more.

AAA Travel Report

It seems like after Covid 19, many felt the need to experience life more, living for the moment, rather worrying about the future. The AAA Holiday Travel Report may reflect that, as more people are traveling this year, for the holidays.

According to CBS News:

Nearly 39 million passengers are expected to travel by air over a 14-day period. The peak of that travel is expected Thursday with nearly 50,000 flights taking off and the FAA is expecting so many travelers that they’ve opened additional military airspace.

AAA expects 115 million will be traveling for the holidays!

The BEST Cities For Christmas?

Our friends at Wallethub have kindly shared an in-depth report on where BEST cities for Christmas are. According to Wallethub:

Christmas is just around the corner, and it’s one of the most exciting times of the year. It can also be one of the most expensive holidays, with Americans expected to spend at least $957 billion from November 1 to December 31 this year.

To identify the most festive and affordable cities for Christmas celebrations, we compared the 100 biggest cities in the U.S. based on 28 key indicators such as traditions, shopping, and costs. So, if you want to make this Christmas a memorable one without breaking the bank, check out our list of the most Christmas-friendly cities in the U.S. below.

Thanks Wallethub! So, where does Boston Rank?

  • Interactive Map

    Source: WalletHub
    Hover your mouse over YOUR city to see where you rank!
  • 1-Atlanta

    Congrats Atlanta! You are the number one Christmas city! Maybe that’s why Elton John had a condo there for years.

    Wallethub says:

    With the milder winter weather, it is easy to enjoy the city’s largest outdoor ice rink, located at Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta, which offers a festive holiday experience with twinkling holiday lights and gorgeous skyscrapers. Furthermore, the giving spirit can be felt by residents and visitors alike, with many opportunities throughout the city for donating time and money this holiday season.

  • 2-Pittsburgh


    (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

    Go figure! Our Patriots pal Scott Zolak is from there. Makes sense,
    Wallethub says:

    Pittsburgh residents can rejoice in knowing that their city is the second-best place for celebrating Christmas, featuring ample opportunities to get into the holiday spirit. There are several special events that take place here during the holiday season, including the “Holiday Magic! Winter Flower Show and Light Garden,” as well as performances of “A Musical Christmas Carol,” which give a unique spin on some traditional holiday experiences.

  • 3-Orlando

    Image By Jaybeau

    I am biased, because I proposed to my wife at Disney’s Magic Kingdom during the Christmas season, December 17, 2013. So, Orlando, is NUMBER ONE, for me. The “wishing well” is the perfect spot, to the right facing the Magic Kingdom. This picture was an in the moment picture I took, right before I dropped down to one knee!

    Oh, she said YES.


  • 69-BOSTON


    Image by Getty Images

    Other than the annual Boston Common tree lighting, and the Boston Pops, most spend the holidays with family, rather than adventuring into the city. With that said, decorations around Faneuil Hall always look great!


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