There's nothing quite like spending time in New York City at Christmas time. From the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree to Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, the Big Apple is a must-visit during the holidays, at least once in your lifetime.

Read More: World-Famous Rockefeller Christmas Tree Chosen for 2023

Several smaller towns all across the state transform into a Hallmark Christmas movie to put you and the entire family in the holiday spirit too, and they are all worth the trip.

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Credit - Matt Seymour/Unsplash
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Winter Wonderlands

Lake Placid and Skaneateles were both named among the Top 50 Most Magical Winter Wonderland Towns in the U.S. by Trips to Discover.

Breathtaking surroundings and often charming streets lined with historical buildings or perhaps simply an ideal eatery for sitting next to a roaring fire, a glass of wine, or a cup of hot cocoa in hand.

Lake Placid was also named the Most Beautiful Upstate New York Town to visit this winter by The Travel.

Read More: Most Festive Christmas Town in the Country is in New York

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Credit - NY Governor's Office
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Christmas in Style

But those are just two of many places in New York where you can get celebrate the Christmas season in style.

Here are 11 festive towns in the Empire State that are decked out for the holidays in a big way.

11 Christmas Towns in New York to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

New York City may be home to the Rockefeller Christmas tree but there are several small towns and villages that will get you in the holiday spirit with all the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple.

Gallery Credit: Credit - Polly McAdams

Longest Christmas Lights Display in the World a Short Drive from CNY

Millions travel to Niagara Falls for the Winter Festival of Lights to see the more than 3 million lights and spectacular fireworks displays that run from November 18, 2023, through January 7, 2024.

Gallery Credit: Credit - Polly McAdams

10 Years of Christmas Trees in Rockefeller Center

Check out more than a decade of Christmas trees in Rockefeller Center.

Gallery Credit: Credit - Polly McAdams

Rome Girls Saving Christmas for the Less Fortunate in Central New York

Help make Christmas a little merrier for the less fortunate in Central New York by donating to the Isabella and Liliana Toy Drive.

Gallery Credit: Credit - Polly McAdams

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