Travel Writer Picks His Top 5 Upstate New York Christmas Towns
Beautiful Christmas towns and villages (and cities) are everywhere in our beloved Upstate New York region.
As a travel writer with a dozen Upstate New York books currently on the shelves, I feel that I have been pretty much everywhere in the region. But of course, that cannot be. I am sure there are little towns, hamlets, and villages all over that I have missed in my many miles of travel, research, writing, and speaking. Maybe I will find them in 2023!
My favorite time of the year to travel is (weather permitting) December believe it or not. I just love how the little map dots in the Adirondacks, Hudson Valley, Finger Lakes, Central New York, Western New York, and the Catskills positively sparkle under a patina of tinsel, snow-covered Christmas trees, holiday lights, and decorated storefront windows. Nothing puts you in the Christmas spirit like the unique Christmas markets, parades, and light displays each town puts together for this festive season.
So here is a list of this writer's top Christmas villages, towns and even a city in Upstate New York, and my reasons why. Remember, this is a one man's opinion, so please give a shout-out to your favorite Christmas village in the region over on our Facebook page. We love hearing from you. And, we'd love to find out new places to explore in the upcoming 2023 season.
I hope you enjoy this gallery. Thanks for reading our stories all year long, and Merry Christmas to all of you and your families.
Travel Writer Pick's Top 5 Upstate New York "Christmas Towns"
Mangia! Look At These Amazing Upstate NY Italian Bakeries!
Did You Know This?? 13 Upstate Food Favorites You Can't Buy Outside of New York State