I can nearly odor the fireside and the evergreen candle burning…🌲 The Residing In Yellow workforce and neighborhood have mixed forces to share our favourite cities to go to in the course of the vacation season! AKA our personal little Hallmark film information for the LIY Neighborhood to all take pleasure in 💫 [p.s. From gift guides, to recipes, to holiday decor, to our wishlists, we’ve got you covered in our holiday shop here!] So get your suitcase packed and prepare to cozy up with a cup of cocoa and really feel such as you’ve been transported into to your favourite vacation film! Sharing the entire magical particulars right here…🪄
Extra favourite cities to go to this season that you just’ve shared this fashion!
picture credit score: Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce
The Leavenworth Village of lights activate at Thanksgiving and can keep lit by way of Valentine’s Day! This can be a magical city in the course of the vacation season. An LIY follower shared her good day in Leavenworth! “Seize a stein of beer and a Massive Lavatory Bratwurst with all types of specialty mustards! Then, make your method to the hearth tables and meet some new pals! Hearken to the reside accordion participant wearing lederhosen whilst you take pleasure in an enormous pretzel and cheese and take a look at Schweinshaxe or Schnitzel for dinner. See the wonderful Christmas lights, stroll the outlets, have a chilly beer or mulled spiced wine, take heed to the carolers, and take the youngsters to the ski hill. See the Reindeer and get an image with Santa. Get some outdated time photographs at and put on some Bavarian outfits. Experience in a horse drawn carriage and admire the Christmas lights on the town [no reservations needed]!”
picture credit score: HILLERY MCALPINE
Holland, Michigan is a should cease in the course of the Vacation season! Heated sidewalks and outside fire-pits make your outside stroll good & cozy! Seize a pint at New Holland brewery and nonetheless downtown taking within the outlets and sights!
“Brighten your holidays with a go to to downtown Holland Michigan! Holland’s lovely downtown comes alive with festive and exquisite vacation decor and a mess of thrilling vacation occasions in November and December. Historic downtown Holland gives the right backdrop for our vacation enjoyable, which kicks off with a vacation open home full with strolling carolers and roasting chestnuts. The enjoyable continues with seasonal purchasing offers, picture alternatives with Santa Claus, and even a petting corral with reindeer! Benefit from the creatively lit floats within the Parade of Lights. Stroll by way of the “Kerstmarkt,” a European open-air Christmas market and go to with Sinterklaas, the Dutch Saint Nicholas, at Magic on the Mill. There are vacation theatre and musical performances, a greens sale, house tour, Victorian Christmas teas, particular reveals, and even an annual tree-lighting ceremony! Holland’s warmed cobblestone sidewalks, distinctive outlets and galleries, specialty import outlets and open-air market present one-of-a-kind vacation purchasing all through the competition.” [holland.org]
picture credit score: Will Zimmermann, Miniature Media
Just a few of us on the LIY workforce have visited this magical city, however by no means in the course of the Holidays [but sounds like a dream!]. “For all the wonder Portsmouth gives in the course of the summer time, the vacation season simply could also be its most interesting time of 12 months. The Christmas spirit you discover right here isn’t garish or overblown. It’s tasteful and delicate, extra classic than big-box retailer.” — Yankee Journal
Katy right here from the LIY workforce! My husband and I used to reside in Indianapolis and visiting Carmel [an Indianapolis suburb] in the course of the vacation season was all the time a MUST! The Christkindlmarkt is so magical and the downtown outlets are straight out of a narrative ebook!
“Essentially the most fantastic time of the 12 months is exceptionally particular in Carmel. Expertise the vacations as they give the impression of being within the films with a go to to the Carmel Christkindlmarkt, a stroll down the Magnificent Monon and an ice-skating date at The Ice at Carter Inexperienced. Discover the right items for family members in native outlets alongside Fundamental Road and at Metropolis Heart. Put together to go to with Santa throughout his tour by way of Carmel neighborhoods.” [camel.in.gov]
LIY neighborhood member Lauri shared, “Fundamental Road is past lovable and so resilient, having survived two main harmful floods inside a brief time frame after which the pandemic. Google it and you will notice the resiliency and spirit of this wonderful city!”.
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LIY neighborhood member Amy shared, “Geneva, IL is so cute and quaint with little distinctive outlets! There are wonderful eating places, so many wine stops, Grahams sweets is divine for ice cream and all of the chocolate you may eat. A tremendous little Harvey’s tales ebook retailer on the town, locations to see reside music on the finish of the day, the Herrington Inn proper on the river and a spa to calm down the subsequent day! Our little city is one of the best! We now have had films set right here as a result of it’s image good. You’ll be able to then wander to the city to the north St Charles or the city south Batavia for extra enjoyable!” Don’t neglect to tour do the vacation home tour and annual Christmas stroll!
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There’s a cause this city bought the nickname “Christmas Metropolis”! “All through the Christmas season, Historic Bethlehem hosts quite a lot of festive household actions together with vacation tree excursions, lights shows downtown, carriage rides, seasonal music, or photos with Santa, there’s one thing for everybody!” [historicbethlehem.com]
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LIY Ambassador, Lisa, calls Valparaiso house and may’t sing its praises sufficient! “Get within the spirit and revel within the vacation season all through downtown. You should definitely find time for vacation purchasing and dinner at your favourite downtown outlets and eating places.” [valparasioevents.com]
Get the news from an Alpharetta native! “It’s like dwelling in a Hallmark film in the course of the Vacation season! On the avalon tree lighting be sure you additionally cease at Santa’s home and see a reindeer! Cease in on the Nationwide Lampoon’s Christmas Trip Pop Up at Sis and Moon’s Boutique!”
Blue Ridge is the right place to have a good time the vacations in small city allure! Exit for a hike [weather permitting!], go to Santa and Mrs. Claus and take a Christmas-themed journey aboard the prepare alongside the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway! Don’t neglect: try the window adorning contest downtown.
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An LIY neighborhood member shared, “I extremely suggest the Christmas day feast on the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac. Simply strolling down the streets you are feeling like you might be in a Norman Rockwall portray. You’ll swear you had been in a European metropolis! The cobblestone streets lead you down charming paths to unbelievable outlets and eating places and you’ll most positively run throughout carolers and nativity scenes in the course of the holidays. It’s sooooo magical!!!”
Quebec-cite.com describes the city as, “In winter, Previous Québec is sort of a fairyland Christmas village of lights, decorations, snow, and enchanting European structure. From the Place D’Youville skating rink to the quaint Petit-Champlain, benefit from the winter landscapes and stroll your individual path by way of 400 years of historical past!”