Getting into the Christmas spirit is easy when December nears. The weather starts to get cold, Christmas songs play on the radio, and decorations start appearing. In some cities, holiday-themed carnivals, such as Brian Shechtman’s Miami-based Santa’s Enchanted Forest, even come to town. Brian Shechtman’s guests enjoy a three-million-light display and over 100 attractions, rides, shows, and games to get them into the Christmas mood.
For those who really enjoy Christmas, there are activities that can give you the Christmas feeling year round. Here are a few suggestions:
1. Visit a Year-Round Christmas Town
Some towns have year-round Christmas attractions. North Pole, Alaska, tops the list. Here visitors can go to Santa’s Workshop, check the reindeer at Santa Claus’ House, and drive down Snowman Lane. Even though it’s not where the real North Pole is located, thousands of letters to Santa get sent there anyway.
2. Listen to Kringle Radio
Kringle Radio streams commercial-free Christmas music all day, all year long.
3. Join a Year-Round Christmas Online Community
Believe it or not, year-round Christmas enthusiasts exist. Sites such as www.mymerrychristmas.com share Christmas news, features, and podcasts throughout the year. It even holds events such as Christmas writing contests and tree ornament exchanges.