Chrismas is Coming to the Deep South

Christmas is Coming to the Deep South

The US does Christmas on another level, so if you're visiting the South during November or December you should check out some of the festivities and traditions that take place each year. And you’re guaranteed to find some very festive decorated porches!

In North Alabama there’s “It’s A Dickens Christmas Y’all” which has been a tradition for over 11 years and takes place in the historic downtown of Tuscumbia – just think milk, cookies and trolley ride and you’ll get all the festive vibes.

The spirit of the season shines during Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood. It’s been voted America’s Best Christmas Event for more than a decade as the skies are full of more than 6-million twinkling lights and award-winning shows full of Christmas cheer – and Dolly cheer too!

A holiday tradition among local businesses in Cleveland, Mississippi is 50 Nights Of Lights. There are over 100,000 lights that transform the area into a winter wonderland. The trail is open from mid-November until early January and a great way to do some local shopping while exploring the area too.

If you’re travelling across Louisiana from November until January, you can enjoy festivities among seven different areas. The Holiday Trail of Lights has beautiful displays of Christmas lights, parades, live music, and theatre performances. The Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights is eight cities in north Louisiana - Shreveport, Bossier City, Minden, Monroe, West Monroe, Natchitoches and Alexandria & Pineville.

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Posted on: 20/12/2023

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