We all know Santa lives at the North Pole. He even has his own postal code: HOH 0H0. The North Pole is absolutely the most Christmas-y place on Earth, but there are some serious drawbacks.
The weather outside is truly frightful. The commute is longer than Santa's list of Naughty kids, and they don't have an Olive Garden.
It's a good thing that Burlington, VT has stepped up to give us a big piece of Christmas that's closer to home.
Every year, Burlington's famous Church Street Market sets up an incredible Christmas display that draws crowds, pleases children, and fills everyone with a sense of wonder.
One TripAdvisor review described it like "a Winter snow globe" and others have compared it to the famous Christmas markets in Europe.
You don't really need reviews to tell you about a place those. Just let the pictures tell the story:
Part of the Christmas fun is getting the furry family members in on the action. Pet Photo Night with Santa is a big draw and results in some adorable pictures.
Everyone is annoyed in the winter because it's usually dark by 5:00 p.m., but sunsets are pretty no matter what time of year. The 4-block market is lined with lights, garland, and other Christmas ornaments that really come alive at night.
No marketplace is complete without great shopping, and the window-fronts get into the yuletide spirit too.
If you've ever seen Charlie Brown or the Grinch, you know that a central part of Christmas is the tree. This is probably where Burlington steals the show most.
It's enough so that you don't even mind the snow.
It's actually so Christmas-y that it even drew some normal residents from The North Pole.
If you're near the area you should definitely consider stopping in to visit the Marketplace. You can find more information for them here.