Christmas Crazy

Ornaments at Christkindlmarket Chicago
A street-long Christmas light display, surfing Santas, the world's largest Christmas tree and more are featured in this celebration of over-the-top Christmas destinations. We're hitching up the sleigh for a tour of the biggest, best and most over-the-top Yuletide traditions and ho-ho-holiday events in the nation. "

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Ornaments at Christkindlmarket Chicago
Ornaments at Christkindlmarket Chicago

Ornaments at Christkindlmarket Chicago

Chicago hosts the largest Christmas Market in the US, bringing in well over 1 million visitors annually. There you will find enough goodies to fill 100 Christmas stockings. 960 1280

  

Christmas ball ornaments at Christkindlmarket Chicago

Christmas ball ornaments at Christkindlmarket Chicago

A popular item at the market is ornaments. You'll find them in every color and shape. 960 1280

  

Pig ornaments at Christkindlmarket Chicago

Pig ornaments at Christkindlmarket Chicago

There are even ornaments for the pig lover in you. Oink, oink! 960 1280

  

Customer buying nuts at Christkindlmarket Chicago

Customer buying nuts at Christkindlmarket Chicago

In addition to ornaments, your taste buds will be happy with goodies like warm, spiced nuts. 960 1280

  

Gingerbread at Christkindlmarket Chicago

Gingerbread at Christkindlmarket Chicago

And authentic gingerbread is sure to satisfy that holiday hunger. 960 1280

  

Christmas Tree at the Gaylord Palms

Christmas Tree at the Gaylord Palms

From Chicago we move to Kissimmee, FL, and visit the Gaylord Palms. Their courtyard is all done up for the holidays, showcasing decorations such as this beautiful Christmas tree. 960 1280

  

Ice Nativity Scene at the Gaylord Palms

Ice Nativity Scene at the Gaylord Palms

The Gaylord Palms' ICE! features ice sculptures and slides. The sculptures include everything from a nativity scene to this year's theme, Dreamworks' Shrek. 960 1280

  

Gingerbread house competition at The Grove Park Inn

Gingerbread house competition at The Grove Park Inn

In Asheville, NC, the Grove Park Inn hosts its National Gingerbread House Competition. Contestants from across the country bring their sugar-and-spice creations. 960 1280

  

Judges at Grove Park Inn National Gingerbread House Competition

Judges at Grove Park Inn National Gingerbread House Competition

Judges study one of the gingerbread creations at the competition as they try to narrow the field and select a grand prize winner. 960 1280

  

Life-size gingerbread house at Christmas at the Galt House: KaLightoscope Christmas

Life-size gingerbread house at Christmas at the Galt House: KaLightoscope Christmas

The Galt House’s annual KaLightoscope display features larger-than-life lighted holiday sculptures. The life-size gingerbread house kicks things off.  960 1280

  

Snowman sleigh riding at The Galt House

Snowman sleigh riding at The Galt House

Watch out for Frosty! He is doing a little sleigh riding at the Galt House in Louisville, KY. 960 1280

  

Santa Claus at Christmas at the Galt House: KaLightoscope Christmas<

Santa Claus at Christmas at the Galt House: KaLightoscope Christmas<

Santa wants in on the action, too. He grabs his snowboard and hits the slopes. 960 1280

  

Miracle on 34th street in Baltimore

Miracle on 34th street in Baltimore

Neighbors of Baltimore's 34th Street get together each year to put on an amazing light display. 960 1280

  

Miracle on 34th street homes in Baltimore

Miracle on 34th street homes in Baltimore

Inflatable characters, musical trains, and blinking angels and reindeer adorn the homes. The lights are on every night from Thanksgiving weekend to January 1. 960 1280

  

The Christmas tree at the Ritz Carlton in California

The Christmas tree at the Ritz Carlton in California

Grab your surfboard and hat to participate in the Second Annual Surfing Santa Competition. The Ritz-Carlton goes all out with surf-themed Christmas decorations, including a giant tree with sea-related ornaments. 960 1280

  

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