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From Santa Claus, IN, to Christmas, MI, by way of North Pole, AK, see some of the jolliest holiday-theme-named towns across the US. Not even Scrooge can resist getting in the holiday spirit!

Giant Santa at Santa's Workshop in Chrsitmas Michigan

Giant Santa at Santa's Workshop in Chrsitmas Michigan

How do you measure up to Santa? See for yourself when you visit Santa's Workshop. 960 1280

  

Santa at the US Post Office in Santa Claus Indiana

Santa at the US Post Office in Santa Claus Indiana

The post office in Santa Claus, IN, embraces the Christmas spirit year-round! 960 1280

  

Santa's Storytime at Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari

Santa's Storytime at Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari

Parents can bring their small children to Santa's Storytime for songs and Christmas tales at Holiday World and Splashin' Safari in Santa Claus, IN.

  

Outside of Santa's Candy Castle in Santa Claus, IN

Outside of Santa's Candy Castle in Santa Claus, IN

Established in 1935, Santa's Candy Castle in Santa Claus, IN, is like nowhere else. Children visiting the shop can log in to their exclusive North Pole Network for a live chat with Santa's "helpers." Then, choose from a wide assortment of candies and holiday gifts. Admission to the castle is free.

  

Statue of Jesus outside of Wonder Cave in Rudolph Grotto Gardens

Statue of Jesus outside of Wonder Cave in Rudolph Grotto Gardens

One of the many statues outside the Wonder Cave, a 1/5-mile passageway whose design is based on the catacombs of Rome, at the Rudolph Grotto Gardens in Rudolph, WI. The site consists of man-made rock formations set against beautiful gardens and St. Jude’s Chapel.

  

Santa Claus rides The Voyage at Holiday World

Santa Claus rides The Voyage at Holiday World

Santa Claus rides the Voyage at Holiday World, which was named best wooden roller coaster in the US by Time in 2013 and was featured by Travel Channel on Insane Coaster Wars. 960 1280

  

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The Ice Kingdom at Chill

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A Travel Channel ice sculpture sits on display at The Ice Kingdom at Chill attraction by the Queen Mary< in Long Beach, CA. The Dome that houses the Ice Kingdom in winter is the original home of Howard Hughes’ mammoth airplane, The Spruce Goose. Dress warmly for Chill: it’s freezing! 960 1280

  

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The Lighted Farm Implement Parade

The Lighted Farm Implement Parade lights up the streets in Sunnyside, WA. The Parade preserves the tradition of a rural Christmas celebration and promotes the agricultural heritage of the Yakima Valley.  960 1280

  

Newport Beach Boat Parade of Lights

Newport Beach Boat Parade of Lights

Boats display their lights at the Newport Beach Boat Parade of Lights in Newport Beach, CA. In 1908, small group of boats and rafts formed the first parade, modeled after the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, CA. 960 1280

  

The Tacky Lights Tour in Richmond, VA

The Tacky Lights Tour in Richmond, VA

The Tacky Lights Tour in Richmond, VA, started as a joke in 1985, but now Winn Transportation takes 30,000 visitors house to house each year. 960 1280

  

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Canine Christmas Costume Contest

A contestant struts his stuff in the Canine Christmas Costume Contest in Conway, SC. In addition to Best Holiday Costume, participants compete for other prizes such as Best Kisser, Best Trick and Dog Owner Look-a-Like. 960 1280

  

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Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA

A tubing slide inside the Chill ice sculpture attraction at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA, attracts fun-lovers of all ages. 960 1280

  

Linvilla Orchards in Media, PA

Linvilla Orchards in Media, PA

At Linvilla Orchards in Media, PA, the largest tree maze in the world is made up of 2,000 unused and unsold Christmas trees. At a mile long, the maze takes about 30 minutes to complete … if you can find the way out.  960 1280

  

Elf Party in San Francisco

Elf Party in San Francisco

The annual Elf Party in San Francisco started in 2002, when 2 college friends threw an elf-attire party for 16 people. Now, over 1,500 revelers converge upon The Regency Ballroom for a holiday dance party. Costumes are strongly encouraged! 960 1280

  

The mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

The mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

The mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park in Spring Hill, FL, are joined by Santa for their completely underwater Christmas show. 960 1280

  

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James Bowlin at Mudfest

James Bowlin at Mudfest

James Bowlin poses with his truck, “The Beast,” before the Swamp Run at Louisiana Mudfest. 960 1280

  

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Greg Taylor and his blue S-10 truck

Greg Taylor and his blue S-10 truck are the first victims of the Park vs. Park Swamp Run at the Lousiana Mudfest. 960 1280

  

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A close-up shot of the first-ever Swamp Run Trophy, shortly after it was run over by Michael Ballew. 960 1280

  

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Michael Ballew's “The Green Machine” in all its glory after getting stuck during the Side by Side Relay Race. 960 1280

  

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James Bowlin drives his truck, “The Beast,” during his leg of Louisiana Mudfest’s Run N’ Gunnin’ Relay Race. 960 1280

  

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Participants Magen, Pepitone and Will show off their trophy after winning the first-ever Louisiana Mudfest Run N’ Gunnin’ Relay Race. 960 1280

  

Louisiana Mudfest Hill and Hole

Louisiana Mudfest Hill and Hole

All the competing trucks for the Louisiana Mudfest Hill and Hole event line up. 960 1280

  

Louisiana Mudfest

Louisiana Mudfest

Michael Parker and bodyguard Sam hold a gator after removing it from the Louisiana Mudfest swimming hole in Colfax, LA. 960 1280

  

Louisiana Mudfest

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"Chicks Dig It" crosses the finish line at Louisiana Mudfest. The town of Colfax, LA, has some of the best mud around -- its fine texture makes it more of a challenge for the drivers. 960 1280

  

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Completely covered in mud, Justin Pepitone grins after hearing the results of the Barrel Race at Louisiana Mudfest. 960 1280

  

Brick's

Brick's

A patron at Brick’s Off-Road Park in Poplar Bluff, MO, poses in front of his muddy truck. 960 1280

  

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This truck didn't quite have what it takes to make it out of the muddy water. 960 1280

  

Brick's

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The drag racing strip at Brick's Off-Road Park where mud people test their skill. 960 1280

  

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Britany Gideaux from Singer, LA, poses with her truck, the “Swamp Princess,” and her trophy for winning the obstacle course at Louisiana MudFest. 960 1280

  

Mudding

Mudding

This car won’t be winning a mud racing trophy any time soon. 960 1280

  

Brick's

Brick's

A Brick’s Off-Road Park patron takes a break from off-roading. 960 1280

  

Samantha, a Brick’s employee, talks to a mud racer on the sidelines of the drag racing track. 960 1280

  

Mud people

Mud people

Thousands of people travel to America’s mud parks every weekend to go muddin’. 960 1280

  

Pink Mint

Pink Mint

Maghen Hall shows off her truck, the "Pink Mint." 960 1280

  

Brick's Off-Road Park

Brick's Off-Road Park

Brick’s Off-Road Park brings thousands of people to small city of Poplar Bluff, MO, every weekend. 960 1280

  

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With 68-inch tractor-trailer tires, James Bowlin’s truck, "The Beast," certainly lives up to its name. 960 1280

  

Motor Hill

Motor Hill

A man prepares to climb “Motor Hill” in his rock crawler at Brick’s. 960 1280

  

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Maghen Hall and James Bowlin line up their trucks to settle a bet by drag racing at Brick’s Off-Road Park. 960 1280

  

Chicks Dig It

Chicks Dig It

Justin Pepitone attempts the Brick’s Off-Road Park obstacle course in his jeep named “Chicks Dig It.” 960 1280

  

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These girls prove that muddin’ isn’t just a man’s sport. 960 1280

  

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