My Dating Adviser set out to evaluate the best Christmas towns across the nation. Two local communities — with red and green deep in their DNA — made the list, compiled by Amy Pritchett.
Measuring overall jolliness included looking at elements such as:
- Number of Christmas activities
Analysts even assessed the chances of each location having a white Christmas.
New Hope ranked No. 5., and Lahaska found a spot on the nice list at No. 96.
New Hope’s 1,540 seasonal events were a major factor in its inclusion. Its 32-degree average temperature enabled the judges to feel appropriately brisk for hot chocolate and warm cookies.
And the chance of a Dec. 24-25 snow — pegged at 32 percent for 2021 — is just enough to keep kids young and old hopeful.
Lahaska, whose Peddler’s Village is a huge draw, has a steady stream of holiday programming, including a million lights onsite, a 1920s carousel, an expertly crafted gingerbread-house display, and a Santa parade.
More on the best Christmas towns in America is at My Dating Adviser.