There's nothing quite like New York City at Christmas time. From the Rockefeller tree to Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, the Big Apple is a must-visit during the holidays, at least once in your lifetime.

There are smaller towns all across the state that transform into a Hallmark Christmas movie to put you and the entire family in the holiday spirit too, and they are all worth the trip.

Lake Placid and Skaneateles were both named among the Top 50 Most Magical Winter Wonderland Towns in the U.S. by Trips to Discover.

Breathtaking surroundings and often charming streets lined with historical buildings or perhaps simply an ideal eatery for sitting next to a roaring fire, a glass of wine, or a cup of hot cocoa in hand.

But those are just two of many places in New York you can get celebrate the Christmas season in style. See 11 small towns that are decked out for the holidays in a big way.

11 Christmas Towns in New York to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

New York City may be home to the Rockefeller Christmas tree but there are several small towns and villages that will get you in the holiday spirit with all the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple.

Longest Christmas Lights Display in the World a Short Drive from CNY

Millions travel to Niagara Falls for the Winter Festival of Lights to see the more than 3 million lights and spectacular fireworks displays that run from November 12, 2022, through February 20, 2023.

10 Years of Christmas Trees in Rockefeller Center

Check out more than a decade of Christmas trees in Rockefeller Center.

Rome Girls Saving Christmas for the Less Fortunate in Central New York

Help make Christmas a little merrier for the less fortunate in Central New York by donating to the Isabella and Liliana Toy Drive.

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