With Christmas celebrations constrained by the COVID-19 pandemic but overall holiday spending expected to increase compared to 2019, the travel experts today released a report on 2020’s Best Places for Christmas Celebrations.
In order to determine which cities will offer a holly jolly holiday even amid the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic, the experts compared the 100 biggest U.S. cities based on 15 key indicators of a safe and affordable Christmas. The data set ranges from COVID-19 cases to the availability of Christmas traditions to the city’s overall generosity.
|Best Cities for Christmas|
|1. Durham, NC||11. Sacramento, CA|
|2. San Jose, CA||12. Virginia Beach, VA|
|3. Honolulu, HI||13. Atlanta, GA|
|4. Oakland, CA||14. Kansas City, MO|
|5. Raleigh, NC||15. San Diego, CA|
|6. Pittsburgh, PA||16. Cincinnati, OH|
|7. San Francisco, CA||17. Cleveland, OH|
|8. Portland, OR||18. Austin, TX|
|9. Plano, TX||19. Madison, WI|
|10. Seattle, WA||20. Chesapeake, VA|
- Miami has the most Christmas tree farms (per square root of the population), 0.024851, which is 23.2 times more than in Indianapolis, the city with the fewest at 0.001072.
- Honolulu has the fewest COVID-19 cases in the past week per capita, 1,591.53, which is 7.1 times fewer than in Lubbock, Texas, the city with the most at 11,275.64.
- Orlando, Florida, has the most bakeries (per square root of population), 0.356257, which is 9.4 times more than in North Las Vegas, Nevada, the city with the fewest at 0.037850.
- Indianapolis has the lowest average price of wine, $3.63, which is 4.1 times lower than in Seattle, the city with the highest at $14.89.
- Seattle has the most food banks (per square root of population), 0.024190, which is 20.2 times more than in Boston, the city with the fewest at 0.001200.