Things to Do in Small Towns this Christmas
Stuck in your small town for the holidays? Don’t be too quick to judge small town Christmas’s. If you know how to have fun, you’ll realize your quaint little town can be just as fun as any city.
Big city concerts may fill the stage with chart-topping artists, but small town concerts are no less than fun. In small towns you can usually see church choirs, independent music groups, school students, and even small piece orchestras put on a great show that touches the heart. Not to mention you can get close enough to the stage to actually see the performers. Small town concerts may be small in scale but big on cause. Benefits from these concerts are often donated to community projects. When you buy tickets you are not only entertaining yourself but you’re supporting a good cause as well. Wouldn’t you rather help someone this Christmas? I thought so.
Spectacular Giant Trees.
Roam around your town plaza and you’ll be amazed by twinkling lights, life-size figures of Santa Claus with his reindeer’s, and a colossal Christmas tree as a centerpiece. Aren’t these spectacular sights to see at night? And as you mill around these creations, you’ll likely bump into old friends and family. So it’s also a great time to catch up and reconnect with people.
What’s great about small towns is that produce is generally abundant. And to highlight such farm food delights, towns usually hold Christmas food fairs. Use them as an opportunity to grab some sample food for free and learn great new recipes. Local town folk are not big on selfishness, so ask and you shall receive. Yes, especially with food. Don’t expect this kind of generosity in big cities.
Also, if you know contest-worthy recipes, set up your own booth to display and sell your food. You’ll be flooded with compliments and profits, you’ll see. Still want to spend Christmas in the city?
If food fairs and giant trees are not enough, how about being visited by door-to-door carolers? In cities you can watch carolers far away on a distant stage, but in small towns, you get to watch them right on your doorstep. Adding to the charm of Christmas music are the sincere and warm faces that sing the carols to you. These carolers don’t expect much from you in return and proceeds generally go to a charity, so a dollar or two is all you need to help them out and to feel good about giving.
Living in a small town doesn’t have to mean you have an uneventful and boring Christmas. In fact, if you get out there and take in all your small town has on offer, it can even be more fun than spending Christmas in the city.Mail this post