These US Cities Have the Most, Least Holiday Spirit

New York City is the most festive of all, while Enterprise, Nev., is a bit of a Grinch
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 15, 2021 9:30 AM CST
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There's big fun in the Big Apple around the holidays.   (Getty Images/julief514)

(Newser) – With 2022 almost upon us, it's the time of year when we wind down and kick back, which often includes a fair bit of festivities. LawnStarter wanted to know which places boast the most spirit of the season, so the site looked at the 200 largest cities in the nation and measured them across five main categories: shopping (how many holiday markets, gift shops, and shopping centers each has); eating (ie, the number of bakeries and candy stores); entertaining (ie, Christmas tree sellers, party supply stores, holiday decorators); merrymaking (including such things as skating rinks and holiday festivals); and frolicking, which looks at average snowfall during November and December, as well as walking activity. New York City emerged as the most festive of all, while Enterprise, Nev., turned out to be the Grinch of the group. Read on to see which other cities fell in the top and bottom 10:

Most Festive

  1. New York (No. 1 in all categories except "frolicking")
  2. Chicago
  3. Boston
  4. Philadelphia
  5. San Francisco
  6. Los Angeles
  7. Jersey City, NJ
  8. Newark, NJ
  9. Denver
  10. Washington, DC
Least Festive
  1. Montgomery, Ala.
  2. Amarillo, Texas
  3. Sunrise Manor, Nev.
  4. Cape Coral, Fla.
  5. Shreveport, La.
  6. Brownsville, Texas
  7. Corpus Christi, Texas
  8. Laredo, Texas
  9. Port St. Lucie, Fla.
  10. Enterprise, Nev.

See LawnStarter's complete list for other cities' festivity rankings.

(Read more US cities stories.)

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