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WalletHub study: 2021’s best cities for Christmas

With spending over the winter holidays projected to be up to $859 billion this year, the highest amount ever, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2021’s Best Places for Christmas Celebrations, as well as accompanying videos and expert commentary.

In order to determine which cities will offer a holly jolly holiday even amid the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic, WalletHub compared the 100 biggest U.S. cities based on 32 key indicators of a safe and affordable Christmas. Our data set ranges from the availability of Christmas traditions to the percentage of residents who are fully vaccinated to the city’s overall generosity.

Best Cities for Christmas
1. Atlanta, GA 11. Miami, FL
2. Orlando, FL 12. Chicago, IL
3. Las Vegas, NV 13. St. Louis, MO
4. Pittsburgh, PA 14. Raleigh, NC
5. San Francisco, CA 15. Denver, CO
6. Seattle, WA 16. Honolulu, HI
7. Los Angeles, CA 17. Austin, TX
8. Cincinnati, OH 18. Cleveland, OH
9. New York, NY 19. Minneapolis, MN
10. Portland, OR 20. San Diego, CA

Key Stats

  • Miami has the most Christmas tree farms (per square root of the population), 0.025222, which is 23.4 times more than in Indianapolis, the city with the fewest at 0.001076.
  • Orlando, Florida, has the most gift shops (per square root of the population), 0.233991, which is 28.6 times more than in Garland, Texas, the city with the fewest at 0.008192.
  • Los Angeles has the most toy stores (per square root of the population), 0.120499, which is 29.6 times more than in North Las Vegas, Nevada, the city with the fewest at 0.004071.
  • Seattle has the most food banks (per square root of population), 0.024675, which is 20.4 times more than in Boston, the city with the fewest at 0.001209.

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This article was released by WalletHub.