BEIJING - DECEMBER 20: A performer dressed in a Santa Claus outfit attends a Christmas tree lighting ceremony at a theme park on December 20, 2006 in Beijing, China. Western traditions such as the Christmas Day, Valentine's Day and Halloween have become increasingly popular among Chinese youth, as shops, restaurants and bars promote their businesses during these holidays. (Photo by Cancan Chu/Getty Images)

Every year, theme parks around the country pull out all the stops and deck the halls for the holidays. USA Today has made a list of the top 20 that have the best holiday event in the nation, and 4 Florida theme parks have made the list.

The list is part of their “10Best” series, so they need help narrowing down that list from 20 to 10, and are asking readers to vote for their favorite.

You can vote once per day until voting ends at noon on Monday, December 6. The top 10 will be announced on Friday, December 17.

In Florida, those in the top 20 include Christmas Town at Busch Gardens-Tampa Bay, Holidays at Walt Disney World-Orlando, Holidays at Universal-Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration.

Here’s the full list:

  • Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay – Tampa
  • Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood – Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
  • Hersheypark Christmas Candylane – Hershey, Penn.
  • Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Williamsburg – Williamsburg, Va.
  • Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Great Adventure – Jackson, N.J.
  • Holidays at Walt Disney World Resort – Orlando
  • Holiday Lights at Lake Compounce – Bristol, Conn.
  • Dutch Winter Wonderland at Dutch Wonderland – Lancaster, Penn.
  • Holidays at Universal Orlando – Orlando, Florida
  • Storybook Land Christmas Fantasy with Lights – Egg Harbor Township, N.J.
  • Holiday Lights at Kennywood – West Mifflin, Penn.
  • SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration – Orlando
  • An Old Time Christmas at Silver Dollar City – Branson, Mo.
  • Christmas Festival Of Lights at Edaville – Carver, Mass.
  • Christmastime at Santa’s Village – Jefferson, N.H.
  • Knott’s Merry Farm at Knott’s Berry Farm – Buena Park, Calif.
  • Yuletide Family Weekends at Santa’s Workshop – North Pole, N.Y.
  • Holidays at LEGOLAND – Carlsbad, Calif.
  • WinterFest at Kings Island – Mason, Ohio
  • Holidays at the Disneyland Resort – Anaheim, Calif.

Click here to vote for your favorite




Christmas Tree Safety Tips For This Holiday Season:

Christmas trees are certainly a popular decoration this time of year, but they also have the potential for danger.

According to the American Christmas Tree Association (ACTA), “Christmas trees alone result in 13 million dollars, annually, in property damage.” Fortunately, the ACTA has plenty of tips to make sure your Christmas is merry, bright and most of all, safe for the whole family.




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