For 26 days each year starting Dec. 1, this tiny textile town transforms into the biggest holiday light display in the U.S., earning it the coveted name of Christmas Town USA.
New York City
From Rockefeller Center's gorgeous tree to Bryant Park's Winter Wonderland and the unbelievable performances of the Radio City Rockettes, New York City reserves the holiday season for its most magical moments.
Olvera Street in Los Angeles is a pedestrian open-air mall marketplace with craft shops and restaurants. It hosts its own version of Las Posadas each year from Dec. 16-24. The processions re-enact the Christmas Eve journey of Mary and Joseph.
The Inn at Christmas Place is renowned for its comprehensive Christmas decorations and month-long activities leading up to the big holiday, including a singing Santa Claus and visit by Charles Dickens' great-great grandson.
Often referred to as the Danish capital of America, Solvang observes Julefest every year to mark the Christmas season. It includes a tree lighting at city hall, Danish folk dancers, music, horses and carriages, and even a parade.
For the past 26 years, Woodstock has hosted Wassail Weekend. It features a distinctive parade of more than 50 horses and riders adorned in holiday costumes and period dress, as well as wagon and sleigh rides and a wassail feast.
A basket of puppies arrived at the News 3 studio in Madison Friday morning as part of a promotion between a cab company and a Madison-based pet rescue. Uber and Underdogpetrescue.org teamed up to offer a puppy break to Uber app users that benefits the pet rescue. Condi (brown) and Wylie (black) got lots of snuggles and love from staff before they went on their way to cheer up other Madisonians through Uber until 3 p.m., the company said.
Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton participate in the PBS NewsHour Democratic presidential candidate debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Milwaukee. The debate is the final debate before the Nevada caucuses scheduled for Feb. 20.