Dallas named among nation’s best Christmas cities

December 21, 2018 by  

While the chances of getting a ‘White Christmas’ are slim, the ‘Christmas Spirit’ is apparently alive and well in Dallas. This is according to a new analysis by Wallethub, a personal finance website.

The “holiday study” used criteria like a city’s number of holiday and dining events, gift shopping opportunities, and decorations to compile the list, which also featured fellow Texas cities Houston and Austin.

According to Wallethub:

“Americans are projected to spend up to $720bn over the holidays…the average person plans to spend $1,007.24. If you don’t have a reasonable holiday budget — or enough self-control — then your Plan B should definitely include celebrating in the cheapest Christmas destinations.”

While Dallas is no stranger to tourism, this new designation as a ‘Christmas Capital’ is certainly one that could evoke some interest. With hundreds of organizations, businesses, and other groups doing their best to celebrate the holidays, there is plenty on offer for both visitors and native Texans.

Companies who want to make a particularly strong showing in this year’s holiday festivities can still invest in banner, flyer, or poster printing form a local shop to help get the word out, or leave it until next year and try to outdo their 2018 efforts.

Wallethub sourced data from Yelp.com, the U.S. Census Bureau, The Council for Community and Economic Research, and The Association of Religion Data Archives.