Forget driving around your neighborhood to admire your neighbors' Christmas lights. There are way more impressive Christmas attractions to be seen. To help you get into the holiday spirit, here is our list of the five over-the-top Christmas locations.
National Christmas Center
Santa Claus, Indiana
This New York City yuletide institution is the biggest and oldest toy store in the city and one of the most over-the-top Christmas destinations there is. Each morning, three toy soldiers play a morning fanfare to open FAO Schwarz and a red carpet is rolled out to welcome the shoppers. The giant LEGO Santa in the front of the store and more than 12,000 pieces of merchandise make this a must see, whether you're toy shopping or not. While you're in the city, hit up some other Christmas traditions like giant Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center Plaza, which features some 30,000 Christmas lights, or visit Santaland at Macy's, the setting of Miracle on 34th Street.
North Pole, Alaska
Despite its name, the tiny town of North Pole, Alaska is not in fact located at the North Pole. But that doesn't stop this festive town from getting into the Christmas spirit. This winter wonderland trucks in 2.2 million pounds of ice each year to build its annual display of frozen sculptures. The center of the town's holiday cheer is The Santa Clause House, which offers personalized letters from Santa and is home to the world's largest Santa Claus statue. Standing 42 feet high and weighing in at 900 pounds, this statuesque St. Nick is definitely going to have a hard time fitting down the chimney with care.
The World's Largest LEGO Christmas Tree
Made from 600,000 LEGO bricks and measuring 39 feet tall, this is one tree you definitely need a ladder to put the tree topper on. The largest LEGO Christmas tree took a team of four more than a month to build and a week to install at St. Pancras Station in London, England. The world's largest LEGO tree is also decorated with 1,000 ornaments - that's one way to trim the tree.