Main Streets Across America Sparkle For the Holidays

There’s something so magical about bright, twinkling decorations for the holidays, especially when they light up Main Streets pretty much from coast to coast.

We’ve got a few favorites from this year’s selection of Main Streets Across America, which we recognized as we were celebrating the heart of our communities.

This truly is a time of year when our downtowns shine, literally and figuratively.

So, in that spirit of the season, we thought we’d share just some of the celebrations that caught our attention.

We know there are tons of other fun holiday events in downtowns around the country. This is a great time to go out enjoy them and celebrate what makes the heart of our communities so special.


The Coast Guard arrives at the Festival of Lights in Rockland, Maine. Photo courtesy of Rockland Downtown.


Carolers sing at the Dickens of a Christmas festival in Franklin, Tennessee. This photo and photo at top by Robin Hood courtesy of  The Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County.


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  1. I love visiting Colonial Williamsburg during the holidays. The decorations made from mostly natural items and color infused with fruits like citrus, apples, and pineapples are not only beautiful but are also a reminder of the resourcefulness within each of us.