This Charming Small Town in Illinois Perfect for Holiday Getaway
If presents aren't your thing, but travel is you are going to want to add this charming small town to your list.
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With the perfect backdrop straight out of a Hallmark Channel Christmas movie, Galena was named by Reader's Digest as one of the best small towns to visit for the holidays. With several B&Bs, Airbnb's, and just some good old fashion downtown shopping Galena is a top-ranked town to visit, stay, and enjoy for any holiday but especially around Christmas.
Galena is one of the most charming small towns for a cozy, old-fashioned Christmas. Set among the snow-covered farmland of northern Illinois, the town has a charming Main Street that gets all decked out for the season.
Now, Galena is still on my list as one of those towns I need to visit. No matter what time of year I find that there is something going on in Galena for you to take in and enjoy, I mean when there is a town that has a fireworks show to welcome on in the holiday season it is like you have to go to see everything in person.
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There is also a "Living Window" night much like Hanibal where you can walk downtown, do a little (or a lot) of shopping, and just take in the scenery all around you. It seems very magical to me.