Eastern Tennessee is home to Knoxville, a big city with a small town heart that offers up the perfect mix of outdoor adventure, history, exciting places to visit and urban amenities, eateries and museums.
As the official Christmas Capital of Texas, the city of Grapevine, about a half-hour drive northwest of Dallas, spans their holiday celebrations over the course of more than 40 days, offering hundreds of festive events.
Remember the scene in “A Christmas Story” where Ralphie and his friends are looking in the department store Christmas windows? Kansas City returns to that magical 1950s Christmas every year with magical light displays and over-the-top holiday events. The end of November is the perfect time to make the trek to Kansas City (about five hours northeast of Oklahoma City) to kick off the Christmas season in a festive family-friendly environment.