America’s Best Towns for the Holidays

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Eric Wolfinger

Twinkling lights, sumptuous meals, and maybe even Santa skiing down the slopes: T+L readers share their favorite towns for the holidays.

No. 17 Healdsburg, CA

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Locals in this quaint Sonoma County town struck readers as brainy, literary types—and one of their biggest holiday traditions is the beloved Dickens Dinners at the Madrona Manor, featuring lobster shepherd’s pie and Christmas puddings that would make even Scrooge smile. Continue feasting during the Wine Country Walking Tours’ four-hour Holidays in Healdsburg tour, where you explore downtown shops and wineries, nibbling on freshly baked artisan breads, juniper honey, and handmade chocolates. For gourmet gifts, pick up kitchen gadgets and locally sourced foodstuffs at Healdsburg Shed.

healdsburg california

America’s Best Towns for the Holidays

No. 17 Healdsburg, CA

Locals in this quaint Sonoma County town struck readers as brainy, literary types—and one of their biggest holiday traditions is the beloved Dickens Dinners at the Madrona Manor, featuring lobster shepherd’s pie and Christmas puddings that would make even Scrooge smile. Continue feasting during the Wine Country Walking Tours’ four-hour Holidays in Healdsburg tour, where you explore downtown shops and wineries, nibbling on freshly baked artisan breads, juniper honey, and handmade chocolates. For gourmet gifts, pick up kitchen gadgets and locally sourced foodstuffs at Healdsburg Shed.

Eric Wolfinger
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