03. Mackinac Island, Michigan
A short ferry ride will bring you to this picturesque island town with just 500 residents where everyone celebrates the holidays just like they did 100 years ago. Here, people travel by horse and buggy as motorized vehicles have been banned for the past century. At Christmas, Santa actually visits every child to their Christmas wishes, and they also feature an annual island Christmas bazaar where unique crafts and decorates filled with green, red and lots of lilac – a favorite local color.