D.C. Ranked the 10th “Best City For Christmas” in 2022

by MCS Staff

With spending over the winter holidays projected to be between $943 billion and $960 billion this year, the highest amount ever, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2022’s Best Places for Christmas Celebrations– with Washington D.C. coming in 10th out of the 100 biggest cities in the country.

In order to determine which cities will offer a holly jolly holiday even amid the stresses of high inflation, WalletHub compared the 100 biggest U.S. cities based on 32 key indicators of a safe and affordable Christmas. Our data set ranges from the availability of Christmas traditions to the percentage of residents who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to the city’s overall generosity.

Best Cities for Christmas
1. Seattle, WA 11. San Francisco, CA
2. Atlanta, GA 12. Los Angeles, CA
3. Las Vegas, NV 13. Miami, FL
4. Pittsburgh, PA 14. Portland, OR
5. Orlando, FL 15. Chicago, IL
6. St. Louis, MO 16. Buffalo, NY
7. Honolulu, HI 17. Denver, CO
8. Cincinnati, OH 18. Minneapolis, MN
9. New York, NY 19. Raleigh, NC
10. Washington, DC 20. San Diego, CA

Key Stats

  • Washington D.C. ranks #2 in the “generosity” category.


  • Miami has the most Christmas tree farms (per square root of the population), 0.025631, which is 24.1 times more than in Indianapolis, the city with the fewest at 0.001065.
  • Orlando, Florida, has the most gift shops (per square root of the population), 0.219404, which is 19.1 times more than in North Las Vegas, Nevada, the city with the fewest at 0.011459.
  • Orlando, Florida has the most toy stores (per square root of the population), 0.133081, which is 34.8 times more than in North Las Vegas, Nevada, the city with the fewest at 0.003820.
  • Seattle has the most food banks (per square root of population), 0.023346, which is 18.9 times more than in Boston, the city with the fewest at 0.001236.

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