Hudson Valley is Very Close to ‘Grinchiest’ City in the USA
Don't be fooled by the Christmas spirit here, we're pretty close to a place that is tremendously lacking it. A lot of people think New York is one of the best places for Christmas and they make it a point to come visit during the holiday season. The Hudson Valley is filled with towns that look like they belong in a Hallmark movie and it's just a short train ride away from the New York City where everything happens. However, it might not be as much of a "Christmasy" as you think.
Where is the 'grinchiest' city in the United States?
I'm not a Christmas fan at all, but this is even surprising to me. I'll give you some hints, this place is filled with holiday markets, it holds a pretty big SantaCon event and is home to the most known Christmas tree across the country. Still not sure?
According to FinanceBuzz, NEW YORK CITY is taking the title for the grinchiest place in the United States. Wow. Data was reportedly looked at from all 50 states and some factors in this were how many holiday decoration shops, Christmas tree lots, gift shops and food banks there. Ouch. NYC also has a very low population of people who volunteer. Not a good look...
The Hudson Valley connection:
Since we are very close to New York City it is our job...well yours, to help increase the Christmas spirit so New York doesn't seem like a ton of scrooges. Decorate a little extra this year, donate if you have extra time and money and remember that the holidays can be a tough time for even the happiest people so be extra kind to everyone.
We're still pushing for the Christmas spirit, here are train stations that have been transformed for the holidays and some cool candy cane shops: