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Las Vegas ranks third best city for Christmas 2022 — tops for shopping

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — If shopping is your ardour, there’s no higher place in America than Las Vegas to spend Christmas this year.

That’s based on WalletHub, which ranked cities for 5 classes to find out the best cities for Christmas 2022. Las Vegas ranked No. 1 for shopping, and No. 3 total, behind Seattle and Atlanta, and simply forward of Pittsburgh and Orlando. The full high 10 and their rankings in every class:

Henderson ranked No. 98 on the listing, with North Las Vegas shut behind at No. 100. The best rating for each: price.

Las Vegas additionally ranked third within the nation for best place to spend New Year’s Eve, behind New York and Orlando.

The WalletHub survey ranked the 100 greatest cities within the U.S. based mostly on “32 key indicators of a festive and affordable Christmas.”

Here’s a breakdown on what figured into every class:

  • Traditions & Fun – Total Points: 20
    • Ranking on Top 25 Destinations for Christmas: Double Weight (~2.67 Points)
    • Note: This metric relies on advance resort reservations made on priceline.com and measures the rating of the city among the many high 25 Christmas locations.
    • Christmas Events per Capita: Double Weight (~2.67 Points) Note: “Events” embody festivals, performances and galas.
    • Google Search Interest for ‘Christmas Celebration’: Full Weight (~1.33 Points) Note: This metric measures the actual intent of the inhabitants to seek out details about the next search phrases: “Christmas party”, “Christmas light show”, “Christmas market”, “Christmas concert”, “Christmas festival” and “Christmas dinner”. “Real intent” is measured utilizing the common month-to-month search volumes for these particular phrases.
    • Christmas Tree Farms per Capita: Full Weight (~1.33 Points) Note: “Christmas tree farms” refers to Christmas tree gardens, tons and promoting factors.
    • Bakeries per Capita: Full Weight (~1.33 Points)
    • Restaurants per Capita: Full Weight (~1.33 Points)
    • Diversity of Restaurants: Full Weight (~1.33 Points)
    • Number of Attractions: Full Weight (~1.33 Points)
    • Ice Skating Rinks per Capita: Full Weight (~1.33 Points)
    • Nightlife Options per Capita: Full Weight (~1.33 Points)
    • Music Venues per Capita: Full Weight (~1.33 Points) Note: Many cities host Christmas live shows throughout the vacation season.
    • Percentage of Residents Who Are Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19: Double Weight (~2.67 Points)
  • Observance – Total Points: 20
    • Share of Christian Population: Full Weight (~10.00 Points)
    • Churches per Capita: Full Weight (~10.00 Points)
  • Generosity – Total Points: 20
    • Food Banks per Capita: Full Weight (~4.00 Points) Share of Income Donated to Charity: Full Weight (~4.00 Points)
    • Share of Population Collecting/Distributing Food & Clothes for the Needy: Full Weight (~4.00 Points)
    • Online Giving per Capita: Full Weight (~4.00 Points)
    • Christmas Spirit: Full Weight (~4.00 Points) Note: This metric relies on WalletHub’s “Most Caring Cities” rating.
  • Shopping – Total Points: 20
    • Christmas Markets per Capita: Double Weight (~5.00 Points)
    • Gift Shops per Capita: Full Weight (~2.50 Points)
    • Shopping Centers & Outlets per Capita: Full Weight (~2.50 Points)
    • Toy Stores & Hobby Shops per Capita: Full Weight (~2.50 Points)
    • Candy Stores & Chocolatiers per Capita: Full Weight (~2.50 Points)
    • Cards & Stationery Shops per Capita: Full Weight (~2.50 Points)
    • Holiday Decorations Shops & Holiday Decorating Services per Capita: Full Weight (~2.50 Points)
  • Costs – Total Points: 20
    • Average Price per Christmas Party Ticket: Double Weight (~5.71 Points)
    • Cost of Three-Star Hotel Room: Full Weight (~2.86 Points)
    • Restaurant Meal Costs: Full Weight (~2.86 Points)
    • Number of Affordable, High-Quality Restaurants: Full Weight (~2.86 Points) Note: “High-Quality Restaurants” embody these with scores of 4.5 stars or greater.
    • Average Beverage Price: Full Weight (~2.86 Points) Note: “Beverage” refers to beer and wine.
    • Average Price for Two Tickets to the Theater: Full Weight (~2.86. Points) Note: Some cities supply a variety of Christmas-themed performances which one can get pleasure from with associates or household.

WalletHub collected knowledge from the U.S. Census Bureau, Corporation for National and Community Service, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Council for Community and Economic Research, The U.S. Religion Census , Priceline, Eventbrite, Yelp, TripAdvisor, Kayak, Numbeo, Google Ads, Expatistan, Internal Revenue Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and WalletHub analysis.

See the full survey on WalletHub’s website.

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