• Dining Room: Home Alone House

    In the dining room, the Sydney Barton hand-painted walls illustrate an English garden. The 4,250-square-foot, three-story house is located 30 miles north of Chicago in Winnetka, just blocks from…   See the Image

  • Den: Home Alone House

    Published 03/15/13 in Houses
    Den: Home Alone House

    This comfy family room is the perfect place to watch movies -- or hide from bumbling burglars. The home provides a surprise around every corner, including numerous nooks and crannies throughout…   See the Image

  • Santa Claus, Indiana Post Office

    Originally called Santa Fe when it was established in 1854, this southern Indiana town applied to have its own post office two years later. The U.S. Postal Service, however, rejected the…   See the Image

  • Santa Claus, Indiana Museum

    More than a million people flock to town every year to check out Santa's Candy Castle, the Santa Claus Museum, Santa's Lodge (which includes Frosty's Fun Center), and hang out at the Holiday…   See the Image

  • North Pole, New York Santa's Workshop

    While North Pole, Alaska, may claim to be Santa's ZIP code, North Pole, N.Y. is his place of business. (Yes, it is quite a commute, but the magic sleigh helps beat traffic.) Home to "Santa's…   See the Image

  • North Pole, New York Post Office

    The holiday season is a busy time for this New York town's post office: most mail labeled "Santa Claus" or "North Pole" that's sent in the eastern United States makes its way to…   See the Image

  • North Pole, Alaska Santa Claus House

    This town in central Alaska advertises its ZIP code (99705) as "Santa's ZIP Code." And why not? After all, it's got the right name -- even if the reason for it is more about economics…   See the Image

  • North Pole, Alaska Ice Sculpture

    The town celebrates the holidays with a spectacular ice-carving competition. Each year, both local and international carvers use drills, chisels, hot water and heat guns to create intricate, …   See the Image

  • Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Star

    While North Pole, Alaska, was named with a financial future in mind, Bethlehem was born on Christmas Eve, 1741, founded by missionaries who set up a commune on the banks of Pennsylvania's Lehigh…   See the Image

  • Christmas in Shorts

    Published 03/15/13 in Places
    Christmas in Honolulu

    No snow? No problem. See how these chill-challenged cities celebrate the winter holidays.   See the Gallery