These Cities Share the Most Holiday Cheer With Holiday Hashtags

Christmas is right around the corner. It’s the perfect time of year to share your holiday cheer!

Many cities are already on top of that task, posting pictures of their Christmas trees, holiday decorations, festive outings, and sentiments about the holiday season. Sharing holiday cheer is easier than ever, thanks to social media.

If you’ve been on Instagram or Twitter lately, it’s likely you’ve seen a post or two with a popular holiday hashtag. Maybe it was #Christmastree or #MerryChristmas.

According to Instagram data, it looks like giving presents or sending holiday cards aren’t the only ways to send season’s greetings. After collecting geotag data from Instagram posts using holiday-themed hashtags, Christmas experts at Treetopia found out which U.S. cities are most likely to use holiday hashtags. What better way to discover which cities are the most Santa lovin’?

Here are the top 10 Santa lovin' cities in the U.S.

Courtesy of Treetopia


With one look at this map, it’s easy to see that both California and Florida have sleighfuls of Christmas cheer to share on social media. Three out of the ten cities are in California, while five cities are in Florida. Wilmington, Delaware, not to be outdone, also made this top ten list alongside Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

These cities are the top 10 Santa Lovin’ cities, based on the geotag data from Instagram:

  1. Malibu, California
  2. Santa Barbara, California
  3. Wilmington, Delaware
  4. Orlando, Florida
  5. Portsmouth, New Hampshire
  6. Miami, Florida
  7. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  8. Sarasota, Florida
  9. Palo Alto, California
  10. Fort Myers, Florida

There you have it! If you’re living in any of these top 10 Santa lovn’ cities, you can expect to see lots of holiday posts on Instagram this season. The holidays are the perfect time for some festive fun and competition. Celebrate your Santa lovin’ city spirit by using one of these hashtags and get your city on this list for next year!

#MerryChristmas to all.


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