Halloween has come and gone, and that means the holiday season is just around the corner. In anticipation of what Andy Williams crooned "the most wonderful time of the year," we're looking for America's best seasonal holiday events – light shows, Christmas markets and holiday home tours – and we need your help.
Vote for your favorites once per day until voting ends on Monday, December 6 at noon ET. The 10 winners in each category will be announced on Friday, December 17th, just in time for Christmas.
Click on each category below to vote:
Best Botanical Garden Holiday Lights
Botanical gardens celebrate the holidays with bright lights and festive flowers — Photo courtesy of Tom Hennessy
Throughout the holiday season, spectacular light shows brighten up botanical gardens across the United States. Instead of spring flowers, visitors find twinkling holiday lights, often accompanied by a range of other festivities. Which botanical garden puts on the best seasonal lights show?
Best Historic Holiday Home Tour
These historic holiday home tours will put you in the holiday spirit — Photo courtesy of Meadow Brook Hall
Ever wondered how George Washington spent his holidays or how exactly Elvis "decked the halls"? These historic houses – hand-picked by 10Best contributors from around the country – pull out all the stops for their holiday tours. Vote once per day for your favorite historic holiday home tour now through Monday, December 6th at noon ET.
Best Holiday Market
Holiday markets offer unique gift ideas — Photo courtesy of Christmas Village in Philadelphia
You don’t need a passport to have a traditional Christmas market experience. Christmas markets are a European holiday tradition brought over by immigrants. Today, cities and towns across the country host holiday markets inspired by those of Germany, complete with traditional food, music and holiday treats. We need your help picking a winner for the title of Best Holiday Market.
Best Holiday Parade
From Thanksgiving to New Year's, these holiday parades offer plenty of festive fun and entertainment — Photo courtesy of Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade
Holiday parades, like these 20 nominated by 10Best editors and contributors, bring holiday cheer in the form of festive floats, dancing elves, Santa and his sleigh and millions of twinkling lights. Which holiday parade do you look forward to the most?
Best Hotel for the Holidays
If you can't be home for the holidays, the next best thing is a festive hotel — Photo courtesy of Cape Resorts
If you can't be home for the holidays, the next best thing is a festive hotel. These 20 hotels, nominated for best hotel for the holidays, deck their halls and crank up the holiday cheer to a whole new level. Which is your favorite hotel for the holidays?
Best Public Holiday Lights Display
These holiday light displays will get you in the holiday spirit — Photo courtesy of City of West Palm Beach
For many, the holiday season isn't complete without at least one night spent driving around looking at light displays. Our contributors and editors combed the nation for the 20 best, brightest and most beautiful holiday light shows put on by neighborhoods, cities and parks, and now it's your turn to help us select the Best Public Holiday Lights Display.
Best Theme Park Holiday Event
Take the family for a holiday celebration at these festive amusement parks — Photo courtesy of Silver Dollar City
These 20 American theme parks pull out all the stops as they deck their halls – and attractions – for the holidays. Winter visitors enjoy parades, seasonal live entertainment, visits with Santa and plenty of holiday cheer.
Best Zoo Lights
Celebrate the holidays at these zoo light displays — Photo courtesy of Julie Larsen Maher / WCS
Each winter, zoos across the country get into the holiday spirit with their own festive seasonal displays. Once the sun sets and the animals go to bed, these 20 U.S. zoos celebrate the season with some of the best lights displays around. Which zoo hosts your favorite event?
Remember, you can vote once per day in each category. The 10 nominees with the most votes in each category will be announced on 10Best.com on Friday, December 17.