7 Hilarious and Weird US Christmas Traditions We Sure You Don’t Know

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Every state has its unique way of celebrating Christmas: various unusual ornaments,  places to spend Christmas, interesting and weird events.

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1. Pickle Rick Ornament

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Source: redtricom.com

Since the 19th century, it is a tradition to decorate a Christmas Tree with a toy in a shape of a pickle. Parents hide the ornament on a branch of the tree and their children try to find it on a Christmas morning.

The winner is given an extra present. Nexter is sure this year new kind of pickle ornament will be popular: Pickle Rick,the character from the adult swim TV-show “Rick and Morty”.

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Source: etsystatic.com

2. Santa Ski, Colorado

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Source: bostonherald.com

People of any age can take part in this contest and it’s free of charge. The event has no special requirements or skills, except you will have to wear a Santa Suit and have a Ski Pass.

You can make a suit or buy it at the event to support the organizers of the contest!

3. Christmas at the Zoo, Indiana

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Source: pueblopulp.com

For 50 years in a row, Indianapolis Zoo has celebrated Christmas and stayed up late to enjoy the sparkling light show and the performance of sea lions, walrus, tigers, red panda, brown bears and more!

In addition, you will have an opportunity to see indoor exhibits – Oceans, the Dolphin Dome, Deserts, and the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center.

Schedule: November 24-26, 29-30, December 1-3, 6-10, 13-23, 26-30.

4. Christmas Bird Count

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Source: audubon.org

The majority of states in US takes part in annual Christmas tradition – Christmas Bird Count. The goal of the mission is to collect the data used for biology and help the process of recreation.

The volunteers gather into small groups, take the chosen routes and count birds they see on the way.

5. Mummers Parade, Philadelphia

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Source: phillymag.com

Mummers Day parade takes place on New Year’s Day, when actors perform in amazing handmade costumes. There are four categories (Comics, Fancies, String Bands, and Fancy Brigades) which are judged.

6. Santa diving with sharks, New Jersey

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Source: uwishunu.com

Adventure Aquarium is some kind of Christmas wonderland under the sea with the tallest (18-foot) underwater Christmas tree decorated with corals, beautiful shells and millions of sparkling lights.

Santa is going on an adventure with sharks and stingrays. He also has sea turtles instead of reindeers. Explore an American “Atlantis”!

7. Santa on Chimney Rock

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Source: getgoingnc.com

Traditionally, Santa is sliding down the chimney, but in North Carolina Santa is taking over Chimney Rock – 315-foot granite monolith.

You have a chance to see sliding Santa and meet him and Mrs. Santa near a parking lot in the park. Drink hot tea and cocoa and enjoy a festive atmosphere.

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