TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – According to a recent study, Kansas City ranks 14th out of 100 US cities for celebrating Christmas.
WalletHub.com says it recently conducted a study to find out which cities have the best holidays, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. It said it compared the 100 largest cities in the US using 15 different key indicators for making Christmas safe and affordable. The data ranges from the number of COVID-19 cases to the availability of Christmas traditions to the general generosity of the city.
According to the WalletHub study, Kansas City was ranked 14th. This shows that the city ranked 8th for safety, 77th for traditions and food, 29th for observance of the holiday, and 62nd for its generosity. These rankings give KC an overall score of 61.28, which explains their high ranking.
The study also shows that Wichita made it to # 58. It ranks 42nd for safety, 67th for traditions and food, 34th for observance of the holiday and 99th for its generosity. These rankings give Wichita an overall score of 50.41, which is what constitutes the ranking.
By comparison, WalletHub says Durham, NC is the best city to spend Christmas time, ranking 17th for safety, 5th for traditions and food, 51st for observance of the holiday, and 5th for its generosity. It shows that the city achieved an overall score of 68.16, which takes its first place.
The study also shows that Kansas City is among the top five cities with the fewest Christmas tree farms per capita. It shows that Wichita has the fewest bars per capita.
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