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Which Palm Beach County city was named top 10 “magical” Christmas town?

Here’s some holiday cheer: We’re all living in or near one of the “most enchanting, magical Christmas towns in Florida.”

West Palm Beach was ranked No. 5 — above both Fort Lauderdale and Miami — in a list of the Sunshine State’s top 10 Christmas towns by the web site

We got the nod primarily for two things: the faux snowfall at CityPlace, and for Sandi, the 600-ton sand sculpture tree on the downtown waterfront.

According to the list, the best Christmas town in Florida is Celebration, in central Florida near Orlando, for its small-burg charm. The rest of the top 10:

2. St. Augustine

3. Pensacola

4. St. Petersburg

5. West Palm Beach

6. Fort Lauderdale

7. Jacksonville

8. Miami

9. Naples

10. Tallahassee

What’s one town that should have been on the list? Christmas, Florida, where many people go to send mail each December so they can get a holiday postmark on their letters.

TELL US: Are there any other Florida towns that should be on this list?

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