Christmas spirit is alive in Danish town of Solvang, despite lull in tourism

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Christmas trees line the streets of downtown Solvang. Photo by Kathryn Barnes/KCRW.

A hint of Christmas spirit is still alive in the quaint, Danish tourist town of Solvang, and despite stay-at-home orders, some people can’t help but see it for themselves. While the local chocolate shop and bakery owners say tourism is down to a fraction of what it usually is this time of year, some Californian travelers say the risk is worth a day escaping their worries in this fantasyland.