83 Percent of Americans Have Never Had Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire

Contrary to the popular holiday song, the majority of Americans have never experienced chestnuts roasting over an open fire, according to a press release from Campspot.

While more than 80% of Americans are familiar with the famous lyrics, only 17% have actually tried the nostalgic treat.* Campspot, a camping travel site and park management software provider, wants to help change that and get families outdoors with their 12 Days of Campmas giveaway.

Starting Dec. 1, participants can visit www.Campspot.com/about/campmas to enter to win 12 days of prizes revealed each day and gifted in collaboration with top outdoor brands, including camping gear, accessories and tech. The giveaway will culminate in a final drawing on Dec. 16 for the Outdoor Adventure Grand Prize selected from all contest entries.

One lucky recipient will receive $2,500 in Campspot and travel credits, as well as a six-piece outdoor cooking set- complete with chestnuts for roasting, of course. With the average camping trip costing less than $500, that’s enough to bring the whole family along, according to the release.

“Our Campspot Outdoor Almanac data showed that 77% of campers would prefer to be given an outdoor experience over a nice gift,” said Erin Stender, CMO at Campspot. “As a team of camping enthusiasts ourselves, we wanted to help people create their own special outdoor memories this holiday season. We thought, what could be more fun than winning an amazing trip and making delicious new traditions while gathered around a campfire?”

Inspired to start a new outdoor holiday tradition? Visit www.Campspot.com to browse more than 180,000 private campsites today. For official Campmas terms and conditions, see here (PDF file).

*Research was conducted by Google Surveys in October 2022. 1,000 respondents across the United States.