2016 Christmas Light Festival In Christmas Town, USA: McAdenville, NC

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McAdenville, North CarolinaMcAdenville, North Carolina, also known as Christmas Town, USA  kicked off it's 61st annual Christmas Light Festival, Thursday, December 1st, with the official lighting ceremony. But you've still got 25 more nights to visit Christmas Town, USA. McAdenville's Christmas lights will stay on each night through December 26th from 5:30 till 9:30 pm weeknights and from 5:30 till 11:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

 

Why is McAdenville, North Carolina called Christmas Town, USA? Since the 1950's, the town is transformed in the month of December into a "winter wonderland," featuring the biggest holiday light display in the USA, including:

 

  • Some 400 decorated, live trees ranging in height from 6 to 90+ feet.

  • Some 33 trees circling the lake in the center of McAdenville are also decorated with lights. The lake is further enhanced by a fountain with lights and a 46 foot wide lighted image of Old Man Winter blowing snowflakes into the air.

  • Some 500,000 red, green and white lights decorate Christmas Town, USA from December 1st throught December 26th.

  • 200+ wreaths hang on town lampposts.

  • Santa and his reindeer (a 9 by 70 foot display) are featured.
  • Chrono-chime bells play Christmas carols throughout the 26 days of December, as do the chimes from the 80 foot steeple of the McAdenville Baptist Church.

  • There's also a life-size nativity scene and life-size figures of carolers (complete with music).

  • Town residents "go to town" decorating their front doors, yards, and homes, as well.

  • Santa also visits each night between 6pm and 9pm.

 

Located just 15 miles west of Charlotte, North Carolina, McAdenville's fewer than 700 residents play host to over 600,000 visitors during the 26 day festival. This annual event, which has grown in popularity and scope since its inception in 1956, has been listed by both Yahoo and Time Magazine as one of the country's top 10 holiday light display destinations. And this year, McAdenville is nominated for USA Today's 10 Best Readers Choice Awards as one of the 10 Best Destinations for the 2015 holidays.

 

And with so many visitors, click here  for some tips and tricks to navigating the this tiny town. 

 

McAdenville, NC is Christmas Town USA

 

You can stay on top of McAdenville's Christmas Light Festival by following them on Facebook.

 

McAdenville, North Carolina, AKA, Christmas Town USA should definitely be on your list of things to do during the holiday season! Click here for directions to McAdenville/Christmas Town USA.

 

 

This information about the McAdenville/Christmas Town, USA Festival of Lights is brought to you courtesy of Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners with RE/MAX Executive, your Charlotte metro area real estate consultants.

 

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Debbie Reynolds ~ good morning, Debbie. Fortunately, McAdenville is not "out of the way" for Charlotte metro residents... but with hundreds of thousands of people descending on the town in December from further away, you know what a big deal Christmas Town USA is.

Dec 03, 2016 03:56 AM #14
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Thanks Nina.  I had no clue that McAdenville was also known as Christmas Town, USA.

Dec 03, 2016 04:31 AM #15
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Gabe Sanders ~ good morning, Gabe... and now that you do, come on up and visit one day!

Dec 03, 2016 04:45 AM #16
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Dianne Goode
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Hi Nina.  I hadn't heard of this festival, but it sounds wonderful! 

Dec 03, 2016 05:48 AM #17
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Dianne Goode ~ good morning, Dianne... it's just outside of Charlotte. You should drive down one day and see it.

Dec 03, 2016 05:58 AM #18
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Good morning Nina. This sounds like a really lovely celebration. My town is celebrating this weekend too.

Dec 03, 2016 09:40 AM #19
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The lighting festival sounds A-W-E-M-A-Z-I-N-G Nina! Hope you are able to enjoy it.

Dec 03, 2016 09:49 AM #20
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin ~ hi Wanda, the light festival in McAdenville is truly A-W-E-M-A-Z-I-N-G as you said.... thats why this little town with some 700 residents gets over 600,000 visitors each December.

Dec 03, 2016 11:42 AM #21
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Sheila Anderson ~ hi Sheila... lots of celebrations in all the townships around Charlotte this weekend, as well. McAdenville festival is truly "something else."

Dec 03, 2016 11:43 AM #22
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Nina 

It that time of the year for the 61st annual Chirstmas Light Festival in Christmas Town, Mc Adebville North Carolina.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

 

Dec 03, 2016 04:13 PM #23
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This is timely information to share with area residents and visitors. 

Enjoy the holiday season.

Dec 03, 2016 04:28 PM #24
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McAdenville sounds like my kind of town, I love Christmas lights!

Dec 03, 2016 07:05 PM #25
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What a neat display. I would love to take a tour through this area to enjoy the lights and the display. 

Dec 03, 2016 08:07 PM #26
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Debbie Laity ~ good morning, Debbie. McAdenville truly becomes a Christmas Town in the truest sense of the word.

Dec 04, 2016 03:04 AM #27
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Sybil Campbell ~ good morning, Sybil... I think it would take real grinch to say they can't enjoy all the lights and sounds of Christmas.

Dec 04, 2016 03:05 AM #28
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Roy Kelley and Lou Ludwig ~ thank you both for stopping by and taking time to comment about Christmas Town USA in North Carolina.

Dec 04, 2016 03:07 AM #29
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Never heard of this town before nor it's designation. I can only imagine how exciting and beautiful the decorations and lights must be in person!

Dec 04, 2016 04:58 AM #30
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c) ~ hi Sheila and Larry... let me just say that pictures of this don't do it justice. It's really something one has to see in person.

Dec 04, 2016 04:59 AM #31
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Hi Nina -- thanks for the introduction to McAdenville, NC and the incredible light displays that can be found in the city during December - especially in honor of its 61st anniversary.   It's easy to see why it is called Christmas Town, USA.  

Dec 04, 2016 07:35 AM #32
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Michael Jacobs ~ hi Michael... obviously after 6-+ years, it's clear no one is tiring of McAdenville's christmas light festival.

Dec 04, 2016 08:05 AM #33
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