McAdenville, North Carolina, also known as Christmas Town, USA kicks off its 66th annual Christmas Light Festival, Thursday, December 1st, with the official tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 PM. From December 1st through December 26th, you can visit Christmas Town, USA where McAdenville's Christmas lights will burn bright each night from 5:30 PM till 10:00 pm. And don't forget about the Yule Log Parade on December 15th, beginning at 5:30 PM. The Yule Log Parade has been a McAdenville Christmas tradition since 1949.
Why is McAdenville, North Carolina called Christmas Town, USA? Since 1956, the town has been transformed in the month of December into a "winter wonderland," featuring the biggest holiday light display in the USA with over 500,000 lights, plus hundreds of decorated , live trees ranging in height from six feet to over 90 feet, dozens of trees circling the lake in the center of McAdenville, hundreds of wreaths on lamp posts, chrono-chime bells playing Christmas carols throughout the 26 days of December, as do the chimes from the 80 foot steeple of the McAdenville Baptist Church.
Located just 15 miles west of Charlotte, North Carolina in Gaston County, 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 with so many visitors to this historic town of just 1.5 square miles, click here for tips on how to navigate McAdenville during the Christmas festivities.
McAdenville, North Carolina, AKA, Christmas Town USA should definitely be on your list of things to do during this holiday season! Click here for directions to McAdenville/Christmas Town USA.
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