The Tiny Town In North Carolina With 300 Lighted Trees Is A Holiday Dream Come True
Christmas Town U.S.A. is located right here in North Carolina and you’ll want to make this the year to go check it out! Tiny little McAdenville (population: under 700 residents) has been making holidays brighter as Christmas Town U.S.A. since 1956! And while light styles and holiday decor may have changed over the last 63 years, the overabundance of holiday cheer has continued to flourish and grow in this tiny town in the Tar Heel State.
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Christmas Town U.S.A. (McAdenville, NC) is located 30 minutes west of Charlotte. The route through town is 1.3 miles long and, if driving, you should allow 45 minutes to an hour to make your way through town. Also, two of the streets in town are dead end streets and closed to vehicular traffic so you’ll need to park and walk to see those. Parking is free if you park at one of the lots listed at this link. The lights are turned on each afternoon at 5:30 p.m. and turn off at 9:30 p.m. on Friday and at 11:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. If you’re traveling from outside the area, visit this link for the best route to Christmas Town U.S.A. For more information, visit the official website for Christmas Town U.S.A. here.
Can’t get enough holiday cheer this season? Head to the Charlotte Motor Speedway – where you’ll actually drive on the track as you make your way through the biggest light show in North Carolina!
Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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