Visit McAdenville, The One Christmas Town In North Carolina That's Simply A Must Visit This Season
Light up the holidays this year with a cruise into (and through) McAdenville, a tiny town of about 650 people located just 18 miles from downtown Charlotte. Each year during the month of December, McAdenville transforms into Christmas Town U.S.A. and the efforts to express holiday cheer here are above and beyond what you’ll find in most towns in the Tar Heel State. It’s one of the most festive Christmas towns in North Carolina that’s worth a visit.
Have you ever visited McAdenville, NC during the holiday season? What other Christmas towns in North Carolina do you enjoy visiting? Let us know!
The annual tree lighting ceremony for Christmas Town U.S.A. is Dec. 1, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. at Dynamo 31 located at 102 Main Street in McAdenville. After that, the lights will turn on nightly at 5:30 p.m. and turn off at 10 p.m. through Dec. 26, 2023. The Annual Yule Log Parade will be held on Dec. 14, 2023, at 100 Main Street. The event’s singing will begin at 5:30 p.m. There are no entry fees to visit McAdenville to see the lights and you can drive or walk through as many times as you like. For more information, visit the Town of McAdenville website and you can also follow the Christmas Town U.S.A. Facebook page.
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Christmas Towns In North Carolina
What are some other Christmas towns in North Carolina worth visiting?
Aside from McAdvenville, aka Christmas Town USA, here are a few other Christmas towns in North Carolina that are worth visiting:
- Asheville, North Carolina: There’s something so magical about visiting The Biltmore this time of year.
- Beaufort, North Carolina has an annual parade not to mention all the incredible holiday lights around town.
- Concord, North Carolina is home to the Charlotte Motor Speedway which hosts its annual drive-thru lights display.
- Edenton, North Carolina hosts a Christmas Candlelight Tour through its historic district. It’s a great way to experience an old-fashioned Christmas!
Check out these Christmas towns in North Carolina.
What are some Christmas traditions celebrated in North Carolina?
Among the Christmas traditions celebrated in North Carolina include:
- Attending a Holiday Flotilla which is held annually in Wrightsville Beach near Wilmington, NC. You’ll get to enjoy a parade of boats all decked out for the holidays.
- Attend the National Gingerbread House Competition in Omni Park.
- Watch Santa scale Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park.
Check out more holiday traditions celebrated in North Carolina.