McAdenville Turns Into A Winter Wonderland Each Year In North Carolina

North Carolina is amazing for plenty of reasons: the scenery, the people, the culture, the things that make us so unique – it’s also REALLY great at celebrating Christmas. Throughout the state, you’re destined to find a parade, festival of lights, or even a town decorated to the nines. Yet, in North Carolina exists ‘Christmas Town U.S.A,’ and McAdenville (aside from being the most beautiful and best winter town in North Carolina) has earned this title for good reason.

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I know this is a beloved tradition of many in the area and nearby, there’s really nothing like Christmas Town U.S.A! It’s not Christmas until you visit. For the best success of avoiding traffic, visit on weeknights or get there early during the weekends.

For more Christmas memories and some of the most festive towns in North Carolina, you can’t beat these amazing Christmas towns.


Address: McAdenville, NC, USA
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Best Winter Town In North Carolina

November 16, 2019

What other places are the most festive towns in North Carolina?

Without a doubt, one of the most festive towns in North Carolina during Christmas is McAdenville, which transforms into Christmas Town U.S.A. each December. Every house and business in town takes part in decorating their trees and buildings – and more than a quarter million cars visit during the month-long display. (Read more about it in the article above.)

For two more enchanting holiday towns that belong on the bucket list, head to the Forest City Christmas celebration where you’ll find more than a million twinkling lights on Main Street. Still another charming locale is found on Main Street in Dillsboro for the annual Lights and Luminaries weekends. In addition to the Christmas lights on Main, more than 2,500 hand-lit luminaries line the sidewalks for the first two weekends each December. Both towns offer late night shopping, dining, and more.

What are the best things to do for Christmas in North Carolina?

First and foremost, the best thing to do at Christmas in North Carolina is spend time with family. Fortunately, no matter where you are in the Tar Heel State, there are numerous holiday-themed activities the entire family will enjoy. You can venture through an enchanted wonderland of lights at Hill Ridge Farms, take a magical spin through several drive-through lights displays (see four drive-thru Christmas lights displays in North Carolina here), or visit any number of wonderful Christmas towns in the state.

What kinds of activities can I do in winter in North Carolina?

From the mountains of Western North Carolina all the way to the Outer Banks, you’re never far from your next adventure during the winter in North Carolina. Snow skiing and snow tubing abound at several resorts that are generally open beginning in November through March or April. In areas where the snow doesn’t fly quite as often, winter hikes are an ideal way to get outside and reconnect with Mother Nature during the cool, crisp, days of winter. Whatever you decide to do, you’re sure to have a blast doing it here in North Carolina!

Address: McAdenville, NC, USA