WELCOME TO MCADENVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
Official Web Site of
CHRISTMAS TOWN USA

1956 - 2021
Our 66th Year
 
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2021 Schedule

December 1 - December 26

  From 5:30 until 10:00 each night
Including Saturday and Sunday

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ATTENTION - NEWS MEDIA
for information and photos of 
Christmas Town, click the link below....


McAdenville - Christmas Town USA
Steve Rankin...click here
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A nation wide survey in 2020, for the 10 Best Public Holiday Lights Display in the Nation
 
conducted by  USA TODAY 
                                                                     Voted McAdenville, Christmas Town USA  # 4                                                                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remember..... 
there's never a charge to park, walk or drive thru
Christmas Town

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                           TWO SPECIAL EVENTS YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS                                    


Tree Lighting  Ceremony 
The official start of 
Christmas Town USA

OUR ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Will take place on

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1st, 2021
The ceremony starts at 5:00 pm....
  On the Plaza, in front of the 
Pharr Family YMCA

The  switch will be pulled at 6:00 pm by 
a student from McAdenville Elementary School 
to officially start another Christmas Town USA.

More information....
Tree Lighting Ceremony

 

 

ATTENTION - NEWS MEDIA
for information and photos of 
Christmas Town, click the link below....


McAdenville - Christmas Town USA
Steve Rankin...click here

Yule Log Ceremony 
since 1950

Another Christmas Tradition in McAdenville is the
Yule Log ceremony, an event that began in 1950.

OUR ANNUAL YULE LOG CEREMONY  
Will take place on

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2021
The ceremony starts at 5:00 pm....

 On the lawn of the Pharr Corporate Office. 

Approximately 5:50 pm, the small parade will start. 


The two block parade will end at Legacy Park
with the lighting of the Yule Log at 6 PM. 


More information....
Yule Log Ceremony

 

Directions to McAdenville - Christmas Town USA

VISITORS, PLEASE READ...

Never use your GPS for  directions to McAdenville

Depending where you are traveling from...GPS may direct you to an 
entrance that's closed during the hours of our lights. 
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THERE ARE ONLY THREE ENTRANCES TO MCADENVILLE 
DURING THE TIME  OUR CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ARE ON. 

N. C. HIGHWAY # 7 traveling East ONLY
from the Gastonia area 

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I-85
North and South
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U. S. Highway 
29-74 -West
Traveling form the Charlotte area
ONLY
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ALL ENTRANCE POINTS -- 
U.S. HIGHWAY 29-74,  I-85 and N. C. # 7 TO 
MCADENVILLE ARE OUTSIDE OF OUR TOWN LIMITS…

TRAFFIC CONTROL IS PROVIDED BY.....
THE NORTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY PATROL
THE GASTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
THE GASTON COUNTY POLICE 
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PLEASE REMEMBER…..
DURING OUR CHRISTMAS LIGHTS 
IF YOU TRY TO ENTER MCADENVILLE 
FROM OTHER HIGHWAYS, YOU WILL BE TURNED AWAY.

For  detailed directions, click here
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For information and photos about Christmas Town
 contact 
Steve Rankin...click here
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What will I see

In the common areas of town

A large Nativity scene
In the front yard of the McAdenville Baptist Church 

Over 250 Evergreens, covered with more than 
one-half million red, white and green lights.

In the center of Christmas Town 

A large lake circled with dozens of
Evergreens, draped with hundreds of red, green and white lights.

Historical McAden Mills Bell Tower....

Located near the lake 
towering high above our beautiful lights
stands the Historical McAden Mills Bell Tower.
The Bell Tower was constructed in 1883.

To entertain our visitors who walk thru each December, 
seasonal music is played nightly
from the tower for all to enjoy.

OUR HOMES

Over 100 of our homes are beautifully decorated
just for you...our visitors.

WALKING THRU CHRISTMAS TOWN

Walking is a great way to see the Christmas lights,
the decorated homes and to hear the sounds of the chimes.

When walking through, PLEASE stay on the sidewalks
The decorated homes are private residences, please be respectful while walking.

WHY WALKING IS THE BEST WAY TO SEE ALL OF OUR LIGHTS AND HOMES

DUE TO DEAD-END / NO OUTLET
TWO OF OUR STREETS ARE CLOSED TO ALL VEHICLES

CHURCH AND ACADEMY STREETS BOTH ARE IN
THE ROUND-ABOUT,  NEAR THE MCADENVILLE SCHOOL

However, FOOT TRAFFIC will always be welcome on
CHURCH AND ACADEMY STREETS
during our Christmas Lights




Come walk with me through the history of
McAdenville and listen to the story,
"long before it became
McAdenville"....

as Harvey D. Roberts JR. states in his book.....
A WALK I REMEMBER
A must have book to read about the small town of
McAdenville, also known as Christmas Town USA.

You can purchase a copy at
MONA'S BOUTIQUE & GIFTS

 121 MAIN STREET, MCADENVILLE, N.C. 28101
704-879-7044
or visit the web site
https://www.monasonmain.com/

Mail orders are avaliable by
calling the number above.



Questions about McAdenville - Christmas Town contact 
Steve Rankin...click here

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Background music courtesy of 
Linda Seeley
You may purchase Ms. Seeley's Solo 
Piano Music
at.....Click Here

Reproduction of any photo(s) without 
the written permission
of Steve Rankin is strictly prohibited...
Thank you

© Steve Rankin 2021
© Steve Rankin 2021- all photos
© Christmas Town USA
© Christmastown

For the 128,752 visitors in 2020 to
our web site during the 
month of December....
and the
600,000
who visit in person...
THANK YOU 

for making McAdenville, CHRISTMAS TOWN USA  
one of the top Christmas 
attraction in North Carolina

Questions about McAdenville - Christmas Town or to contact 
Steve Rankin...click here

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