WELCOME TO MCADENVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
Since 1996.....
The Official Web Site of
CHRISTMAS TOWN USA

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1956 - 2023
 Our 68th Year

SMALL TOWN...BIG DEAL TV PROGRAM....
CHRISTMAS TOWN USA....

                                                                                                             https://www.smalltownbigdeal.com/christmas-across-america/

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CHRISTMAS TOWN SCHEDULE  FOR 2023

DECEMBER 1 - 26
FROM 5:30 UNTIL 10:00 EACH NIGHT

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For the hundreds of thousands
who visited during the month of December, 2022....
by way of the internet (111,239)
or in person (600,000)

THANK YOU

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

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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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USA TODAY
10 Best Public Holiday Lights Display
for three consecutive years
2020, 2021
and 2022 in a nation wide poll voted
McAdenville--- Christmas Town USA----2022
 # 7 in the Nation.

The top ten winners in this category are as follows:

  1. BentleyvilleTour of Lights¯
  2. Festival of Lights
  3. Lights on Jeater Bend
  4. Holiday in Paradise
  5. Lights Under Louisville
  6. The Legendary Lights of Historic Clifton Mill
  7.  Christmas Town USA
  8. Natchitoches Christmas Festival
  9. Austin Trail of Lights
  10. The Lights of Christmas
THANKS TO ALL WHO VOTED
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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
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1st, 2023
will take place at

102 MAIN STREET (BESIDE THE LAKE) IN
DOWNTOWN MCADENVILLE

THE CEREMONY WILL START AT 5:30 PM 

The  switch will be pulled at 6:00 pm to 
start another Christmas Town USA season.


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 1949

Another Christmas Tradition in McAdenville is the
Yule Log ceremony, an event that began in 1949

OUR ANNUAL YULE LOG CEREMONY  
Will take place on

  THURSDAY,
DECEMBER 14, 2023
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

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 traveling West ONLY
form the Belmont -  Charlotte area

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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
Located across the street from
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 with a fountain along with
floating Christmas Trees.

Historical Bell Tower....

Located near the lake 
towering high above our beautiful lights
stands the Historical 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, 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

While visiting Christmas Town, please support our local business

Terra Mia Restaurant

129 Main Street
704-879-4023
https://www.terramiaristoranteandbar.com/

Spruced Goose Station:
116 Wesleyan Dr..Next to the lake
704-879-7612
https://www.holyangelsnc.org/spruced-goose-station


Mona's Boutique & Gifts
121 MAIN STREET
704-879-7014
https://www.monasonmain.com/

Catawba River Keeper
Dickson Drive
704-679-9494
https://www.catawbariverkeeper.org/the-boathouse/

The River Room
102 Main Street Suite 100
https://riverroom.catawbariverkeeper.org


115 Craft
115 Main Street
704-879-7420
www.gogastonnc.org/places/115-craft

Revolver Records
109 Main Street
980-522-4978
https://revolver-records.business.site



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 2022
© Steve Rankin 2022- all photos
© Christmas Town USA
© Christmastown

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

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