A Festive Tradition

Each December, just west of Charlotte, the quaint town of McAdenville becomes a Christmas wonderland.   Almost overnight, the vibrant little town transforms into Christmas Town U.S.A.®, attracting visitors from across the country.   As soon as the elves meet to discuss 2021 plans, they will be posted here first as the official Christmas Town U.S.A. website.    For media inquiries, contact 704.823.2333.

The History of Christmas Town U.S.A.®

The time honored tradition began in 1956, when the McAdenville Men’s Club along with Mr. W. J. Pharr, Pharr’s founder and president at the time, conceived the idea of using red, white and green lights to decorate the trees around the McAdenville Community Center.

For 2021, Christmas Town U.S.A. ® will announce events and plans no later than August 31 in order to give everyone time to make travel plans.   Visit McAdenville year round to dine at Spruced Goose Station or Terra Mia Ristorante.   Enjoy dessert at Floyd & Blackie’s Bakery and shop at Mona’s Boutique and Gifts as well as Christmastown Gallery.   We have two wonderful salons in Mane Styl’n Salon and William Henry Signature Salon.


McAdenville’s Christmas Town, U.S.A.® was ranked as one of the best cities to see holiday lights by Redfin in 2015.


The town has also been featured nationally on ABC’s Good Morning America, 700 Club, HGTV, MSNBC and Turner South Network.


Christmas Town, U.S.A.® has appeared in numerous magazines and news publications, both in the US and abroad.

Holiday Activities

Christmas Town 5K

Join us in a joyous 5K race between November 27, 2021 to celebrate the upcoming kick off to Christmas Town U.S.A.™!   Show off your creativity! Sign up information will be available by August 31, 2021.

Holiday Lights

As a gift to the community, drive or walk through our historic downtown area to view the frosty majesty of the winter landscape adorned with green, red and white lights.