COVID Restrictions in Place for Visitors to Christmas Town

The December 2020 Christmas lights will be displayed on a very limited portion of the route.  Visitors are encouraged to view the lights from the safety of their vehicles.  Guests who wish to visit the merchants will be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

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The History of Christmas Town U.S.A.®

It all started 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 2020, Christmas Town will introduce various pandemic precautions to ensure a safe and responsible seasonal celebration.  Visitors can expect a Town that still shines with holiday cheer December 1 – 26 from 5:30PM – 10:00PM.  Some of the Christmas revisions include a virtual Christmas Town 5K, no lighting of Christmas Town Lake,  no tree lighting ceremony or parade.  One thing that does remain constant is the Reason for the lights.


McAdenville’s Christmas Town U.S.A.® was ranked as one of the best cities to see holiday lights by USA Today in 2019.


The Town has 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.

Christmas Lights shining December 1-26, 2020 5:30PM – 10:00PM

Yule Log Parade 

The Yule Log Parade, which began in 1949 pays tribute to the true spirit of community that makes McAdenville stand out during Christmas.

Holiday Lights

Walk or drive through our downtown area to view the frosty majesty of the winter landscape adorned with green, red and white lights.

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Each December, Christmas Town, U.S.A.® is kicked off with a Tree Lighting Ceremony in honor of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Pharr.

Photos courtesy of Steve Rankin and Chris Rodarte

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