The tradition of the lights 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.
In 1980, Christmas Town U.S.A.® gained national attention when featured on CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Kuralt. Since then, Christmas Town U.S.A. has been featured on Good Morning America, Carolina Impact – 2017 Christmas Town and other television shows, in addition to popular periodicals such as Southern Living Magazine.
Visitors can expect a Town that shines with holiday cheer December 1 – 26, from 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Whether you choose to drive through town or park to take a stroll with friends and family, you will thoroughly enjoy the festivities of Christmas Town. Listen to the sounds of the season as bells play Christmas carols while you visit our historic downtown area. We hope our quaint little town creates Christmas memories to cherish forever. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!