• McAdenville lights up as Christmas Town USA

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    Each December, the quiet little town of McAdenville, which lies along the South Fork River in Gaston County, comes alive in spectacular fashion for the holidays. Almost overnight, the town transforms into "Christmas Town, USA."

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    In addition to the lighting of trees, more than 150 homes and yards are decorated. Spot and flood lights are also used in varying colors throughout the town to accent the scenes and to give special effects to the trees and surrounding scenery.

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    In fact, Christmas Town was recently voted the fourth best public holiday lights display in the nation by the readers of USA Today's 10Best.  

    Christmas Town, USA, shines nightly Monday through Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. through Dec. 26.  

    McAdenville is easily accessible from I-85 and US 29-74. For directions and recommended routes, click here.

    There is no charge to view the lights and you can tour the town on foot or by car.

    For more details, visit mcadenville-christmastown.com.

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