Christmas Town USA
December 4th, 2010 - Article by Aaron Cress
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Caption:Santa Clause waves to passing guest in McAdenville NC.
--Photo by: Aaron Cress--

McAdenville, a town located just outside Gastonia, NC, is known as “Christmas Town USA.” Private residents all over this town—which has a population of about 700—work together to put on a grand Christmas light display that attracts viewers near and far. Main Street is shut down and traffic slows to a walking pace as children shout a Merry Christmas to the passers-by. Santa Claus wanders the streets and poses for photos. The displays and festivities culminate in a dazzling display over the pond by Town Hall.

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Caption:Car lights streak through the image as cars slowly make their way by the decorated houses in McAdenville NC.--Photo by: Aaron Cress--