McAdenville, North Carolina
When locals hear McAdenville, Christmas automatically pops in their head. It is known as Christmas Town USA. Lights fill the area on 375 trees and almost all the communities homes are shining brightly. At the beginning of December each year, Christmas Town USA holds a Tree Lighting Ceremony in honor of the founders of the Christmas lights, Mr. and Mrs.William Pharr.
Visitors enjoy the life size nativity scene while hearing holiday music from the McAdenville Baptist Church as they walk on trails or drive throughout the town. Aside from Christmas Town USA, McAdenville is a quaint small southern town located in Gaston County. It was named a town in 1883 and was planned around the cotton mill, McAden Mills. The mill was the largest in Gaston County until it closed in 1935 because of the Great Depression.
In 1939, William Pharr founded Pharr Yarns which is the McAdenville Economic Development and Community Enrichment Plan. The residents of this town are what keep the company thriving by selling yarn around the world.
As for today, McAdenville is the definition of living simply with a community feel. The town keeps you connected with nature by being about 20 minutes away from the U.S. National White Water Center and close to the Carolina Thread Trail.
Queen city commuters love coming back to the rural area after a hectic day of work in the city. The town offers a porch sitting, friendly neighborhood community while still being close to uptown Charlotte and all it has to offer.