From Hickory Daily Record:

2. The Official Lighting of Christmas Town USA

The quiet little town of McAdenville comes to life in a spectacular fashion each year as Christmas draws near. The Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, followed by a visit with Santa Clause, starts at 5 p.m. in front of the Pharr Family YMCA, with the switch pulled at 6 p.m. to start another Christmas Town USA season. The lights will be on display from Nov. 30 to Dec. 26, and will come on at 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit

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