From Salisbury Post:

It is hard to image any town in the country having more Christmas spirit that the small textile town of McAdenville in Gaston County.

Located off Interstate 85 south of Charlotte, the town has received national coverage in print and on TV since 1956 and earned the nickname “Christmas Town, USA.”

The idea of decorating the entire town for Christmas was suggested by the McAdenville Men’s Club in 1956. It spread like wildfire to the point that the town today has 600,000 annual visitors to view the traditional red, white and green decorative lights on 375 trees that line the streets….

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