Thursday, November 15, 2012

Holidays in North Carolina

 Visit Christmas Town USA in McAdenville. This Piedmont city was ranked #7 in the top ten Christmas attractions of  2011. Starting in 1956, the local men's club decorated trees at the community Center.  Now in its 57th year, over 375 trees and homes are decorated.  The Annual Tree Lighting ceremony starts on November 30th, with  the Yule Log ceremony and parade on December 14th. This nationally and internationally recognized event is one not to be  missed.

West Jefferson begins their holiday spirit in North Carolina's western mountains, with a parade on Saturday, November 17th.   The 6th annual Hometown Christmas lighting of the Community Christmas Tree occurs on November 23 when Santa & friends arrive in an old-fashioned fire engine to hand out treats to all the children! Events continue every weekend, with more dates, through Christmas Eve. Check out all the activities in this historic town at their website, so you don't miss a minute of the  fun.

One of the many holiday events on the coast takes place in Edenton on December 7th and 8th, as they celebrate their candlelight home tour.  There are many free Holiday Weekend events from caroling, wassail, parades and reenactments, to treats and sweets.  Edenton continues with its 300th anniversary celebration throughout the rest of the year.  Make sure to visit their website to find out all the happenings of the "South's prettiest small town."