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Christmas Vacation

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Christmas Vacation


Gaston County transforms into a holiday haven from Thanksgiving through the end of the Christmas holiday, offering a perfect setting for a festive vacation or getaway. Here are compelling reasons to experience the magic of Christmas in Gaston County:

Christmas Town USA in McAdenville

Witness the enchantment of one of the nation's top public light displays in McAdenville, known as Christmas Town USA. The entire town comes alive with millions of twinkling lights, creating a mesmerizing spectacle that captures the true spirit of the season.

Holiday Lights at the Garden

Immerse yourself in the dazzling displays at Holiday Lights at the Garden in Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Stroll through illuminated gardens, marvel at themed light exhibits, and experience the joyous ambiance of this magical holiday tradition.

Snowless Sledding

Embrace the thrill of snowless sledding at the Chutes at Crowders Ridge. Perfect for families, this outdoor activity provides a festive and exhilarating experience that captures the joy of sledding without the need for snow.

Ice Skating

Glide into the holiday spirit with ice skating at the Whitewater Center. The outdoor ice skating rink offers a picturesque setting for winter fun, creating a memorable experience for visitors of all ages.

Holiday Canyon Tour

Embark on a magical nighttime adventure at the Whitewater Center. The lit-up canyon tour features suspension bridges, outdoor rope courses, and a captivating atmosphere that transforms the center into a winter wonderland after dark.

Festive Events

Explore the festive events in Gaston County's towns, such as the whimsical Whoville in Cherryville. Visit Santa, take a carriage ride in Kings Mountain, and enjoy parades and other community gatherings that exemplify the warmth and joy of the season.

Celebrate the holidays in Gaston County, where the streets glow with lights, and the air is filled with the joy of the season. From enchanting light displays to thrilling outdoor activities, your Christmas Getaway promises to be filled with warmth, wonder, and cherished memories.

Christmas Town USA

McAdenville’s 650 or so residents go all-out to convert their homes into Christmas Town USA– an achievement that attracts about 600,000 visitors. Drive the half-mile route – free of charge – to see 375-plus trees strung with more than 500,000 red, green and white lights. Christmas Town, USA finished 4th in the “Best Public Holiday Lights Display in the USA” contest, sponsored by USA Today.

Whitewater Center

Dedicated to promoting the active, outdoor lifestyle including concerts, races and other events.

Crowders Springs

Welcome to camp. Crowders Springs is a perfect camp for smaller groups.

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is the Carolinas’ Garden for all seasons, providing guests a chance to reconnect with nature and to create lifelong memories with friends and family and is located within 380 acres on the banks of Lake Wylie.

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