The Sunday Film Series: McAdenville Christmas LightsPosted: December 9, 2012
I am not a Christmas decoration guy. I like the holidays, like decorations, but the world is usually better off if I keep my part of putting those decorations up to a minimum.
Because I’m not a decoration guy, I usually pass on going to see the lights in McAdenville, NC. McAdenville is a town in Gaston County, NC, just west of Charlotte. Every December this little town declares itself Christmastown, USA. I’ll bet that they are not the only ones who call themselves that, but McAdenville is the only one I live near.
Today was a bad day, so I went for a drive to relax. I had the top down because, hey, 58 degree December night, why not? One turn lead to another and I stopped in McAdenville. A drive through Christmastown is very stop and go. Tonight’s video is a twenty-five minute long drive through the lights, time lapsed into.seventy one seconds.
A tip if you’re ever in the area and decide to take in McAdenville – you can enter the town to see the lights from Interstate 85 or eastbound Highway 74. The wait on 74 is much shorter.
Also, if you can do the ride in a convertible, people talk to you in traffic. It’s kind of hard to continue a bad day with little kids calling Merry Christmas to you out of their parents’ sunroof