Share Share
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/12/02/21/00/14vJIu.St.138.jpeg|501
    -
    Attendees wait for the tree lighting ceremony to begin Monday afternoon in McAdenville. The ceremony took place at Legacy Park on Elm Street in downtown McAdenville starting at 4:30 pm. The "big" switch was pulled about 5:30 pm to start another Christmas Town USA season. The lights glow nightly through December 26.
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/12/02/20/59/13YLtT.St.138.jpeg|525
    -
    Attendees wait for the tree lighting ceremony to begin Monday afternoon in McAdenville. The ceremony took place at Legacy Park on Elm Street in downtown McAdenville starting at 4:30 pm. The "big" switch was pulled about 5:30 pm to start another Christmas Town USA season. The lights glow nightly through December 26.
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/12/02/20/59/14zXHZ.St.138.jpeg|366
    -
    Students from McAdenville Elementary School get ready to sing Monday afternoon at the Gaston County town's tree lighting ceremony. The ceremony took place at Legacy Park on Elm Street in downtown McAdenville starting at 4:30 pm. The "big" switch was pulled about 5:30 pm to start another Christmas Town USA season. The lights glow nightly through December 26.
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/12/02/20/59/9vkxc.St.138.jpeg|467
    -
    Abagail Rink, with Santa cap center, and Hunter Fuller Dye, center right, sing along with other students from McAdenville Elementary School Monday afternoon at the Gaston County town's tree lighting ceremony. The ceremony took place at Legacy Park on Elm Street in downtown McAdenville starting at 4:30 pm. The "big" switch was pulled about 5:30 pm to start another Christmas Town USA season. The lights glow nightly through December 26.
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/12/02/20/59/LYsJ9.St.138.jpeg|470
    -
    Abagail Rink, with Santa cap center, and Hunter Fuller Dye, right, sing along with other students from McAdenville Elementary School Monday afternoon at the Gaston County town's tree lighting ceremony. The ceremony took place at Legacy Park on Elm Street in downtown McAdenville starting at 4:30 pm. The "big" switch was pulled about 5:30 pm to start another Christmas Town USA season. The lights glow nightly through December 26.
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/12/02/20/59/lq0kc.St.138.jpeg|525
    -
    O'Shay Leeper, center, and Alana Franklin, center right, sing along with other students from McAdenville Elementary School Monday afternoon at the Gaston County town's tree lighting ceremony. The ceremony took place at Legacy Park on Elm Street in downtown McAdenville starting at 4:30 pm. The "big" switch was pulled about 5:30 pm to start another Christmas Town USA season. The lights glow nightly through December 26.
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/12/02/20/59/8fiKb.St.138.jpeg|459
    -
    O'Shay Leeper, center, and Alana Franklin, center right, sing along with other students from McAdenville Elementary School Monday afternoon at the Gaston County town's tree lighting ceremony. The ceremony took place at Legacy Park on Elm Street in downtown McAdenville starting at 4:30 pm. The "big" switch was pulled about 5:30 pm to start another Christmas Town USA season. The lights glow nightly through December 26.
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/12/02/20/56/cGXka.St.138.jpeg|432
    -
    Olivia Morgan, left, Abagail Rink, with Santa cap center, and Hunter Fuller Dye, right, sing along with other students from McAdenville Elementary School Monday afternoon at the Gaston County town's tree lighting ceremony. The ceremony took place at Legacy Park on Elm Street in downtown McAdenville starting at 4:30 pm. The "big" switch was pulled about 5:30 pm to start another Christmas Town USA season. The lights glow nightly through December 26.
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/12/02/20/56/xOT23.St.138.jpeg|427
    -
    Ian Patrick Hannon, center, pulls the switch to light the trees in McAdenville for the Christmas season. Ian is a first-grader at McAdenville Elementary School and just moved to the Gaston County town with his family over the summer. The ceremony took place at Legacy Park on Elm Street in downtown McAdenville starting at 4:30 pm. The "big" switch was pulled about 5:30 pm to start another Christmas Town USA season. The lights glow nightly through December 26.
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/12/02/20/56/10zYvb.St.138.jpeg|477
    -
    Ian Patrick Hannon, center, pulls the switch to light the trees in McAdenville for the Christmas season. Ian is a first-grader at McAdenville Elementary School and just moved to the Gaston County town with his family over the summer. The ceremony took place at Legacy Park on Elm Street in downtown McAdenville starting at 4:30 pm. The "big" switch was pulled about 5:30 pm to start another Christmas Town USA season. The lights glow nightly through December 26.
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/12/02/20/55/ZLz6I.St.138.jpeg|353
    -
    Students from McAdenville Elementary School sing Monday afternoon at the Gaston County town's tree lighting ceremony. The ceremony took place at Legacy Park on Elm Street in downtown McAdenville starting at 4:30 pm. The "big" switch was pulled about 5:30 pm to start another Christmas Town USA season. The lights glow nightly through December 26.
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/12/02/20/55/kPBVp.St.138.jpeg|433
    -
    The trees have just been lit under cloudy skies in McAdenville. The ceremony took place at Legacy Park on Elm Street in downtown McAdenville starting at 4:30 pm. The "big" switch was pulled about 5:30 pm to start another Christmas Town USA season. The lights glow nightly through December 26.6.
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/12/02/20/55/VubXl.St.138.jpeg|525
    -
    The trees have just been lit under cloudy skies in McAdenville. The ceremony took place at Legacy Park on Elm Street in downtown McAdenville starting at 4:30 pm. The "big" switch was pulled about 5:30 pm to start another Christmas Town USA season. The lights glow nightly through December 26.6.
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/12/02/20/55/17vFQA.St.138.jpeg|443
    -
    Hot chocolate and coffee were ready to warm attendees at McAdenville's annual tree lighting ceremony. The ceremony took place at Legacy Park on Elm Street in downtown McAdenville starting at 4:30 pm. The "big" switch was pulled about 5:30 pm to start another Christmas Town USA season. The lights glow nightly through December 26.6.
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/12/02/20/55/QPV68.St.138.jpeg|448
    -
    Trees along the pond awash in light after the tree lighting ceremony in McAdenville. The ceremony took place at Legacy Park on Elm Street in downtown McAdenville starting at 4:30 pm. The "big" switch was pulled about 5:30 pm to start another Christmas Town USA season. The lights glow nightly through December 26.6.
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/12/02/20/54/NomBm.St.138.jpeg|467
    -
    Heavy pedestrian and vehicle traffic poured through McAdenville after the tree lighting ceremony. The ceremony took place at Legacy Park on Elm Street in downtown McAdenville starting at 4:30 pm. The "big" switch was pulled about 5:30 pm to start another Christmas Town USA season. The lights glow nightly through December 26.
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/12/02/20/54/ZjLl7.St.138.jpeg|467
    -
    Heavy pedestrian and vehicle traffic poured through McAdenville after the tree lighting ceremony. The ceremony took place at Legacy Park on Elm Street in downtown McAdenville starting at 4:30 pm. The "big" switch was pulled about 5:30 pm to start another Christmas Town USA season. The lights glow nightly through December 26.
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/12/02/20/54/176NHm.St.138.jpeg|333
    -
    Heavy vehicle traffic poured through McAdenville after the tree lighting ceremony. The ceremony took place at Legacy Park on Elm Street in downtown McAdenville starting at 4:30 pm. The "big" switch was pulled about 5:30 pm to start another Christmas Town USA season. The lights glow nightly through December 26.
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/12/02/20/54/1kVghX.St.138.jpeg|525
    -
    Two girls are outlined by the light from a Christmas tree Monday in McAdenville after the tree lighting ceremony. The ceremony took place at Legacy Park on Elm Street in downtown McAdenville starting at 4:30 pm. The "big" switch was pulled about 5:30 pm to start another Christmas Town USA season. The lights glow nightly through December 26.
  • http://media.charlotteobserver.com/smedia/2013/12/02/20/54/1vhdB9.St.138.jpeg|195
    -
    Trees along the pond awash in light after the tree lighting ceremony in McAdenville. This panoramic photo was shot with an iPhone. The ceremony took place at Legacy Park on Elm Street in downtown McAdenville starting at 4:30 pm. The "big" switch was pulled about 5:30 pm to start another Christmas Town USA season. The lights glow nightly through December 26.
Loading in additional galleries
CharlotteObserver.com