december 2021

12dec5:30 pm7:00 pmHoliday Hike in Downtown McAdenville3 miles | paved greenway| all ages| Gastonia, NC

Event Details

*Pre-registration is required for this program

**Catawba Lands Conservancy and Carolina Thread Trail are acting in compliance with local and national guidance on COVID-19, and encourage all program participants to take actions to ensure the safety and comfort of those around them, including maintaining distance and/or wearing a mask if unvaccinated.   

Interested in learning more about local history? Join Carolina Thread Trail and Gaston County Museum on a History Hike on the Avon and Catawba Creeks Greenway. Along this 3 mile walk, Alex Brooks, the Education Coordinator with Gaston History Museum, will share about Gaston County’s history from before its textile past through today. On this walk, you will start at the trailhead of the South Fork Trail and walk through downtown McAdenville. Every December, McAdenville, also known as Christmas Town USA,  hosts magnificent holiday light displays. On this program, participants will walk through these displays on trails and sidewalks to enjoy the holiday celebration!


  • Location: About 2 miles through downtown McAdenville
  • Time: Sunday, December 12, 5:30 PM- 7 PM
  • Parking Address: 119 Willow Drive, McAdenville, NC 28101 MAP

We Provide:

  • Carolina Thread Trail trip leader
  • Gaston County Museum Guide
  • First aid equipment
  • Extra face masks

You Should Bring:

  • Full water bottle
  • Comfortable walking or hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen, bug spray as needed
  • Personal Face masks and hand sanitizer


(Sunday) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


South Fork Trail

119 Willow Drive McAdenville, NC 28101

Tickets & Registration