Voted the #1 Top Christmas Town near Asheville and the #2 Top Place for Christmas Lights in Asheville by www.RomanticAsheville.com, the Town of Forest City is the place to be during the Christmas season!
We kick off the 2018 Christmas season with our annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thanksgiving night! Join us on Thursday, November 22 at 6pm as we begin the ceremony! Special music provided by the local quartet, "In His Glory". Lights will be turned on at 7pm. Afterward, enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and cookies at the Santa House! The ice-skating rink will be also be open!
The Forest City Merchants Association (www.forestcitymerchants.net) along with the Town sponsor the annual Christmas Parade on Sunday, November 25. The parade begins at 3pm from McNair Stadium parking lot. The parade travels from McNair Drive East on Main Street to the First United Methodist Church. Applications are available at the Collections Office, Town Hall, 128 North Powell Street.
Fridays in November/December (November 30, December 7, 14, and 21) we will have hay rides, ice-skating, and Santa at the Santa House!
Saturdays in December (December 1, 8, 15, and 22) we will have carriage rides, ice-skating, and Santa at the Santa House!
Sundays in December (December 2, 9, 16, and 23) Santa Paws will be at the Santa House! Bring your furry friends to have a picture made with Santa!
Saturday, December 8, First Baptist Church will be partnering with New Bethel Independent Church to present a live nativity scene beginning at 7:00pm on the lawn of First Baptist Church, 211 West Main Street.
Bring your family and friends and celebrate the Christmas season with the Town of Forest City! Lights remain on through January 2, 2019.
Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Thursday, November 22 at 6PM
108 East Main Street
Join us as we kick off the Christmas season with our annual tree lighting ceremony!
The ceremony begins at 6pm near the fountain on historic Main Street. Live music from local favorite, "In His Glory". The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce will be drawing the winning ticket in their Cash for Christmas Raffle.
We flip the light switch that turns on over one million lights at 7pm! Afterwards, join us at the Santa House for complimentary hot chocolate and cookies.
The Town of Forest City Christmas parade, sponsored by the Forest City Merchants Association and the Town of Forest City will be held Sunday, November 25 at 3pm.
Lineup for the parade is at the McNair Stadium parking lot. Parade travels East on Main Street from McNair Drive to the First United Methodist Church. Lineup begins at 12:30pm. All participants must enter the parking area via Vance Street and Memorial Drive. You can not enter the parade area from McNair Drive.
There will be no on-street parking for parade viewers on Eastbound Main Street from Church Street east to Mooneyham Library this year.
Applications are available in the Collections Office at Town Hall, 128 North Powell Street. There is no charge to be in the parade. Rules and regulations are attached to the application!
For more information, please call 828-247-4417.