Forest City Christmas

Christmas Video

The Town of Forest City is honored to continue the tradition of over one million Christmas lights along historic Main Street in 2020. Voted the #1 Christmas town in the greater Asheville, NC area and the #2 place to see Christmas lights in Western North Carolina by RomanticAsheville.com, the Town of Forest City welcomes folks from far and near each year to see the famous lights and experience the Hometown Holiday festivities. 

Beginning on December 4, the Town kicks off Hometown Holiday Festivities! Reserve your own private horse-drawn carriage for a ride under the lights along historic Main Street.  Carriage rides will be available on December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19 from 6-8:45PM. Visit exploreforestcity.com/store beginning November 30 at 12PM to make reservations. Carriages can seat 4 adults or fewer adults plus additional children. Carriages are $40 for 15 minutes. The carriages will depart from Huntley Alley behind the concession stand at POPS (153 Park Square).

The ice-skating rink will be open December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19 from 6PM-until. Located across Park Square from POPS, the rink is a hit with both young and old alike. The cost is $8 per person and includes skates.

Stroll through POPS and view the largest lighted ornament in the region! The ornament makes a great photo op for your holiday photos! New this year at POPS is the decorated 14-ft. tree located on the small splash pad. 

Explore Forest City Main Street Association will be selling hot chocolate, cider and coffee at the POPS concession stand on Fridays and Saturdays during Hometown Holiday Festivities.

While in Forest City, make sure to visit our local restaurants and shops on historic Main Street. Grab a bite to eat, shop for unique Christmas gifts, and view the decorated storefront windows!

Lights are on each night from 5-11:30PM until Sunday, January 3.

Come visit with us this holiday season and experience our Hometown Holiday Festivities!

For your safety and the safety of our staff and volunteers, we ask that you follow the NC COVID-19 safety protocol, including wearing a mask, social distancing, using good hand, cough and sneeze hygiene and staying home if you feel unwell.