Forest City Christmas

Voted the #1 Top Christmas Town near Asheville and the #2 Top Place for Christmas Lights in Asheville by, 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 ( 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 or by clicking: ./Data/Sites/1/media/2018-parade-packet.pdf


On Fridays in November/December ( November 30, December 7, 14, and 21) we will have hay rides, ice-skating, and Santa at the Santa House!


On Saturdays in December (December 1, 8, 15, and 22) we will have carriage rides, ice-skating, and Santa at the Santa House!


On 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!


On 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.