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2760
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Visiting the state's historic attractions at Christmas time provides an opportunity to see places like Tryon Palace, Biltmore House, and Chinqua-Penn Plantation House dressed up for the holidays.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 55 Issue 7, Dec 1987, p24-29, il
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3114
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Tours of decorated homes during the Christmas season are a tradition, and many towns, including Asheville, Todd, Mount Airy, and Edenton, display their Southern hospitality during visits to their oldest and best homes.
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3551
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Brightly colored lights are a part of Christmas traditions, and a number of towns, including McAdenville, Lillington, and Wilmington, have impressive light displays. Wilmington is home also to the state's largest Christmas tree.
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Many coastal towns, including New Bern, Swansboro, Morehead City, and Beaufort, welcome in the Christmas season with a flotilla, boats lit with brightly colored lights.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. Issue , Holiday 1998, p16-17, il Periodical Website
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4371
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With four acres under roof, Asheville's Biltmore Estate is the country's largest private home. When Christmas at Biltmore began in 1976, $50,000 was spent on decorating, and a few thousand visitors came. Today over $1 million is spent on decorations, and over 200,000 come to look at them between November 6 and January 2. Among the decorations are 38 Christmas trees, some 40 feet high; 300 wreaths; and 4 miles of garland.
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4856
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Among the more familiar locations of beautiful Christmas decorations are Old Salem, Biltmore, and McAdenville. There are other colorful places if one knows where to look, including the Woodfield Inn in Flat Rock, Chinqua-Penn Plantation near Reidsville, and the holly, jolly gators along Cove Creek near Lake Waccamaw.
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7521
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Zepke describes seven coastal communities that celebrate the Christmas season with an annual holiday flotilla, boats lit with brightly colored lights. The communities are Elizabeth City, Pleasure Island, Wrightsville Beach, New Bern, Southport, Swansboro, and Topsail Island.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 73 Issue 7, Dec 2005, p144-148, il Periodical Website
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8814
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The Moravians came to America from Central Europe. One tradition they brought with them to their settlement in Salem was the Christmas putz. A putz is a miniature Christmas decoration that usually depicts the nativity scene and is intended to be used as a teaching tool for children. Over time other scenes were added to the annual putz. Today, Old Salem's putzes depict the Old Salem village and often include scenes around Salem Square and the Old Salem Moravian Church. The largest putzes are built each year by the men and women of the Home Moravian Church as a part of The Candle Tea.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 51 Issue 7, Dec 1983, p8-10, por
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23857
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From George W. Vanderbilt's inaugural holiday party in 1895, the Biltmore Estate has a long history of elaborate Christmas productions. Readers get a behind-the-scenes glance at how the Biltmore Estate is prepared annually for the holiday season.
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24463
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During December, a town in Gaston County, McAdenville, hosts a community wide Christmas light display funded by Stowe-Pharr Mills textile company. McAdenville has become known as “Christmas Town, USA,” which brings in thousands of tourists wishing to see the lights.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 58 Issue 7, December 1990, p20-23, il
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26450
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More garbage is created during the Christmas season than at any other time of year. To be less wasteful, suggestions are to plant a live Christmas tree, make your own cards and gift wrap, and buy gifts that will last.
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Friend of Wildlife (NoCar Oversize SK 431 F74x), Vol. 40 Issue 4, Nov/Dec 1993, p8, il
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29555
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Every Christmas since 1956, McAdenville, in Gaston County, North Carolina has drawn visitors with a spectacle of Christmas lights. Due to the long-standing tradition, the community has dubbed the textile mill community of McAdenville as Christmas Town USA.
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NC Magazine (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 65 Issue 9, Sept-Sup 2007, p16-17, por
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35248
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There’s no place like home…homes on display for Christmas, that is. Featured in this article were ones touting to represent the best and brightest of decorated domiciles from across the state.
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36642
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About objects associated with Christmas long ago such as images of Santa Claus and elves; noisemakers like cannons, and holiday gifts such as clothes, a hat and a watch.
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36363
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Typical yard displays for many homes around Christmas time include nativity scenes combined with characters from cultural figures, such as Santa, frosty the snowman, and Disney characters.