Each year Christmas trees and holiday cheer dazzle Downtown Main Street in Rutherfordton, NC. Kick off the holiday season with an annual Small Town Friendly Christmas. Visit businesses along downtown as you explore the painted windows featuring favorite holiday scenes. Get your picture taken with Santa for FREE in Main Street Park and get some early Christmas Shopping done at our Christmas Market. Enjoy a traditional hometown parade complete with marching bands, decorated floats, performing dance teams, and of course Santa and his sleigh. Stick around after the parade for the lighting of the largest live cedar Christmas tree in North Carolina while you listen to your favorite holiday tunes played by a live band on the Courthouse Lawn. It is a magical day in the Town of Rutherfordton, come join us and get in the holiday spirit!