Forest City, NC
Small town, deep roots.
Forest City brings southern charm and historic preservation together with modern innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. Historic downtown features modern boutiques, nostalgic antiques and "mom and pop" eateries.
Every winter Forest City's Hometown Holidays celebration lights up Main Street with more than one million lights, an annual tradition since 1930. Classics like a soda fountain, vintage cars, and wooden-bat baseball round out the small town American experience.
Today, the population of Forest City is around 7,500 residents. Whether you pick the holidays to plan your visit or another time, come experience this "Small Town with Deep Roots" for a true southern hospitality experience.
For the ultimate festive small town experience to get you in the holiday spirit, drive and stroll down Main Street decked out with a million lights for Hometown Holidays in our top...