For more than three decades, the small college town north of Charlotte has been known for its Hallmark-like holiday festival featuring costumed pooches, gingerbread houses, and Christmas trees galore. This year, the town will revise its celebration.
Lake Norman is the big one. Our “inland sea.” The anchor for a region. Its 520-mile shoreline is a thread that knits together the surrounding communities — so much so that many visitors think of the area as a whole, one town flowing into the next. But we can see what makes each one special.
Just north of Charlotte, Davidson feels a world apart from the skyscrapers and bustle of the Queen City. Davidson, known for its stroll-friendly streets and vibrant college town attitude, is worth discovering.