Sadly, our 2020 Christmas events and activities have been canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions in the best interest of the City of Lincolnton community. Please be safe this holiday season. 

We had a great time last year (see below) and the Annual Lincolnton Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting, Santa House, and Carriage Rides will be back bigger and better in 2021.

We hope everyone has a happy and healthy holiday.

2019 Candy Land Christmas in Historic Downtown Lincolnton

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2019 Santa House & Carriages - Candy Land Christmas Nights in Lincolnton!

Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday starting 12/5 through 12/21 (3 weekends).

Santa will be greeting North Pole visitors between 5pm and 8pm each Th/Fri/Sat at the Santa House on the NE Court Square at Sycamore Street. FREE!

Carriage & Wagon Rides will tour Historic Downtown Lincolnton between 6:30pm - 9:30pm every Th/Fri/Sat. Departs from the 100 or 200 Block of East Main Street. Cash only, no reservations. 

Carriage rides $10/person, wagon rides $5/person, under 2 free. Carriages generally accommodate 2-4 people & wagons hold 8-10, every effort is made to keep groups/families together.

Fun Happenings in LTown during the 2019 Christmas season

  • A Candy Land Christmas Open House - Lincolnton merchants throw open their doors!
    • Saturday, November 9, 10a-5p
      • Santa sightings and Sweet Surprises throughout downtown
  • Handmade for the Holidays - Lincoln Cultural Center hosts artists & artisans with special gift shopping
    • Friday & Saturday, November 22 (5p-9p) & 23 (10a-3p)
  • Miracle on 34th Street at LCC - produced by Lincoln Theatre Guild
    • Two weekends, Six performances:
      • Fri/Sat 12/6, 12/7 at 7p, & Sun 12/8 at 3p
      • Fri/Sat 12/13, 12/14 at 7p & Sun 12/15 at 3p
  • Breakfast with Santa at LCC - presented by Lincoln Cultural Center
    • Saturday, December 7, 9a-12N
  • The Nutcracker, A Children's Ballet at Citizens Center - produced by Lincoln Cultural Center
    • Friday & Saturday, December 13 (6:30p) & 14 (2p & 6p)
  • The Apple Drop! - NYE Apple Drop & Blessing of the City with the Cherryville Traditional Shooters!
    • Tuesday, December 31st, 5p-8p
    • Bring non-perishable people & pet food to donate to our shelters and get NYE swag!

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Sunday, December 1, 2019

61st Annual 

Lincolnton Christmas Parade 

& Tree Lighting!

4pm - Parade  |  6pm - Tree Lighting Ceremony

      Watch the video of the 2018 Christmas Tree Lighting!

The Christmas Parade theme for 2019 is "A Candy Land Christmas - Sweet Surprises" and all parade entries are encouraged to get creative and use the Candy Land theme in your parade presentation!! Awards & bragging rights for winners of:

  • Best Candy Land Parade Theme
  • Best Golf Cart (one or group)
  • Best Youth Participation
  • Best Handmade Float/Display
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