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 300 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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VENDORS: Click here to apply & pay online:

If you prefer to complete a paper application and pay via check, see the document link at the bottom right.

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