The 2021 Annual Lincolnton Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting, 

Santa House, and Carriage Rides are BACK for 2021!

2021 Parade Promo v2 Opens in new windowSunday, November 28, 2021

63rd Annual 

Lincolnton Christmas Parade 

& Tree Lighting!

4pm - Parade Starts

Tree Lighting at end of Parade

The 2021 Christmas Parade theme 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

Public Service Parade Entry & Vendor Applications

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Carriages (2017)

2021 Candy Land Christmas in Historic Downtown Lincolnton

2021 Santa House & Carriages - Candy Land Christmas Nights in Lincolnton!

Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday starting 12/2 through 12/18 (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 2021 Christmas season

  • A Candy Land Christmas Open House - Lincolnton merchants throw open their doors for Second Saturday Shop Local!
    • Saturday, November 13, 10a-6p
      • Santa sightings and Sweet Surprises throughout downtown
  • Handmade for the Holidays - Lincoln Cultural Center hosts artists & artisans with special gift shopping, held at the Citizens Center
    • Friday November 19, 3p-9p
    • Saturday, November 20, 9a-3p)
  • Best Little Christmas Pageant Ever - produced by Lincoln Theatre Guild at LCC
    • Two weekends, Six performances:
      • Fri/Sat December 3-4 at 7p, & Sun December 5 at 3p
      • Fri/Sat December 10-11 at 7p & Sun December 15 at 3p
  • Breakfast with Santa at LCC - presented by Lincoln Cultural Center
    • Saturday, December 4, 8:30a-11a, reservations required
  • The Nutcracker, A Children's Ballet at Citizens Center - produced by Lincoln Cultural Center
    • Friday, December 10, 6:30p
    • Saturday, December 11,at 3p & 6:30p
    • Sunday, December 12, 3p
  • Festival of Trees at Lincoln Cultural Center - produced by the Arts Council of Lincoln County
    • Beautiful trees and holiday decorations for viewing and taking photos
    • Wednesday, December 15 preview, 7p-9:30p
    • Th/Fr/Sat, December 16-18, 10a-6p
    • Sun, December 19, 1p-6p