2022 Parade Promo v1

It's the 64th Annual Lincolnton Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting!

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Vendors & Sweet Treats starting at 3pm 

4pm - Parade Starts 

Tree Lighting after the Parade (approximately 6pm)


We have so many great parade entries this year! The Best Christmas Parade in the Piedmont is ready to roll down Main Street. 

This year's theme is "A Candy Land Christmas - Sweet Surprises" and all parade entries are encouraged to get creative and use the Candy Land theme in their 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

Some important parade tips & info:

* All entries will be assigned a numbered parade location; your location will be emailed to you by Friday, 11/25

* You must check-in at the SE Courtsquare at West Water Street. Your parade entry will be directed to the correct line-up block & location

* NO THROWING from floats or parade vehicles. Walkers may pass out items as they walk.

Please read the Christmas Parade Rules!

2022 Candy Land Christmas logo
Carriages (2017)

2022 Santa House & Carriages - Candy Land Christmas Nights in Lincolnton!

Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday starting 12/1 through 12/17 (3 weekends)

Santa will be greeting North Pole visitors between 5pm and 8pm each Th/Fri/Sat at First Federal Park (Poplar at Sycamore) FREE!

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

Carriage rides $15/person, wagon rides $10/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 2022 Christmas season

Click the links for more info on each

  • A Candy Land Christmas Open House - Lincolnton merchants throw open their doors to celebrate the holidays for Second Saturday Shop Local!
    • Saturday, November 12, 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 18, 3p-9p
    • Saturday, November 19, 9a-3p
  • 64th Annual Lincolnton Christmas Parade - The Best Christmas Parade in the Piedmont! The parade rolls down East Main Street to the Courtsquare and then to Lincolnton High School.
    • Sunday, November 27
      • 2pm - Parade Lineup Starts on West Water Street, Vendors on site with parade treats
      • 4pm - Parade starts at Flint Street
      • 5pm - Entertainment & Performances
      • 6pm - Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • Holiday Channel Christmas Movie Wonderthon - produced by Lincoln Theatre Guild at LCC
    • Two weekends, Six performances:
      • Fri/Sat December 2-3 at 7p, & Sun December 4 at 2p
      • Fri/Sat December 9-10 at 7p & Sun December 11 at 2p
  • Breakfast with Santa at LCC - presented by Lincoln Cultural Center
    • Saturday, December 3 at 10am, reservations required
  • The Nutcracker, A Children's Ballet at Citizens Center - produced by Lincoln Cultural Center
    • Friday, December 9, 6:30p
    • Saturday, December 10, 6:30p
    • Sunday, December 11, 3p
  • The APPLE DROP! - A New Year's Eve street party and blessing of the city by the Cherryville Traditional Shooters. A unique celebration of heritage & community like no other!
    • Saturday, December 31, 5-8pm
    • The APPLE DROPS at 7pm (midnight GMT)
    • South Courtsquare

Click for more info on APPLE DROP!

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2022 Holiday poster v2