It's the most magical time of year! The Annual Lincolnton Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting, Santa House, Carriage Rides, and holiday activities are set! Event dates/times, parade info, and other details are below. More events added as we get info!
2023 Candy Land Christmas in Historic Downtown Lincolnton
2023 Santa House & Carriage Rides
Lincolnton Candy Land Christmas Nights!
Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday starting 11/30 through 12/23 (4 weekends).
Santa will greet visitors between 6pm and 9pm each Th/Fri/Sat at the Santa Village in First Federal Park (201 N Poplar St) at the new Winter Wonderland light display! FREE!
Carriage & Wagon Rides will tour Historic Downtown Lincolnton every Th/Fri/Sat between 6pm - 9pm. Departs from the 100 or 200 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 2023 Christmas season
Frozen Jr, the Musical! - produced by Lincoln Theatre Guild at LCC
- One weekend, Five performances:
- Th 11/30, Fri 12/1, & Sat 12/2 at 7p.
- Sat 12/2 & Sun 12/3 at 2p.
Breakfast with Santa at LCC - presented by Lincoln Cultural Center
- Saturday, December 2, 8:30a-11a
- For reservations, (704) 240-4989
The Nutcracker, A Children's Ballet at Citizens Center - produced by Lincoln Cultural Center
- Friday, December 8th at 6:30p
- Saturday, December 9th at 6:30p
- Sunday, December 10 at 3p
- Blessing of the City & Street Party
- Sunday, December 31, 5-8pm
A Candy Land Christmas Open House - Lincolnton merchants throw open their doors for Second Saturday Shop Local - Holiday Style!
- Saturday, November 11, 10a-6p
- Santa sighting 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 17, 3p-9p
- Saturday, November 18, 9a-3p
Come cheer for your favorite entries and displays! The Christmas Parade theme for 2023 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
Any questions? Email Laura Morris, LMorris@LincolntonNC.org or call 704-452-7304.