Kick off the Holidays in Downtown!in Event Posts, Downtown Businesses, Statesville News
Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting - December 2
~ Train Rides at the Statesville Civic Center
Train enthusiasts of all ages will love a ride on the Little Blue Choo, provided by the Statesville Civic Center. Adults and children alike are welcome to take a FREE ride and warm up with hot chocolate under the Civic Center bell tower from 6pm - 9pm!
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides Sponsored by Griffin Insurance
Holiday Shop & Stroll Spectacular - December 3
On Friday, December 3, bring the whole family downtown for the Holiday Shop & Stroll where we bring the feeling of an old-fashioned, small town Christmas season to the streets of Downtown, while adding a dash of excitement and a sprinkle of magic!
Enjoy a fun evening of merchant open houses, stroll the sidewalks, listen to carolers, and enjoy the sparkle of holiday lights. Enjoy a festive trolley ride, and experience a little snowfall magic!
Check the list below for details and join us to make lasting holiday memories with your loved ones!
~ Visit Santa Central at City Hall
Santa Central will be filled with fun for the little ones! Visit with Santa Claus and his elves, write a letter and send it straight to the North Pole with the magic mailbox, and make a craft with Santa’s elves! There will even be popcorn and hot cocoa for warming up!
~Tour of City Hall presented by The Sharpe House Historic Players
~ Holly Jolly Trolley Rides Sponsored by Griffin Insurance
Surround yourself with the sights and sounds of the holidays on an old-fashioned festive trolley ride through Downtown Statesville from 6pm - 8pm. Be entertained with magical holiday fun as you and your family see the beautifully decorated streets of Downtown Statesville aboard the festive Holly Jolly Trolley! The Holly Jolly Depot will be located at the Downtown Christmas Tree located at the Old County Courthouse at 200 S. Center Street with stops at the Historic Sharpe House, the Holiday Selfie Station and Santa Central. You can jump on or off the trolley as it stops at each location on the loop every 20 minutes or so. Thank you to our 2021 Sponsor, Griffin Insurance.
~ Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides, sponsored by R. Gregory Jewelers
R. Gregory Jewelers will be hosting carriage rides in front of their store each Friday in December until Christmas with donations accepted for Purple Heart Homes.
~ S’mores Station - CALLED OFF DUE TO BURN BAN
~ Victorian Carolers and Music
There will be no shortage of holiday music during the Shop & Stroll Spectacular! Victorian Carolers will be roaming the streets throughout the night to bring cheer to everyone around. There are also many other locations that will be hosting live music during the evening. Be sure to check the Downtown Statesville calendar for details that night and throughout the year!
~ Open House at the Historic Sharpe House
Visit the home of Statesville’s first mayor beautifully decorated for the Holidays. Take a stroll down to the The Sharpe House Historic Players’ Pasture Stage and see the festive light display from 6pm - 8:30pm.
~ Downtown Shopping & Dining
Downtown retailers are putting on their holiday best and opening their doors to shoppers. Stores will be decked out and stocked with this season's best gifts for everyone on your list. Many of the shops will provide great deals and special in-store events. To go with the holiday shopping season, downtown restaurants are ready to treat you to the holiday feasting season. The menu choices are as delightful and enjoyable as the chefs who prepare them!
FOOD & DRINK
220 Cafe - Live Music with Josh Perryman
D'Laneys Sports Bar & Grill - Live Music Showcase with Carmen Tate and Ronnie Hawkins
Fourth Creek Brewing Co. - Live Music with Courtney Puckett
Pasta Amore - Specials daily / Full Bar / Custom Pizza / Homemade Dessert / Draft Beer from Winston Salem
Red Buffalo Brewing Co. - Live Music with Carolina Clay
Wine Maestro - Live Music with Broad Street Blues Band
SHOPPING / RETAIL
Iredell Arts Council –Artisan Marketplace featuring Michael Ziegler 5:30 – 7:30pm
R Gregory Jewelers – Carriage Rides available with donations accepted for Purple Heart Homes
The spirit of the season comes alive in Downtown Statesville where you will find unique shops, restaurants and wonderful holiday events guaranteed to put you in the spirit.
For a complete list of holiday events visit www.downtownstatesvillenc.com, or call Downtown Statesville at 704-878-3436.