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, make a s’more by the fire, 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!

~Tours of City Hall Sponsored by The Sharpe House Historic Players 6pm – 8pm - Take a tour of one of the architectural gems of Statesville decorated beautifully for the season! Learn about its history and reconstruction and enjoy visits from ghosts of its past. Tours presented by The Sharpe House Historic Players.

~ Holly Jolly Trolley Rides from 6 pm – 8 pm, 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 from 6 pm – 8:00 pm - CALLED OFF DUE TO BURN BAN - Warm up by the fire, roast a marshmallow, and enjoy a warm gooey S’more. Statesville Fire Department will be there to make sure everyone safely enjoys the evening! The S’mores Station will be located next to Sub Express from 6 pm to 8:00 pm. S’more kits will be sold for $1 each.

~ 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!

~ 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!

~ Open House at the Historic Sharpe House from 6 pm – 8:30 pm - 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.

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, or call Downtown Statesville at 704-878-3436.

Downtown Statesville Development Corporation
104 Court St., Ste B, PO Box 205 (28687), Statesville, NC 28677
Dec 03, 2021
5:30 PM EST to 9:00 PM EST
RSVP Required:No