'Tis The Season in Downtown Statesville

Kick off the holidays in Downtown Statesville!

Join us in beautiful Downtown Statesville as we kick off the holidays! We officially begin the Christmas season with the lighting of our Christmas tree. Check out all of the details below December will be filled with shopping, horse-drawn carriages, wonderful music, festive trolley rides, a few snowflakes, Santa {of course}, and MORE! You don't want to miss any of the exciting opportunities to enjoy an evening in downtown.
Holiday Shop & Stroll

Bring the whole family downtown for the Holiday Shop & Strolls 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, take a festive trolley ride, stroll the sidewalks,  and enjoy the sparkle of holiday lights.

SAVE THE DATE for Friday, December 1, 2023!

Christmas Tree Lighting

Thursday, November 30

Enjoy the start to an old fashioned Christmas! Come take your holiday photo in front of the tree before or after enjoying extended shopping hours and dinner out in downtown. 

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Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

December 7, 14 and 21

The wonderful tradition of surrounding yourself with the sights and sounds of the holidays in a beautiful horse-drawn carriage ride through Downtown Statesville will continue this year.

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Christmas Parade


Join the 30th Masonic District of North Carolina as they host the 2023 Statesville Christmas Parade sponsored by  Come early to enjoy brunch and discover downtown.

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Statesville Story Stroll

December 1 - January 6

Run, run, as fast as you can to help catch the Gingerbread Man. Can you help catch him as you read your way through Downtown Statesville?

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'Tis The Season is made possible by the generous sponsorships of our amazing community partners! Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors!

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