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All City of Kannapolis offices will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. There will be no garbage/recycling/loose leaf collection service on Thanksgiving Day, and no loose leaf collection on Friday, November 24.


Garbage and recycling will operate on a one day delay - (Thursday’s route will be collected on Friday and Friday’s route will be collected on Saturday). Loose leaf collection will resume on Monday, November 27.

Join us Thanksgiving Weekend at The Annual Tree Lighting & Fireworks Ceremony at Village Park, 700 West C. Street on Sat., Nov. 25, at 6 p.m. This year, the tree lighting will feature entertainment, a special guest from the North Pole who will light up the tree and help launch a fireworks show!

The tree lighting will also kick off the 2017 Celebration of Lights, which boasts more than 250,000 lights adorning Village Park. The Winterland Express will run every evening from Nov. 25-Dec. 30 (closed Dec. 24-25), taking riders through the park’s wonderland of lights from 6-9:00 p.m. Sunday thru Thursday and 6-10:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

This year join us for the new tradition of riding our new double-decker carousel. Santa will also be on hand in his studio each night, with Mrs. Claus occasionally making special appearances, to meet and greet everyone. Admission to the park and viewing of the lights are free. Admission is free and train and carousel rides are $2 each.

Additionally, throughout the month there will be special performances from local entertainers, the Singing Bears, the Lionel Train Model display and more.


For more information visit kannapolisnc.gov/christmas.