A Kannapolis Christmas

snow falling around the christmas treeVisit with Santa


Christmas Events Schedule

Sunday, November 24 – Due to the prediction of rain on Saturday, the Tree Lighting has been moved to 6 p.m., Sunday, November 24, at Village Park., 700 West C St. Celebrate the start of the Christmas season in Kannapolis with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Enjoy live music and entertainment, kid’s activities and fireworks. Free Admission.

Saturday, December 14 - The 81st Annual Kannapolis Christmas Parade presented by Cannon Pharmacy begins at 6 p.m. This special night time parade travels through the streets of downtown Kannapolis and usually lasts until 7:30 p.m.

More fun & excitement...

The Winterland Express train runs every evening from November 24th - December 30th (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) from 6-9 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays and from 6-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Ride the train thru the park, enjoy over 250,000 Christmas lights, make s'mores and more. Admission to the park and viewing of the lights is free; tickets to ride the train and carousel are $2.00 per person per ride.

Again, this year, kids of all ages will be able to visit Santa in his studio each night. The park will also feature performances from our very own Kannapolis Singing Bears, who will entertain the family with a 30 minute Christmas Carol performance each hour on the hour.

The Atlantic Coast S Gaugers group returns this year with their popular model trains on display Wednesday thru Sunday nights.

On various nights local community groups and musicians will perform your favorite Christmas songs. Children will also have an opportunity to create ornaments, make reindeer food and engage in the Lionel children's zone.


 kids eating smores during the Celebration of Lights

Note: The Celebration of Lights, Winterland Express Train and Carousel may be closed due to inclement weather. Please call 704-920-4343 for up to date information.