A Kannapolis Christmas will officially kick off at Village Park with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m., Saturday, November 25. The Celebration continues through the Christmas Holiday seasons with the Celebration of Lights and Winterland Express.
The Winterland Express train runs every evening from November 25th- 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 and engage in the Lionel children's zone filled with interactive model trains.
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.