The Winterland Express & Celebration of Lights will officially kick off at Village Park with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:00 p.m., Saturday, November 26.
The Winterland Express train runs every evening from November 26th – 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 and enjoy over 250,000 Christmas light displays. Admission to the park and viewing of the lights is free; tickets to ride the train are $2.00.
Again, this year, kids of all ages will be able to visit Santa in his studio from 6:30-9 p.m. each night. Special appearances from Mrs. Claus and local musicians performing your favorite Christmas songs.
The park will also feature performances from our very own Kannapolis Singing Bears, who will entertain the young and young at heart with a 30 minute Christmas Carol performance each hour on the hour. The model train display returns November 26, 27, 30 & December 1 - 4, 7 - 23, & 26 - 30 as part of the Celebration of Lights. The Atlantic Coast S Gaugers group will have their popular model trains on display for everyone to enjoy.