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The Celebration of Lights continues at Village Park, West C. Street until December 30.

The Celebration of Lights includes thousands and thousands of Christmas lights and holiday displays. Adults and children can take a ride on the Winterland Express, countdown the 12 Days of Christmas and take a spin on the double decker carousel. Manufactured in Italy the carousel features 1,800 lights, Brazilian oak decking and charming hand painted Venetian murals.

Admission to the park and viewing of the lights is free; advance reservations are required to ride the train. You may purchase tickets to ride the carousel once you arrive at the park. Tickets are $2 per person per ride.

The Celebration of Lights is open every evening until December 30 from 6-9 p.m., Sundays – Thursdays, and from 6 – 10 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).  

You must make a reservation and pay in advance to ride the Winterland Express. Reservations available at www.kannapolisnc.gov/kannapolischristmas.  

Reserve a row on the train for $6. A row can typically hold three children or two adults with a maximum of three people per row. If there are any unsold rows, per train ride, those will be sold each night at the Village Park ticket office on a first come basis.

Kids of all ages will be able to visit Santa every night. The park will also feature performances from our very own Kannapolis Singing Bears, who will entertain you with a Christmas Carol performance and the popular holiday model train display.

This year, visitors will also be able to shop locally and find holiday gifts at the holiday market located at Village Park. Craft vendors will be at onsite Thursday through Sunday. Various food vendors will be at the park daily.