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The Celebration of Lights is canceled tonight, November 21, due to the severe weather.  If you have Winterland Express tickets for tonight you will automatically receive a refund to your account.  You are welcome to make another reservation at your convenience or purchase on site tickets.  www.kannapolisnc.gov/christmas  We're sorry Mother Nature is interrupting our holiday fun. Thank you for understanding.

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The City of Kannapolis is seeking qualified development partners for the redevelopment of the City owned Block Six Property in the heart of downtown on West Avenue. The block is currently the home of Lee Clothing and the temporary home of the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers Team Offices. It is adjacent to the Swanee Theatre and near Atrium Health Ballpark, across the street from the VIDA Apartments and two blocks south of the North Carolina Research Campus.   The City’s goal is that this ...

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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/yard waste/loose leaf collection service on Thanksgiving Day, and there will also be no loose leaf/yard waste collection on Friday, November 25.  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). ...

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Bonsai hobbyists, gardeners, and art lovers all can enjoy the beauty of these small trees when bonsai artists and vendors from all over the USA will display their trees. This is a great chance to learn about this art and hobby, buy a tree or buy supplies. For the 11th year, bonsai artists from all over the USA will show their bonsai trees in the exceptionally beautiful marble-lined domed atrium of the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis (a short ride north from Charlotte on I-85). Th...

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One of the highlights of “A Kannapolis Christmas” is riding the Winterland Express thru the Twelve Days of Christmas. Tickets are a must have for this very popular attraction. Now, just in time for the holidays, Santa has delivered a second Winterland Express straight from the North Pole. This new Winterland Express Train Engine will allow the City to handle twice the number of train riders during the holiday season and throughout the year. The metallic black and chrome CP ...

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A Kannapolis Christmas returns this holiday season with events that have become treasured family traditions in the region. The official kick off will be the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony & Celebration of Lights at 6 p.m., Saturday, November 18 at Village Park at 700 West C Street.  David Whisenant, an award-winning journalist with WBTV will be the special guest of honor along with Santa Claus as they light the City’s Christmas Tree. For over 30 years David has covered Cabarru...

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The City of Kannapolis has been recognized with four national SAVVY Awards for its engagement of residents, communications, and marketing initiatives by 3CMA. 3CMA, The City-County Communications and Marketing Association, is the nation’s top professional group for government communication and marketing professionals.  The Savvy Awards recognizes outstanding local government achievements in communications, public-sector marketing, and citizen-government relationships. The Savvies s...

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The City of Kannapolis offices will be closed Friday, November 10, in observance of Veterans Day. Offices will reopen on November 13. There will be no delay in the collection of garbage and recycling. There will be no yard debris collection on Friday. To find your collection schedule, visit kannapolisnc.gov/garbage, or download the CARTology app in the Apple and Google Play stores.

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A Kannapolis Christmas returns this holiday season with events that have become treasured family traditions in the region. The official kick off will be the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony & Celebration of Lights at 6 p.m., Saturday, November 18. The Celebration of Lights will then run thru December 30 and The Kannapolis Christmas Parade returns on December 9. The Celebration of Lights includes thousands of twinkling lights in dozens of displays throughout Village Park.  Adults and chi...

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Area municipalities will cohost “Bridges Out of Poverty”, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on November 9 at the Laureate Center in Kannapolis.  This free workshop will provide professionals and communities with strategies on how to build bridges that result in bringing people out of poverty. Cabarrus County, the City of Concord, the City of Kannapolis and Cooperative Christian Ministry are hosting this important community seminar.  Mike Dames with Hope Worldwide Charlotte wi...

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