A Kannapolis Christmas will officially kick off at Village Park with the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony & Festival of Lights at 6 p.m., Saturday, November 20. The Festival of Lights will run thru December 30. The Kannapolis Christmas Parade will return on December 11.
The Festival of Lights includes thousands and thousands of Christmas lights and holiday displays. Admission to the park and viewing of the lights is free; tickets are required to ride the carousel and train. The park is located at 700 West C Street in Kannapolis.
Again, this year, kids of all ages will be able to visit Santa. The park will also feature performances from our very own Kannapolis Singing Bears, who will entertain you with a Christmas Carol performance.
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 children’s zone.
Tree Lighting Ceremony
6 p.m. November 20 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.
Festival of Lights
November 20-December 30 (closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) Open 6-9 p.m. Sundays thru Thursdays; 6-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
Come to Village Park and enjoy all the beautiful lights and displays in celebration of the holidays. Visit with Santa, do a craft, enjoy smore’s around the fire pit and much more.
Kannapolis Christmas Parade
6 p.m. December 11 in Downtown Kannapolis
This special nighttime parade travels through the streets of downtown Kannapolis and usually lasts until 7:30 p.m. If you are interested in participating in the parade as a sponsor or a float entry please click here. A limited number of professional floats are available, or you can enter your own float. Float registrations are due November 11.
Note: The Celebration of Lights may be closed due to inclement weather. Please call 704-920-4343 for up to date information.