Christmas Town USA

December 11, 2017 - December 26, 2017

Drive (or walk!) the two miles through town of McAdenville and view more than 375 live trees, 200 wreaths, and a 46-foot wide image of Old Man Winter blowing snowflakes over the lake.  The lights glow Mon.-Fri. 5:30-9:30pm and Sat.-Sun. 5:30-11pm.

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Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops

Bass Pro Shops

December 11, 2017 - December 24, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Santa’s Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops and Concord-area families are invited to enjoy this magical Christmas village offering free photos with Santa and free family holiday activities including fun crafts and games. Features include rustic Christmas cabins, holiday characters and live elves set amongst a dazzling backdrop of snow-covered hills and illuminated Christmas trees. The...

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Christmas at the Library

The Billy Graham Library

December 11, 2017 - December 23, 2017 @ 5:00 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Celebrate the Christmas season with fun family activities at the Billy Graham Library. Enjoy the light displays and Christ-centered festivities with families from across the Southeast who have made this an annual tradition. Highlights include a live nativity display, horse-drawn carriage rides, Christmas carolers, story time for children, holiday food and drinks for purchase, and...

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Holidays at the Garden

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

December 11, 2017 - December 31, 2017 @ 5:00 PM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

The Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is turned into a winter wonderland. Over 600,000 lights will decorate the space with sparkling fountains and twinkling trees. Also enjoy live music, shopping, food, fires, and a model train display. Carriage rides are available Thurs.-Sun. for an additional cost. 

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Celebration of Lights

Village Park

December 11, 2017 - December 30, 2017 @ 6:00 PM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Stroll through the park or take a ride on the Winterland Express to see more than 250,000 Christmas lights. The Celebration of lights will also feature the Double Decker Carousel and performances from the Kannapolis Singing Bears. Each night Santa Claus will take time from his busy schedule to visit with all the boys and girls. It is $2 to ride the train or carousel. Most other activities...

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Holiday on Ice

NASCAR Hall of Fame Plaza

December 11, 2017 - January 7, 2018

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Skate on more than 7,000 square feet of ice in the heart of the city.  The ice rink opens at 5 p.m. Nov. 17. See website for ongoing hours.

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